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Offline swede_dish

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Well that's that.
« on: April 19, 2007, 08:15:23 AM »
I talked to my boss this morning, very professionally. I asked why I was taken off a project that I had been assigned to and he claimed it was my lack of experience in the company and there had been some complaints. Malarky.  Sigh, I can't really prove otherwise so unless I see any other weird happenings...c'est la vie.
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Re: Well that's that.
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2007, 09:07:00 AM »
Jenn, keep a diary of events and document, document, document! If there is something fishy going on (and it sounds like there is) you will need the evidence. Also, I would think you have the right to know the exact nature of the complaints against you. After all, how can you improve your performance unless you know where you're supposedly going wrong?

Hang in there, kid. You know you've got us on your side.

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Re: Well that's that.
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2007, 11:01:01 AM »
Ann is 100% correct.  DOCUMENT EVERYTHING.  She is also correct about the complaints, ask to see them, if you don't get them, you may want to speak to HR.  HOWEVER, HR is there to protect the company, NOT YOU.  So you may ask the advice of an attorney before involving HR.

If you dont get the documentation of complaints, write that down in your new "I have HIV and now they know it" diary!  And I would approach your boss the way Ann suggested.  "wow im really sorry to hear that, can you tell me what they were so I can improve my performance and can you tell me if this is documented anywhere so I can make sure my performance is being adequately tracked."

We got your back!  And I am in the HR world, so I doubly got yours!  Never thought an internet stalker could come in handy did ya?

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Re: Well that's that.
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2007, 01:11:56 PM »
To add to what Ann and AC said: When you approach your boss about how you can "improve" your work performance to ensure that you will have experience for future projects- do it through email, so you have written proof of the correspondence.

Document everything- date/time/place/people involved....
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Re: Well that's that.
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2007, 01:19:38 PM »
Sorry your having a bad time of it at work. All I can say is that all the advice that you have received here is excellent. Keep a good attitude and cheerful disposition, and keep saying how you want to improve in your job performance. No one can dispute a happy employee that wants to excel in their job. Documentation is key.
Good Wishes
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Re: Well that's that.
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2007, 02:05:58 PM »
Jenn,

Are you still in Michigan? Someone posted the website of a lawyer there who specialises in hiv stuff. Two of her pages you may be very interested in:

http://www.positiveoutlook.org/PAGES/141.HTM

http://www.positiveoutlook.org/PAGES/210.htm

Hope you find something useful there - the second page offers explicit instructions on how to deal with workplace problems like the one you're going through.

Ann
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Re: Well that's that.
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2007, 02:35:01 PM »
Jenn,

Just finished reading your WTF thread and this one.    WTF is right! 

I wish I could turn this nightmare around and make everything right.   I fervently hope it works out for your best, obviously.

Is there an ASO, other organization, even an individual in your area who might offer HIV education to people in your workplace?   I know that's a long stretch, very kid's afternoon special ending, but education is our best weapon against ignorance and prejudice.  Easy for me to say...

Please keep us up-to-date!  I can be there in a few hours to picket your employer and stage a die-in of 100 people invading the office.  Sorry to attempt humor, can't stop myself, but I am serious about offering support of any kind I am able to give... hundreds of miles away.

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Re: Well that's that.
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2007, 03:36:29 PM »
Thank you all so much! I am in Chicago right now...sitting in the lobby of my hotel. I have some business to attend to here so I 'll be here untill tomorrow morning.  You guys have made me feel so , so SO much better about this whole situation...

Thank you all again!

I will save EVERYTHING and I will ask for the complaints right when I get into town tomorrow. Much love....

Jenn
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