Monday, February 1, 2016

Microstory 246: Perspective Twenty-One

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Perspective Twenty

This is just one more in a long line of complaints I’ve received about this one boss at my work. He’s been like this his whole life, as far as I can tell. He doesn’t see women as individuals. He doesn’t quite see them as objects either, but he certainly believes his priorities and goals to be more important than theirs. Honestly, I couldn’t tell you why I’m friends with him. I guess I just do it out of habit. I haven’t been corrupt or anything, but I would be I’ve been biased in my assessments because of my relationship with him. What I really need to do is pass the case off to another human resources team member. I feel so stupid for not having committed to such an action before. He’s done these women wrong, and he needs to answer for it. But should I? Was I complicit in his dealings by not pursuing the matter at full force? Yes, of course I was. I’m going to have to fess up to what I did. But what exactly is that going to accomplish? I’ll probably end up losing my job, and then I won’t have a chance to turn my life around. Perhaps the best thing I can do is pretend like I had nothing to do with. Make sure the department makes an example out of my friend, and then just never do it again. In fact, I should cut ties with all of my coworkers, just in case. That sounds rash. Most of the people I know are good, and wouldn’t have any problems like this. So it’s settled, I’m only going to stop being friends with this one guy. Then again, his wife and mine are really good friends. Is it my place to ruin that relationship as well? No, it doesn’t matter. I have to do the right thing, for the first time in my life. But the woman filing the complaint was sleepy from being overworked. Can I really trust her statement. I know this guy, he’s not a rapist. He’s rude and lecherous, but he’s never hurt anyone, has he? Uh...I don’t know. Maybe. Pass the case and let it go. Keep it out of my hands altogether. It’s none of my business. But then again...

Perspective Twenty-Two

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