Rachel "Sparks" Blackman (seattlesparks) wrote,
Rachel "Sparks" Blackman

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The Murk Thickens...

So... we hired this adminstrative person some time back, before all this mess at work. We hired her - the same way we hire everyone on the team - because her personality meshed well with us and she shared our ideals of how a team should be run. A while back when they began breaking us up into sub-companies, she was taken away from us, demoted to a subordinate position, and has been miserable. Since she /is/, as far as we are concerned, a member of our team/family we have here, we've been making fuss and trying to get her back.

We just found out that human resources has been denying the requests and then told people - INCLUDING the admin in question - that they were convinced my team wanted her back for an imagined ability in bed, not her administrative skills. (Thela is, admittedly, very attractive. But she's also the best admin this company had, back when she was allowed to do her job, and everyone in this office - not just those on our team - agrees on that.)

Complaints of sexual harassment were lodged against the human resources person in question, and were simply discarded with a note of 'human resources deals with questions of sexual harassment, they do not cause them.' So we're all REALLY offended - especially since human resources already was on our bad side. They told the two people who were fired - the /week/ before they were fired - 'oh, you're just worrying too much, your jobs are safe, I give you my word.' Moreover, various team members have expressed concerns about the management style - to human resources, requesting confidentiality - and never received an answer except that their manager suddenly comes to them to 'discuss their attitude' over the reported concerns.

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