Saturday, 29 January 2011

I’ve been told…

…by other temps/hired guns that they can be treated like crap in a workplace because they’re not a real employees. I’ve managed temps and I’ve been really careful to make sure no one treats them like crap on my watch. I’ve also done a lot of temping in my life. I’m doing the hired gun thing now until I find a job I like - but I’ve never had that happen to me until yesterday when another woman in the office tried to make me feel like crap with such patronizing shite that I had to bring her a very polite and to the point reality check. She was so shocked that I returned fire that she was really nice to me for the rest of the day. No one should be treated like crap in any job and people like me shouldn’t have to verbally slap sense into office bullies. We should be beyond this crap by now. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again women can be vicious in the workplace. I hope next time if she contemplates trying to belittle a temp she remembers a woman called Amarinda, wearing way too much jewelry, who called her out and she thinks better of it.

Amarinda Jones
Penn Halligan
Be an Amarinda book


Abigail-Madison Chase said...

Bravo! I feel the same way about my student workers! Everyone in my office knows STAY AWAY FROM ABBY's Student workers.

I dilike people who try and treat people like crap it's wrong and I am so glad you stood up!

I was never a temp but I was a student worker once and sometmes its not pretty!

Love the poster of Veronica Lake! I use to try and wear my hair like hers! She was one hot momma!

Sandra Cox said...

Yeah, that's uncalled for. I think insecure people try to make themselves look more important by belittling others.