Saturday, April 14, 2012

Thrown Under The Bus

Geez. I had thought that putting up with Annoying (who is now re-dubbed "Percy", thanks to Bryan) was the worst thing that came out of the other night.

Wow. Was I wrong.

When I came in this evening I kept hearing rumors about someone getting pulled out of that house. Lt Beez called me twice to say "What happened down there last night?"

"Snap if I know. I was at home last night. What did happen?" He wasn't sure either.

All I know is that when I was there we had a bad count. We recounted, it was right, count cleared and I went home, end of story.

Or so I thought.

When I went over to central later Lt Wyatt handed me a memo written by one of the other officers down there the other night. Apparently after I took Snack with me to recount A-wing, there was a big fight about who was going to count with who and a certain officer threw a temper tantrum, kicking things and punching the cabinets and saying how much he hated counting with that other officer because that officer was an "idiot."

Let's see, you are having a temper tantrum like a two year old and calling someone else an idiot? I think someone needs a full length mirror.

The officer (note how I am avoiding any names or gender identifiers here?) who wrote the memo stated that they were "scared to be around" that other officer and "afraid of retaliation."

And then the kicker. The one sentence that threw me right under the bus.

The last sentence read:
"I told Sgt Rev about what that officer did. He said nothing and just went home."

Which is total, unadulterated bullsnap. If I had been told any of that, I would have stayed there and it would have been dealt with. Or at least documented and reported.

So what was basically said was that I was a lousy supervisor and that I didn't care about my people if they have problems. And anybody who reads that memo that doesn't know me is going to agree.

Thanks alot, ya ffffff......argensnapple.....

So to cover my own backside I had to write my own memo of the events and basically call that officer a bold faced liar. And to make matters worse now, instead of being able to deal with an officer that seems to be a problem, the waters are muddied enough by that lie that the whole thing is probably just going to be made to go away.

I hope.

Or don't hope.

That problem officer has caused enough turmoil and is a danger to all of us and needs to be gone, in my opinion.

I just hope I can roll out of the way of the tires fast enough when they come by.

We'll see, I guess.

So.... Saturday is going to be National Pecan Day, Dictionary Day and International Moment of Laughter Day.

I barely survived Friday the 13th. How about you?


  1. What a jerk!

    What did they hope to accomplish by saying they told you when they didn't? Better yet, why didn't they just ACTUALLY tell you in the first place?

    1. Bryan- Yeah, it would have been nice to know. I have no idea what they were thinking.

  2. I have one of those. I've been trying for weeks to be rid of that " officer ". It's not that the officer has a problem, it's that everyone else has a problem with the officer. At least, that's what that officer seems to think. I cant trust a person like that in my Hive.

    1. Sgt Drew- Good luck with that one. Getting rid of a bad apple is a difficult thing for some reason.

    2. We have the same problem at the Happy Homestead. I tried everything to get my deadwood out and it was just impossible.

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    1. Lolamouse- Well.... That wasn't what I really wanted to say, of course. But it started with the right letter, anyway.

  4. That's a pretty serious accusation against you. Integrity is always worth fighting to the bitter end for. Can you file formal charges against this person? Don't give up on this one Sgt, sink your teeth into someone's ass and don't let go until you're fully vindicated.