Zia Nuray (zianuray) wrote,
Zia Nuray

For some reason,

I remembered this just now:

At the factory -- where I worked for 19+ years, there was a probationary period for new hires.  within the first 45 days you could be let go for any reason or no reason.

One gal had been in a bad relationship and moved to the city to get away from the farm community her pending-ex still lived in.  She was so traumatized by the whole deal that the men on the crew could not speak directly to her without throwing her into hysterics 75% of the time.  All 5 in the direct line of authority were -- guess what? -- men.  The women could not mention in her hearing a sentence like "My husband drove me to work today" or "How's your boyfriend?  He recovering from that car wreck OK?" because she could not stand the idea of a husband and would flee to the bathroom and cry for an hour if the word was mentioned in front of her.  She actually requested that we censor our entire work-day to cushion her from the world.  She even asked HR to "talk to us" about "respecting her emotional disability" -- which may have worked better if she were willing to get therapy for it.

Guess who didn't make it to the end of the probationary period?

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Tags: drama, factory, work
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