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EC2
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Postby EC2 » Mon September 29th, 2008, 9:38 pm

"Carine" wrote:My son (21) is being pestered at work quite badly ! It has been going on for a while now but he just now came out with it !! We have to get him out of there NOW ! :mad:

I'm heartbroken !!


Carine, I'm sorry to hear about your son. Bullying at work is so horrible and misery-making for the victim. It recently happened to my younger son's girlfriend (also 21 and currently living with us) and she ended up by leaving the place. It turned out for the best in the end because a place has come vacant on the nursing degree course she wanted at university, so instead of having to wait until January and trying to find temporary jobs, she's now just begun her vocational training. But the situation where she was before, was untenable. (older woman making her life hell and management too weak and lackadaisical to do something about it). I so hope your son can move on to better things.
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For never will cowards fall down there.'

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Postby diamondlil » Mon September 29th, 2008, 9:43 pm

46 miles! :eek:

I am lucky if I could ride 3!
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Postby michellemoran » Mon September 29th, 2008, 9:43 pm

That's wonderful news EC!!!!! I wish I had the stamina to ride 46 miles!
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Postby SonjaMarie » Mon September 29th, 2008, 11:21 pm

When I was about that age I was living in Tacoma and working at a Taco Bell near where I lived. One of the other employees really disliked me for some reason and he was always being mean and rude to me, so much so he was starting to scare me and I got worried when I was walking home alone at night. I got mace just in case. At one point I thought about keying his car cause I hated him so much but I realized he would probably figure out who did it and it wasn't a good idea to do!

I eventually quit because of him and went to work at McDonald's across the street! I wasn't there very long as I ended up moving to Seattle a few months later.

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Postby Carine » Tue September 30th, 2008, 6:06 am

Thank EC. His boss is now notified about it, he told my son to stay at home this week while he looks into it, so we'll see what happens next.
Good to hear that your son's girlfriend could get away from it !
And it's also good to hear that your dad will be OK !!

SonjaMarie, I hope everything is OK for you aswell now, having to worry about walking home alone at night is a terrible thing too !!

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Postby SonjaMarie » Tue September 30th, 2008, 6:13 am

Carine: Oh, everything is fine now, this was about 13 or so years ago. Thanks though :D

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Postby Carine » Tue September 30th, 2008, 6:15 am

"SonjaMarie" wrote:Carine: Oh, everything is fine now, this was about 13 or so years ago. Thanks though :D

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You're welcome ! ;)

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Postby Vanessa » Tue September 30th, 2008, 7:00 am

That's good news about your dad, EC - even though he shouldn't be doing all that bike riding, it's good that he's so active, too.

Carine - bullying is a terrible thing. My daughter sometimes has a hard time at school with a particular girl. It is very upsetting as you hate to think of anything hurting your child however old they are. I did mention to the school that I thought C was a little unhappy and now things seem to have improved - I occasionally get a smile (she's 12 and rapidly approaching grumpy 'teenagerism'). I don't like to mention bullying at all to the school as I'm not sure whether that can make it worse for C. I've told her to igore the bully if possible. Sometimes, however, you do have to fight back. Hope everything works out OK for your son.
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Postby pat » Tue September 30th, 2008, 7:23 am

EC, your dad and my mum would get on well! My mum is 75, but thinks she is in her 40's, if not her 20's! The only reason she wont walk as far as she used to is that she doesnt have a dog to keep her company!

Glad he is ok!
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Postby diamondlil » Tue September 30th, 2008, 12:34 pm

My dad came over to Melbourne to see us and left last Friday, planning to drive from Melbourne to Perth, with lots of stops in outback Australia.

Tonight we got a phone call to say that he was currently in Coober Pedy hospital with a serious bladder infection. Coober Pedy is 9 hours from the nearest major city, and an 18 hour drive from here.

We don't actually know anymore than that at this stage, so we are going to have to see what happens now.
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