Well, I have my intake interview with the EEOC in March. In my state there is no notification law to carry a tape recorder, so I now tape every conversation we have. I have never worked in a job where I have to document everything to catch her in a contradiction, which I have several times, and I just started documenting heavily in January. There is another woman at work who has filed with the EEOC too. Maybe there is strenght in numbers. I just fear retaliation. My labor attorney sits on my states BAR and is very well respected in the legal community. He believes I have a strong case for a hostile work envirionment and discrimination on age and ADA. He is going to represent both myself and my coworker. I hate conflict and it is just churnning inside of me with fear. I also found out there are other people in my department that need to medicate themselves with anxiety pills just to come to work so I am so not alone in this boat. Thanks all for the support. I love my HW family.
We can respond to irritation with a smile instead of scowl, or by giving warm praise instead of icy indifference. By our being understanding instead of abrupt, others, in turn, may decide to hold on a little longer rather than to give way. Love, patience, and meekness can be just as contagious as rudeness and crudeness.
RandyPlease allow HealingWell to continue helping others by donating: http://www.healingwell.com/donate/Dx'd with Crohn's at age 12. Symptoms since age 5, RLS, Depression, Anxiety, and down right feel yucky some days.
Learning to live with this Disease rather than be its victim after 36 years.