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   Posted 3/26/2010 11:08 PM (GMT -7)   
The other day I was on the phone with one of my bosses discussing something I neede to do.  He said not to do it til after the 1st of the month but it isnt somethong that can't be  do.  He started jumping me over the phine.  He jumped on me by asking in a rude weird.  His comment was Do you understand?     I do not appreciate the way he talks to me.  Is there anythig I can do?

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   Posted 3/27/2010 1:44 AM (GMT -7)   
i would definately look at seeing the companies HR officer in regards to their harrassment policy. alternatively a union representative or an affiliated agency that handles work-place harrassment incidents. with compassion, jamie.

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   Posted 3/27/2010 2:20 PM (GMT -7)   
The problem is that their is no HR.  I manage a small (84 units) apartment complex.  It is owned by a couple.  I am the only employee, the manager. We have one maintenance guy who is a contract employee.  He is an atty.  He thinks he knows everything.  There really isn't anyone to talk to, except her (his wife), but it probably would not do any good.  I just want to say something to him such as, you do not need to talk to me that way.

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   Posted 3/27/2010 2:56 PM (GMT -7)   
In this situation, about the only thing that you can do is stand up to him. Let him know that you don't appreciate his tone of voice. Do it in a calm manner though. If that doesn't work, look for work elsewhere. If it is not worth losing your job over, then just overlook the behavior. He hasn't committed any crime, so there really isn't much else that you can do.

You have been working for them for a long time now. I think you know them well enough to know what you can and can't say. Or how they will react. Have you thought about a different job? That might be something worth exploring. But I would look for one while I was still employeed. If it comes to that.

Best wishes

Hugs, Karen
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