Kevin, You sound like an absolutely beautiful person, inside and out and I wish I had the chance to meet you, but we are not permitted to have any contact with customers other than through this forum,
My dear friend, Kevin, you are very much mistaken when you say that you are not a member of a "protected class", you most certainly are! And, here is the rule,
"If there is no written Employment Agreement between the employer and the employee which sets forth, among other things, the circumstances under which the employee can be terminated, then an "At Will" Employment relationship exists and the employee can leave the employer without any liability to the employer, and by the same token, the employer can terminate the employee at any time, and for any reason, or no reason, Except, that the employer cannot terminate the employee on the basis of the employee's race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation/gender preference, or disability." (Sorry, I think I might have forgotten to include sexual orientation/gender preference in my previous Answer,
I agree with you, many times superiors will stir things up (drop the bomb, as you phrased it) and then leave a big mess behind them that they created and expect someone else to "handle it"
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