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I am not in a Union.
I can only guess why she is bullying me. That being said I know she has had serious problems with men and otherwise.
I would guess she has been bullied herself and perhaps is paying it forward as it were.
Also she was not offering breaks. By law I am entitled to 2 15 minute breaks per 8 hour shift. She tried to convince me that breaks were optional. I wrote her up and she probably got reprimanded. This could have caused her to want to get back at me??
Also for some unknown reason I have a lifetime history of being bullied which is vastly outweighed by people who think highly of me, respect me, and I have received a lot of praise over the years for my performance on the job - including this job.
I get the impression that the security manager is considered my HR contact. We are security sub-contractors so even though its a huge facility there are only about 10 on the security crew.
The security contracting company is one of the largest employers in the world and I have the impression that they want our location to be self-sufficient in terms of operations and management.
Thank you for your thoughts.
It sounds like it is a good idea that I checked with you about the recordings.
I was thinking that maybe going forward, I could ask my security manager if I can make a recording of any future exchange with this employee whether overtly or covertly. I suspect she would say yes but you never know with all the rules and regulations they have. If she says its OK then perhaps I could reveal to her that I have the previous recording? It could still backfire on me I suppose.
Regarding discriminaton: I think I am being discriminated against because I am a male but have no proof. Would there be anything wrong with filing a gender discrimination/hostile work environment complaint with both your employer. Even if it is not honored it might send a loud message to this crew leader that she must stop. Any thoughts?
Thank you for the information on breaks. For one reason or another they have stated in writing that we are entitled to the 2 breaks by law so this is not a big issue. I was just using it as an example of why she might be retaliating.
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