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Before I could say a word, he said "what the f**k is your problem? Are you on drugs? I'm this close to piss testing you!!" You're not the guy I hired 4 years ago. I was just shocked & studdered a little, he said "are you high now?" because of my studder. Well, i wasn't high & have no problem taking a drug test. I asked him about working overtime, which i'd been doing for months, he told me no, then a day later informed out dept we're on mandatory OT. So why did he just tell me "no" when i asked about working OT??? The kicker to this, its all because he scheduled me off because I had accrued vacation time, but he never told me & I never requested any time off. So he got that way because I showed up to work on my regular shift. Why wouldn't I?? I never requested time off & had no idea he decided to schedule me off. Anyway, there is a lot more...
Sorry, i'm not in a union, I work for CREE, a semi- conducter manufacturer. This is still ongoing, since this started, i've submitted ideas to him to make certain processes more effective. He asked me to stop, then soon after, a coworker submitted the exact same ideas & he received praise & advised us to model the process after his. He says i can't work OT like i have been doing since March, while, by the way, being THEE most productive employee in our group. Also, he's crediting others w/my accomplishments. I just feel he blatantly ignores & disreguards my good & prodictive ideas as retaliation for, maybe for taking him to HR. I don't know, it just seems wrong. I give him, solid input on certain items which he just ignores. Feels like b/cause of previous statements, I have no chance of moving forward in my career. My coworkers do certain things, but when i do those exact things, boss sends me nasty emails. I feel i have to either quit or put up with him treating me like an idiot. It hardly seems like i'm going to get any kind of good review, when the time comes. I just read an article about man winning a lawsuit b/cause his coworkers made fun of his studdering. I think this retaliation (or whatever) this is called is far worse, I mean, this is ultimately affecting my career. Even if I can transfer to another dept, he will have to speak with my new boss & I can only imagine the things he would say. If this isn't retaliation harassment, i don't know what is, but if there's nothing I can do, i guess that's that. Thanks for your advice
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