Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Email Skirmishes

Thanks for the hugs Gravelly and Wordnerd, and for the reminders to drink water. You just made me guzzle some.

Before, I continue, let me a give a shout-out to my Mom. It's her b-day. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!!

Now, back to the nightmare that is my work environment:

Earlier today I had an email exchange with FBH. I stood up for myself in a way I have never stood up against her before. I told her I had an ethical duty to represent my clients effectively, but that I could not do that if she refused to let me.

She responded and insinuated that I had trouble juggling tasks. I found this implication extremely offensive. Because I wanted to create a written record, and because I was incensed, I responded in detail to all of her bitch comments and false insinuations. This woman always does this, she tries to manipulate you and make you feel like you're f-ing up. But I know it's not me. It's her.

For the last hour, since my last email, she hasn't bothered me. There's a very real chance that those emails could be forwarded on but I made sure to be courteous and polite, so at least I will be able to hold my head high.

My colleagues and Raj said they were proud of me. They also don't think this will result in my getting fired. I'm dubious. I would only be upset if I got fired this week or the next because I really need to be here for my pro bono clients. After that Raj told me he would give me an allowance for cleaning. (He didn't even say nookie time!!).

I'd rather clean up my shit than FBH's. I'll keep you posted.

After my clients are in the clear, it might be time to take another stand and say I need to be removed from this the Case From Hell because FBH is intolerable. That will be a fish I fry after the asylum hearing are over, unless she continues to make it impossible for me to do the work I need to do.

I'm holding up quite well under the circumstances, although I can't shake the sensation that I'm in her cross-hairs and there's a scud missile pointed at me from somewhere up on the 28th floor.
More to come...

3 comments:

gravelly said...

You go, Girl! Awesome job! I am sooooooo proud of you!

Tracy said...

I am very proud of you, too, Buttercup! You're doing the right thing by standing up for yourself and not taking her dragon dung. ;)

wordnerd said...

Chin up, remember you're not superwoman but you are the hero for those asylum clients. Everything will be alright the Universe will take care of you.