Tonight, as I’m sitting here listening to the quiet sounds of the night, I have a question that I have been pondering since Friday night when my job was terminated. Should I contact the company that I was working for and file a complaint?
Recently, I’ve been blessed to be able to post some of the beautiful events I’ve seen happen where I worked. You know that I loved my job (a first for retail!), loved my customers and enjoyed my coworkers. I felt better than I have in a long time about a job. I didn’t want to advance, I was truly enjoying the circumstances and the blessings that put me in a neighborhood where Light and Spirituality is truly needed, where I felt I could best help people. But you also know that the manager and I did not get along, and, if you’ve seen my Business Relationships page, then you also know that I’ve experienced enough in the business world to know that there are some things that just will not work.
I suppose that the first question I should ask is, “Do I have a case?” The answer is yes. On multiple counts. I have evidence and witnesses. I can back up my case. Plus, this manager has a reputation and a history. She is not well-liked except by other managers – who she is often related to.
I should also ask, “Do I really want to?” and “Would it be worth it?” I’m not afraid to speak up. I have done it before. Some companies will accept their employees speaking up, but in my experience, the vast majority do not. In fact, employees that do speak up are labeled as troublemakers, and often are pushed out of the company. Regardless of what companies say in their flashy ads, most really only want drones to work for them, a body to fill a space that won’t question anything. But again, that’s just my experience. So that answer would be no.
Do I want my job back? As much as I loved my job, no, I don’t. I am not the kind of person to go back to a situation that can turn that sour that fast.
So why am I even here thinking about this? Because my co-workers have asked me to. Because what this manager is doing is wrong.
So I am sitting here in the quiet of the night wondering if things could possibly have been different. And the more I look at it, the more I realize that from the beginning, there was no other ending. No matter what I did, or didn’t do, the outcome would have been the same. But it still leaves me wondering, should I? Or shouldn’t I?