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So, i've had somewhat of a history involving people that at one point used to work at a now-defunct wall street firm. some of those experiences have permanently scarred me. and yet i keep tripping over tendrils that lead back to these people. an executive at my agency used to work there. and he has the same sort of air of complacent brutality, that buccaneer swagger, that jovial bully style. Much like the others, he enjoys pushing people off-balance, calling them out, making them uncomfortable. The good news for me is that I mostly don't have to interact with him; when he does his drive-bys my brightly innocent helpfulness usually completely throws him. He suspects I am laughing at him but he can't quite be sure, and yet he keeps trying. The trick is to not take it personally.

The problem, of course, is the anger the associations bring up in me. I'm fairly certain he's sleeping with his admin, which would be par for the course. Shopping in the company store is a bit of a hallmark of the people I have worked with from that company-- rules are for other people. Unfortunately, it's given his admin more than a bit of an ego about things and she seems to delight in being a petty tyrant. They have completely misinterpreted a telework policy, as to insist that everyone needs to have a signed telework agreement whether they want to telework or not. The policy they linked to clearly says otherwise, but I have literally a week left in my probation period and I can't afford to argue about it with her.

So apparently I'll be teleworking soon. And I'm sure the full moon is laughing at me, as not an hour later one of the other wall street refugees called me, wanting to get coffee.

<sigh>

Date: 2016-06-23 05:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] he-who-wanders.livejournal.com

Coffee is for closers!

Yay for teleworking ;)

Re: <sigh>

Date: 2016-06-23 10:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] turbogrrl.livejournal.com
except i have no desire to actually telework, and forcing me to sign a policy prevents me from benefiting from federal closures and will force me to work through them.

the policy clearly states that for telework, an agreement must be in place, *or else the employee cannot telework*. Employees may not apply for telework until they have been working for 90 days. and employees may cancel an agreement at any time with one days notice.

she is claiming all employees must have a valid agreement in place within 30 days of hire, and there must be a valid agreement on file at all times.

basically, they are are on terrible ground, but i can't do anything about it until late next week. she responded to my initial inquiry about the policy by stating she was turning off my separate badge access to the building because "i hadn't returned it" when she knew perfectly well that my ID badge has never worked on the doors and elevators. (It was her job, and now her employees job, to activate it. It still doesn't work despite multiple requests.) So it is pretty clear that retaliation is her normal mode of operation.

I'd take it personally, but this person treats everyone like shit.

Re: <sigh>

Date: 2016-06-25 12:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vicar.livejournal.com
Good call to suck it up and take the stupid until you finish the probationary period. ALWAYS feel free to reach out to me with questions for off-the-books not-legal-advice answers. I say that as you're a years-long, intelligent, drama-free-or-well-controlled friend whom I trust.

Re: <sigh>

Date: 2016-06-29 12:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] turbogrrl.livejournal.com
*whew*

made it!

Re: <sigh>

Date: 2016-06-26 02:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] he-who-wanders.livejournal.com
Oh that is the downside to teleworking that I had not really considered. I usually work some on closures but that is to make up for all the flexibility my company affords. I hope you get it worked out. I mean *usually* HR is supposed to keep compaints anonymous if requested however given this person is known to be vindicitive not sure that would help.

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