Thursday, January 21, 2010
EEOC - Equal Employment Opp. Commission
Here's the background...I'd been working for Bank of America. When I started, I was placed in an area called, "The Cage." For real. The place reeked with oppression. I knew then that I didn't want to work there no longer than five years.
March of my sixth year, I got hired for Robert Vanderberry as his Administrative Assistant. Now, before him, I was an admin for THREE executives and excelled. By the end of March I was calling HR for help. He liked nothing I did and when I tried to approach him about my job performance, he'd give me the okey-doke. My job was to monitor his emails and I'd found one to his old admin that read: "I know you don't regret your decision to leave, but I do every single day..." I read between the lines and knew what was coming down the road. Therefore, I began to keep a paper trail.
Bob did everything he could to sabotage me. It got so bad that my doctor wrote me out for depression and anxiety. HR did nothing. I sent detailed letters to every manager of Bob's all the way to the CEO...and nothing. Bob even violated my associate privacy by emailing his old admin, "Alicia's out on short-term disability...I'd offer you the position in a heartbeat if I knew that that was your desire..." Ugh, he was so crude and ugly.
After I came back from STD, Bob immediately handed me a three page document of "Does Not Meet Expectations." He told me that he was giving me 30 days to find a new job or else I'd have to voluntarily resign. (Which was against policy, but HR did nothing.) What the heck?! I'd been gone for several months and before then, I received all "Meets" on my performance review.
So, I went to the EEOC to file a complaint. Do you think the EEOC will be able to help me fight against a large corporation? Will Bob ever be happy even if his "Precious" never returns? Will he ever find a wife away from home that will cater to him the way she did?