Validating someones suffering
Dominick is our RCIA team leader and comes to us from Rockford, Illinois.Dominick met Pope Benedict XVI on his honeymoon, was a stay-at-home dad for five years, and once scored eight goals in a pee-wee hockey game. All viewpoints are welcome, but we ask that you remain on-topic and respect other members of the discussion.In fact, it was just the leftovers from my dinner the night before.
Today’s personal reflection features Dynamic Catholic team member Dominick Albano.When I brought it up, they said something along the lines of “We cannot prove he stole anything.” I am confused at this. My boss is on my side, but HR seem to be trying to string me up. Even if my boss backs me up, they just ignore everything he says. You are not required to make sure that your own personal lunch doesn’t contain anything that might offend a coworker’s palate, as your coworkers should not be eating your food without any invitation. In any case, I think the way to handle this is to go a bit on the offensive, which is warranted based on how aggressive HR is being.(As in, he would say “That’s clearly not the case” and the HR lady wouldn’t even look in his direction and continued talking.)How can someone be caught stealing my lunch and then turn around and say I was in the wrong? I don’t know what to do, I am afraid that I will loose my job over this. The only way their stance could possibly make sense is if they’re alleging that it wasn’t your lunch at all, and that it belonged to your coworker and you secretly dumped a toxic level of spice into it. I’d go back to them — possibly to the boss of the person you spoke with earlier if that’s an option — and say this: “I’m extremely concerned by what’s been said about this. He then ran into the bathroom and started being sick. (It also was in a cooler lunch box to keeps it cold from work to home, as it’s a long drive.) There was nothing different about my lunch that day. Anyway, I was sitting at my desk when my coworker came running out, having a hard time breathing.