Monday, April 28, 2008

Please Forgive Me

But Collin said I should document this in case I need dates and yeah, yet another story about the infamous new supervisor!!

We have a program that collects our data and shoots it to our computers but tonight it's down so 2 engrs and the IS guy said the info is out there, it's just stuck somewhere but it was okay to continue doing what we were doing. Okay. So during the passdown the supe asked me about it and I explained everything and he said, "How do you know if everything is going okay?" I said we could see everything on the this point I'm thinking that's a legit question...but then after my answer he said, "Very good, that's right!" like he was a preschool teacher!! Pissed me off!! I asked if that was a test and he said yes. So I told him I'd like to talk to him after the meeting since he didn't want me saying nasty stuff in front of everyone.

When we were done with the meeting, he came up all hot-eyed and asked what my problem was and I said, "I'm 37 years old, I do not need to be talked to like I'm 12!" He told me to "settle down" and that I obviously didn't realize who I was talking to. I told him I DID know who I was talking to but that didn't give him the right to speak down to me like I was a child in front of everyone. He kept saying that was my perception and that I was way too defensive, blah blah blah. I just told him out of all the supervisors this shift has gone through, he's the only one I've ever clashed with. He kept trying to tell me that was because I'd never had an actual supervisor before. He just doesn't listen when I tell him we HAVE had supervisors here all night before!!!! THEN, oh, this one really got me....he starts talking about how he has 2 sisters and 4 daughters and he gives them all the same opportunities as everyone else and he understands why I would think he was talking down to me because I was a woman. Well, I had NEVER thought that until he said it - - you should have seen his face when I told him that had never crossed my mind. I told him I got upset because he was speaking down to us as a whole.

He finally said, "I didn't mean for it to come out that way," speaking about the talking down thing. But neither of us ever apologized. I think my days here are numbered. He thinks I'm too defensive and I think he treats us like children.

There was more - much more - but I'm drained and I can't type this anymore. At least the argument is documented somewhat. I hope you all had a fine weekend!!


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