Monday, April 2, 2012

Politically Correct

So there has been some drama going on at work lately. Recently our manager brought us all together for a quick, short three minute meeting to basically yell at us to not post cartoons or anything on the work bulletin board. Okay, fine. Whatever.

But I guess while I was away on vacation, one of my friends brought in a political cartoon of Obama. I never saw the cartoon, don't know what was on it exactly, but from what I hear is, the cartoon had Obama addressing a preschool class and saying something like: "okay 50% of the class was napping, why don't we have the napper's do some work now." Remember, I never saw this cartoon and have only heard what people have said.

Okay, so S brings in this cartoon to show our friend T. They have a laugh about it and S says she wants to leave it on our Floor Manager's desk because she could appreciate the humor. T laughs and says, "Nooo... put it on the bulletin board so when K comes up from downstairs, she see's it."

So both woman laugh again, because K is a 32 old woman that ALWAYS sleeps at her desk. On the clock, will sit straight up like she's working, close her eyes and sleep. She's been busted who knows how many times by everyone in the department. So S and T think the cartoon is hilarious because its poking fun at K. Honestly, I would have laughed too because this woman does always sleep, but she'll be the first person to tattle tale on you and throw you under the bus. No one, not one single person has ever turned her in for sleeping because we're not tattle tales.

Okay, that being said. You need to understand that K is black. Now don't get me wrong, I don't have any issues with black people. I DO have issues with lazy people in general though. And to me, K is lazy because she sleeps on the job. But K is a person that always feels that because she is black, people don't like her. When really people know her personality and how fake and back stabbing she is. THAT is why people don't like her. I've had her rat me out INSTANTLY because I took the wrong tray of mail. So, she doesn't seem to understand that people just don't like HER.

But the problem now is, K has gone to HR to report this. From what I'm told, because I was in my own little world today and didn't see anything, today people were brought into HR individually for a "Fact Finding Meeting". Now mind you, this is something that occurred on March 23rd. Today is April 2nd. Why is this being addressed over a week later?

So T calls me after work today to tell me everything I had missed while I was in my own little world today. Apparently K is trying to make this cartoon out to being offensive and racial. This is the part that really makes me mad. Racial? I mean REALLY?! It has NOTHING to do with race. Yes Obama is black. Who cares? The cartoon was only talking about the nappers, my friends were only interested in the napping because its FUNNY. K sleeps at her desk every. single. day. Of course we're all gonna laugh at that cartoon. Because it fits our situation and brightens our day a little.

But for this bitch to bring it around to racism? And taking it as far as HR to try and get people in trouble with their jobs? Am I being over dramatic here? Do I just not see her reasoning? I honestly feel like she just trying to get these two in trouble because she doesn't like them. I really don't see how it can be offensive. I guess if you don't like it, don't fucking sleep on the job!

Sorry...I ranted a little.


  1. I think it's unfortunate that she happens to be black, I mean, if it wasn't Obama saying it, would she still call it racist? Or would she actually realise that it was a dig at her for napping on the job.

    I know it's kind of childish, but I would be sure to grass her up the next time she falls asleep, give her a taste of her own medicine!

    I think it's extremely unprofessional for her to take it as far as she has, and with such a long time period between the incident and the 'meetings' If she really had a problem with it, she should have reported it there and then really...

    I hope that your friends don't get into too much trouble, or suspended over something that was only meant to poke harmless fun at someone who quite clearly slacks on the job...

  2. K sounds like quite the piece of work. My bet is that she went running to HR in hopes of being able to sue for a hostile work environment if HR didn't at least investigate - which they're obligated to do.

    Hopefully nothing comes of this whole thing, but I'd be prepared for a total shit storm. These things usually lead to a lot of backstabbing, new rules/regulations, and a lot of pointless meetings and/or sensitivity seminars.

    Karma's a bitch, and sooner or later it'll bite K in the ass!

  3. LMAO! Oh sorry yeah, correctness and all. OK, first...I would blow the whistle on this wpman every time you catch her sleeping! Second...your company HR (and apparently some employees) would have a heart attack in my office!

    We were just making jokes about sensitivity training the other day like which was worse : my boss hitting his secretary on the ass with a rubber band or the discussion about how much cleavage I should flash for a new client. Yup...that's where I work Pmsl!

    Seriously this K woman is like a lot of others I've seen. They make themselves the victim so as to ensure job security (HR afraid to fire them) and to get the upper hand for raises/promotions etc (HR afraid if they pick someone else they'll be sued) It's unfortunate that work can't be fun and everyone just get along.

  4. Good grief! The sleeping troll (K) wanted to stir up a hornet's nest over a harmless joke. Sounds like she is trying to ensure her job security, despite an obvious lack of performance (can't get much done while sleeping) and lack of personality too.