Tanqueray

Jan. 1st, 2014 02:29 pm
kharmii: (deepthought)
Guess I'll do one private entry and one public. It's about time (after four and five years?) that I record this crazy time I've had with Randall and everything since. Anyway...here's the public entry about what happened with Tanqueray to make her quit her job, just because delicious drama is always fun.

I was off work for an entire year, so have no idea when this all went down, but I will tell you that Tanqueray is one vapid, squirrely individual who was acting weird about this Rick-o before I even left. Rick-o is a guy version of her, only in that he's promiscuous. Other than that, I think he's an easy going decent enough guy with no obvious personality dysfunctions. Before I left, they were screwing around together. I thought badly of him for getting involved with her, -thought he was an idiot- but it wasn't enough to keep me from getting along with him. I would say nice things to him to encourage him because that's the kind of person I am, always encouraging people and trying to make a happy environment around me. Whenever I'd say something to him, Tanqueray would get all possessive and start acting wild, and I'm talking like crazypants wild. For example, one day she went around going "WHOOOOT!!" all day, talking excitedly, as if we were at a party, even though we were just at work.

When I got back after a year and found out she was gone, most everyone I asked acted extremely uncomfortable and hesitant to talk about it. Two women I asked pretended like they didn't know (they knew; everyone knows everything about everybody in that viper's nest). One guy said she had a meltdown because she didn't get what she wanted. Another guy told me that she was getting jealous because Rick-o was paying attention to other women, and she was wanting more out of their relationship.

Finally, yesterday, this guy brought up how they've had to change the codes on the doors several times when crazy people come and go. He rattled off a bunch of names, and 'Tanqueray' was in there. I asked what she did to make them see her as a risk. That's when I heard two conflicting stories when the guy I buy sides of beef from chimed in. The first guy said that she was basically forced to quit because she had a huge meltdown (inspired by this childish, highschool mentality relationship drama with Rick-o) and threatened somebody. She was going around saying, "I'M GOING TO GET THAT PERSON! I'M GOING TO GET EVEN!!" After that, someone is just done because they have a zero tolerance policy for threats and violence. They would have gone after her job if she didn't quit. The second guy told me that she was goaded into quitting because the supervisor knew what to say to push her buttons. I tend to think that guy was on her side only because most people side against the supervisors.

I don't know if she threatened the supervisor, Rick-o, or some women who flirted with Rick-o, but either way, it's a damn stupid reason to quit your good paying job just before getting your own route. I've had so many soul-damaging major problems in my life that I totally don't know what it's like to have trivial problems, but you'd think that having a crush on a guy who won't return the affection could be easily solved by taking a few days off work and doing something to keep your mind off of it.
kharmii: (PRIVATEPYLE!)
Oh whoopsy! I forgot to take the FB link before I made this public. Now I'm sure every psycho has seen my pics. *waves* :-P

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When I got pregnant with Gretchen, I didn't tell anybody. Only the supervisors knew what was going on with me, and I was cool with them. It took three or four months for me to start showing enough for people to guess. That's when Yolanda and Tanquerey had to finally shut their mouths about it for good.

I think I handled it well. I stood up for myself without having to be a victim and file a harassment claim. Even better is how my case is positioned far enough away from both of them, as Tanquerey is on a form 50 route far away until they dismantle and absorb her vacant route after the holidays, Then when she's stuck bouncing around again, she'll still be far enough away because they moved the cases again while I was on maternity leave, and I'm across from a bunch of Frankfort Square routes she doesn't do. Both Yolanda and Tanquerey make a point of talking to one another every day, even though their cases are far apart, because birds of a feather and all.. I'll still talk to Yolanda (if I have to) about work related things because she didn't invade my home life in the middle of the night.

It took me a couple of sessions to write this entry because it's difficult to find time with Gretchen. I also have a lot of things to do, like put up Christmas decorations, plant 12 trees I have heeled in on the side of the house and finish my stone walkway from the house to the garage. The outdoor activities might have to wait for spring, as any warm weather in the winter finds either the ground too soggy or the atmosphere too windy to get any work done. When the weather gets extra cold I'll then find extra time to get back into this, for sure.

kharmii: (deepthought)
....and the life lessons I learned from it.

Before I start, let me share with you a quote from Who's Looking Out For You? by Bill O'Reilly. In Chapter Two: It's My Party, he writes, "Okay, time then to bust another myth, the one about 'bad companions'. You know, the people your parents told you to stay away from. Well, you don't have to stay away from them, because if you are a decent person, they'll stay away from you. Nobody doing bad things wants you around unless you are in sync with their destructive agenda. Walk into any bar and order a Dr. Pepper, the booze hounds will mock you. You're not welcome at a methamphetamine party if you won't indulge, and you're not welcome at an ENRON executive meeting if you're not willing to rob other people blind. Corrupt people seek each other out, so if you are hanging around with Tony Soprano, you are already a degenerate."

Unfortunately, -although most of my coworkers are decent people I get along with fine- I work with a few not-so decent people. Sometimes I have gotten into situations where I've been stuck with them for long periods of time against my will. These people will usually patronize me and stereotype me as being 'quiet' based on their narrow-minded world view. Quiet, by the way, has little to do with my outgoingness and social skills. Translated from dirtbag, 'quiet' means: "She is a Christian conservative who doesn't say the f-word every other sentence to be edgy and cool. She doesn't crap on about wild parties she goes to on the weekends and she doesn't brag about how much dope she smoked during her glory days of highschool. Lets see how much bullcrap I can force her to endure.".

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Anyway, that's all for now. I got inspired to write this after refusing to go to a baby shower organized by one of the people I'm writing about. A friend from work didn't have a clue what was going on, so I'm keeping this record in case I want to share one day. I could maybe cut and paste in Facebook. Until next time, when I bring Tanqueray into the story and describe how a bad situation can get much worse..

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