Thursday, February 23, 2012

The experiences you don't see coming!

Hello my friends!  Do you know someone with an addiction?  Whether it be smoking, alcohol, drugs, food or even gambling?  Let me tell you a true story.  Before my disability I was starting to have problems so I quit my downtown job to take a law office job near my home.  I worked for one attorney, but this attorney was different.  He owned racehorses, and one even won the Kentucky Derby back in 1992 I believe.  My hours were 8 to 5, and an hour off for lunch.  I lived so close I was able to go home for lunch, but actually I had to go anywhere because there was only one computer in the office, and in the a.m. I'd have to wait for him to get off the computer because he was intent about getting the information about his horses, and had to print the horse racing schedules.  In the afternoon, I had to go out because he was checking out his horses to see how they did or how they were doing.  I didn't understand his ways and why he did it in his law firm office.  It was definitely a mystery to me.  This went on everyday for 8 months. Until one day he said to me, "Marie, you're no longer needed around here".  WHAAAAAAAAA???  We're talking left field here.  He told me it was a personality conflict & he stood there watched me pack up & I took everything that was mine & went home.

The next day I applied for unemployment and I was denied because he told them that I was gambling on line & that's why I was canned.  Again WHAAAAAAAA???  So, to shorten the story some I fought this guy tooth & nail for later I found out he was the man gambling on-line.  Hey, to each their own, right?  Whatever trips your trigger my friend, but don't lie about me.  I was able to get Microsoft Network to be an expert witness in my case & the links that my old boss came up with were totally his in accordance of the time that they were used I was not in the building.  There were also a few other people the would share these certain websites with, and I could hear him in the next room talking about the psychology of gambling.  He would say Vegas is great, but on-line is more convenient, and cheaper.  So, all I can say is to each their own.  Guess I just don't understand the whole concept of tables, cards etc., but he did.  He actually new the Psychology of Gambling, and was quite good at it.

So, the court was in my favor, and my name was not only cleared, but I was given my entire back pay of unemployment, and for lying he walked out of that court room with his head down & his tail between his legs because a non-lawyer beat him!  HA - GOTCHA!  When I'm right I will fight you tooth & nail to prove a point, and this point was proven for my good name my father gave me & I wasn't about to watch it being dragged through the mud by some egotistical man!

So did  you like that story?  Nice ending huh?  I just thought I'd throw a few of experiences in here every now and then instead of the same old thing every day.  Hope you liked it and learned something from it.  I don't care who it is don't turn your back on them even if they are your boss.

Disclaimer:  The opinion expressed in this Post is 100% my own and a small monetary compensation was given.  Your experience may differ from mine.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


Ai Sakura said...

What an inspirational story! Thanks for sharing it and good on you for taking him on!!

Ai @ Sakura Haruka

Introducing Mr. Cool said...

Wow Marie! Remind me not to mess with you! You really took on City Hall? Dam Girl you have some brass iron... well, you know what I mean. Got a lot of respect for you to stand up for what is right & don't let no one walk all over you no matter what! You certainly deserve a pat on the back for that one! Way ta go! Hip Hip... Hurray!

JamericanSpice said...

Ooh you go girl!

I love that you stood up to him and fought! NO wonder he wanted to use your computer!!!


A Daft Scots Lass said...

We could be frikken twinzees. I would've done the exact same thing. I hate to see a wanna-be-big-wig try to trample the underdog. It makes my Scots Blood Boil!!!

Good for you, my friend! High fekking FIVE!!! Up top!

Boobies said...

GREAT post!!!

Kayla @ TheEclecticElement said...

Now THAT is Karma at it's best! Everyone, no matter when, will get their karmic comeuppance if they deserve it :)

It sounds like you served that big jerk a Karma sandwich!

Lorie Shewbridge said...

Way to go girl... I know never to mess with you.
Sad to see that he tried to blame it on you, but addiction is such an ugly beast in whatever form it takes.
I only hope he eventually got help.

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