So...if you've taken a look at my profile, you've probably seen that I work in a factory. This is a new job for me, as I've only been there for coming up on two months. I had no other choice but to take a factory job, which I don't mind it, I like hard labor as I grew up on a farm so I'm used to working my behind off for twelve hours a day. Basically, what I do is ship and receive heavy parts in what's known as "Flat Steel" in my building, and the parts are for Caterpillar. As I said, I've not been at this job for very long, and you're probably wondering why I'm blogging about this on ComicVine of all places. Well, simply put, we see hazing in comics and we laugh about it. Bullseye's time with the Thunderbolts and the Dark Avengers, for example, where there was a lot of poking fun at each other just to piss a teammate off.
What does this have to do with my workplace? In the real world, it gets pretty bothersome when you have someone effecting your job performance by trying to pull pranks on you and all that. Now, I'm not really complaining about it, because I can pull better pranks on my coworkers than they can on me, I just choose not to. At what point does it become harassment though? When is it an 'enough is enough' situation? For the post part, I've seen people not retaliate out of fear that by doing so, they'll lose their job that they desperately need.
The point of this week's blog actually falls on two different questions, one of which being a compound question. 1. Have you ever experienced this in your work place, and what did you do about it? 2. When do you feel that it's gone too far and enough is enough? I suppose a third question is 'how would you retaliate against it'? A lot of my blogs will probably be interactive type blogs and this is just the first one I decided to go with. Later ones will be character scenarios that will place you in a 'choose your own adventure' style thing for the next week or a few weeks later. I put the power in my fellow comic book fanatics.
I look forward to reading your responses to this blog.
Until next time, I'm Matches Malone. Take it easy, but never too easy.