I don't disagree with you on this one - but it's best to be careful, the guy
sounds really scarey and it's not good when they have your home address.
----- Original Message -----
From: datsunmike <email@example.com>
To: <SPL311RDST@aol.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sunday, June 25, 2000 5:14 AM
Subject: Re: <OT> boss w/a pick axe- my scary day
> Sue the SOB. What he did over the course of time is create a hostile work
> environment for one and all as well as sexual harrasment. and is not
> tolerated by either the law, the courts or workers. Find yourself a lawyer
> and also report it to the police as attempted assault with a dangerous
> instrument, harrasment and other penal laws that are peculiar to CA. You
> should file a report also with the CA Department of Labor and a Federal
> agency - the EEOC.
> Sue the SOB!!!!!!!!!! And file a police report and may be they will send
> someone over to investigate and shake the bastard up.
> Don't wait and write everything down so you don't forget anything and get
> the eyewitnesses names and addresses and all others who will back you up
> concerning all the other lousy things this bastard did over the course of
> the year. It is possible if you can get enough people and especially women
> together you can file a class action.
> '66 Mike
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <SPL311RDST@aol.com>
> To: <email@example.com>
> Sent: Saturday, June 24, 2000 1:27 PM
> Subject: <OT> boss w/a pick axe- my scary day
> > Yes, it's off-topic, but I gotta vent. Thanks to my Roadster Family for
> > lending an ear (or eyeball as it would be)
> > Up until 3:30pm yesterday I was employed by a microchip tape & reel
> > Tempe, AZ - Back-End Technologies. Those of you in the industry may
> > will hear of it as they are growing rapidly w/ambitions to be a US
> > the field. They do a LOT of work for Motorola and other such large
> > The boss is a notoriously abusive hard-@$$. He has always been verbally
> > abusive to all of his employees, and no one in the office was exempt
> > attacks. For almost a full year I was able to put up wtih it. We
> > head such things as " I hate you all" coming over the loudspeaker,
> > announcements of "Any one who pisses me off today will have their throat
> > slit", and many variations of the "women are idiots" theme. All included
> > gratuitious use of the "F-word" and other such colorful language. I
> > personally was told when my 7 yo little girl was very sick to "Throw the
> > F***ing thing in the garbage." An unwritten part of my job description
> > "damage-control" - smoothing things over with our many vendors after
> > come in contact with him.
> > Friday was the last straw for me. Our shop is moving and between all of
> > confusion created there, and lunches of the office personnel, the phone
> > not get answered for a whole 10 min. It was the wrong 10 min, as the
> > called then. <shaking head> When he got back to the shop he let loose
> > fury.
> > It all came to a head with this hair-triggered, (mentally distrurbed?)
> > angry guy screaming directly at me about everything that had pissed him
> > that week - and (this is the best ie:SCARIEST part) waving a hand-held
> > pick-axe type tool directly in my face. I told him to put it down
> > times, but he didn't. About then the "background" processing took over,
> and I
> > was looking for a way outta the room - condsidering my options if he
> > took a swing at me. I got out of the room physically unharmed, but
> > and without a job. I thank the *Powers That Be* for giving Mr. LeClair
> > control to NOT slice my head open - but knowing what I do about him, it
> > easily could have happened.
> > Shaken, I left - but with enough foresight to photocopy my timecard. I
> > two witnesses that were right there in the office, but I have no idea if
> > should take this any further. Police? OSHA? ACLU? Overall, I am just so
> > to be outta there. It did give me bad dreams all last night - I hope
> > away soon.
> > Roadster Content: now I get to drive around town in it to find a new
> > Thanks for the time.
> > Laurie
> > (jobless & shaken in the East Valley)
> > 70 SPL311
> > 69 SRL311
> > Chandler, AZ