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Am I gonna get fired over “bitch” versus “beehatch?”

am I gonna get firedWhen or how do you know to keep your mouth shut. I’ve been through enough trouble in my job for standing up, speaking the truth, just being me.

Yesterday, I walked down the hall and one of my colleagues high fived me passing by and I high fived them back and said, “That’s right beehatch!”

Minutes later someone from the office across the hall of I know now one, or what they do, ran upstairs to the head chiefs and said I called someone a bitch in the hall. I had no idea who this person was, or how they knew my name, or not.

I know I am tall, loud, walk with confidence and aren’t the norm in the fats that rule the halls of the office.

So the higher ups immediately ran down to my supervisor and declared that I called someone a bitch. In today’s workplace it can be construed as verbal abuse, inappropiate behavior, who knows. My supervisor was told to write me up and she was just as appalied with the accustion and asked the higher ups:

“Did she say bitch or beehatch.”

She knew I would never say bitch but sometimes people are out to get you, or find anything to strike you. My supervisor was told to write me up. She wasn’t going to do it.

I already have so many strikes against my file. I have misdemeanors, I wrote a book about LA County, I raise my voice, I stand tall, and apparent walk hard enough to turn heads to hear me speak. So I’m walking on a paper line and now have some jerk telling high uppers that I’m using profanity against workers in the hall. It amazes me. I’ll never know who ran upstairs to report my decrepit behavior which was a lie cause there is a big difference between “bitch” and “beehatch” but, I’ve learned in this terrible politically fearful age that you can’t speak out, that you can’t even say anything, other than the lie that we speak when someone asks how are you and we say fine. Lie. No ones fine, but, it works in the workplace.

Anyway, if I get served with disciplinary paperwork I’m kinda screwed. I have a well-known history as a loud mouth outside of the fear and robotics nature of my workplace but, if that paperwork crosses my desk, you better believe I will fight it. I didn’t call anyone a bitch. I high fived a friend and said that’s right beehatch.

Looks like I have to walk with my shoulders shrugged, mouth duck tapped, head down when I walk down the hall here forth. God forbidden I draw attention to myself, and verbally abuse a co-worker.

Ridiculous.

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Am I gonna get fired over “bitch” versus “beehatch?”


Erica Loberg

Erica Loberg was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. She attended Columbia University in New York and graduated with a BA in English. She is a published poet and author of Inside the Insane, Screaming at the Void, What Men Should Know About Women, What Women Should Know About Men, Diamonds From The Rough and Undressed.


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Loberg, E. (2016). Am I gonna get fired over “bitch” versus “beehatch?”. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 15, 2019, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/manic-depression/2016/08/10/am-i-gonna-get-fired-over-bitch-versus-beehatch/

 

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