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Asking for a friend. Thanks.
think the employer generally gets it
Never came to anything
But there's definitely still time.
So idk why I'm getting a bit upset about it. I get people saying they're going to write to the papers and their MP about me, and people saying they're suing the organisation I work for, but no-one has personally threatened me before. Yeah, it's me, not a friend.
Or are they just a daft prick who doesn't know what they're talking about but wants to shit someone up a bit?
Or rather, letting his doctor neglect him. I'm pretty sure he's a bit clueless and is just stirring to try and get what he wants. He's threatening the chief exec too, even though our chief exec left in December.
And there's a complaints process they need to follow before anyone else will be interested in what they've got to say, you get it at all customer facing customer service type jobs tbh
for me to be sacked. That was pretty horrible, but a quick glance showed that she was clearly mental.
Also I've found in similar interactions people *say* they're going to do a lot of things. Whether they actually do...
and your company has a legal department it might be worth consulting with them to see where you might be vulnerable.
Or something that you don't personally agree with?
I really haven't done anything wrong, so I'm being silly and shouldn't be worry. Can we shut this thread down now please?
...would justify the professional indemnity insurance I'm obliged to have but will almost certainly never use :(
I'd have to fuck up HARD for it to get through to me rather than the firm, though.
Unless I'm dealing with 'mericans. Those fucks can try to sue me personally.
A quick google revealed that the complainer was a regular poster on an anti-misandry site and felt that we were anti-men. Loads of pathetic men all threatening to "dig up dirt" on us and all kinds of snide threats. I was like W.T.F.
Anyway, I wrote a massive big response which the supporter team then probably edited to be a bit less brutal.
A google a few weeks later showed they'd posted the response and they'd all gone "oh, they're not, lets get on with our lives".
Years ago, one of our partners put together a poster using text speak (because that's how yoof speak) stressing how important it was that young people talk to their GPs about any health concerns they have. Can't remember what it was, maybe GCSE results season, but allegedly falling literacy and employability was a big deal for kneejerkers last summer and some busybody wrote an email to a general enquiries inbox that I maintain saying the poster was a disgrace and how 'Sir/Madam should be thoroughly ashamed of themselves', copying in a Daily Mail Online comments section moderator and his MP.
I took absolutely huge delight in littering my response with typos and factual errors beyond even my infamous DiS proclivities.
One of the ads I worked on for said charity
Number of complaints over the messaging about the number of children who die preventably every year: 12
Number of people complaining about the playful use of "bestest" in the voice over: 57
We also had a woman complaining we had unlawfully used footage of her doing ballet in the ad. Was like "Unless your name is Darcey Bussell you can fuck off. Also if you are, also fuck off, as we've already paid you"
about a ceasefire in Gaza around Jan 09 I think. That really brought the weirdos out I can tell you (we were getting a massive response so needed help manning phones etc. I volunteered but was politely told that I might not be the best to deal with members of the public)
Had a former colleague nearly get sued after writing a story about a convicted drug dealer, illustrated with a picture of them taken from Facebook. Sadly, despite having the same name and living in the same town, the person on Facebook was not the person convicted, which is libel 101. Think the paper just had to do a front page apology and the reporter was given a very serious warning, but it could easily have gone to court.
Like actually properly sued, went to court and everything.
I worked in a university library.
Student ignored repeated requests to leave when she was trying to close up. Eventually left, she told him he had to apologise before he left. He didn't. Stand-off, incredible scenes. Eventually he decided she had detained him unlawfully (even though the door was open and he could have just walked out) and sued her.
Got to court, the judge just laughed at him and told him to withdraw the suit as he had no chance of success. Her lawyer had to help him do it because he didn't know how to.
2nd-year law students can be hilariously dumb.
but some guy used to email me all the time telling me I should resign. Basically I don't want to go into it on here but someone I worked with (in the comms dept) did/said something quite stupid which I got the blame for even though it wasn't my fault at all.
You should talk to other people you work with of they've been in similar positions. It can be really scary but if you've done nothing really bad you're fine so remember that.