posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
9412 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@BakerBee16:  I vote no. People can be idealistic all they want but in the real world nothing is going to happen. Perception is reality and it is her word against yours. She has been there for over 20 years, she has a network of folks at the company, and you are new and complaining. It would not be a good career move.

No one likes or trusts people who go to HR. People can slam me all they want but I’ve been in corporate a long time and it happens to be true. I would suggest being the bigger person, ignoring her, and doing your job. Or if you must, then have a conversation with her, not her boss or HR. There will be personalities challenges wherever you go, I promise you that.

Post # 4
4513 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@MrsPanda99:  +1

I think it would be a really bad career move. As bad as it sounds, nobody likes a tattle tale.

Post # 6
1470 posts
Bumble bee

@MrsPanda99:  +1.

Snitches get stitches…haha I’m just kidding. But seriously, you don’t know who she knows in HR and it could backfire big time.

Bide your time and deal with her directly.

Post # 7
2973 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@MrsPanda99:  All of that. 

@BakerBee16:  I would just go on to do your job as best you can. Her attitude reflects badly on her, and if she’s been there for 20 years it would take a lot more than a newbie complaint to change her behavior. 

Post # 8
4367 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

From an HR perspective, if she is making you uncomfortable, this has a potential for being a hostile work environment – dependent on what her comments are.  If they are comments towards the students having ANYTHING to do with protected class – you should go to HR immediately.  If HR tries to fire you over it – it’s called retaliation and you could sue the shit out of them.

No one should have to suffer in silence because you’re new and afraid of HR.  We’re not bad people.  And in a school system, I would highly suspect that HR would take complaints very seriously – especially ones that are derogatory towards students!

Post # 11
4367 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@BakerBee16:  I would absolutely report that.

ETA: But that is why I do what I do for a living.  And I have been in this situation before where I have reported someone on my team IN HR for being discriminatory and racist.  I can see why others choose not too, but from my perspective that is absolute bullshit – and something should be done about it.

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