I appologize for the delay in posts. Those of you whom I correspond off line know my time in Vermont is near an end. Sunday will be my last trip to the Kingdom and the White Mountains.
I do not envision a return to the North.
I have had a love hate relationship with Vermont. I love most of my coworkers, but hate the fact I am not home. I miss NYC, the NY Sun, WABC radio and Mark Levin. I miss Chinatown, ethnic food and my family especially the beloved Rav Roov.
Those of you who know my full storyknow I have been there twice when my city was attacked. The building I now will be working in is target number one. I could go three for three, but I do not fear such unknowns.
I imagined myself a pariah at work. In the last round of hires a nasty clique of people targeted me. I found myself in trouble for things I never did. People who were up for the same job made up stories and said things that were blatant lies. The cycle is repeating itself but I am immune as I was hired in NYC.
Over the past few days many people have embraced me. Several people who worked with me told me that they never believed the ridiculous stories. It is very sad that some of them are now targeted by the same crew that targeted me. I am lucky to have had such wonderful friends who stuck by me. Many of them stated frankly, that they never heard a curse word or anything inappropriate in two years. Sadly, in the eyes of some once accused presumed guilty.Things were never as bad as they seemed, but I always got the worst of it. A feminist diatribe was taped on my desk. I changed the pattern I walked and worked and still my accuser placed childish notes in my path. I asked for a move to defuse the situation but was turned down.
In the end I never spoke to those nasty people and perservered.
I will miss my many friends, but will always remember the malicious streak in some. I always helped those who asked and management enjoyed my humor. There were some bad stretches and the help of some of my coworkers, blog family and real family helped me get by,
My story is not over by a longshot, and there will be new chapters and adventures. Maybe I will meet Jason or UI back home. I will be in Staten Island very soon
Beamish in 08