Sunday, August 24, 2014

RIP To a Great Officer

I want to wish my sincerest wishes to the family of my fallen peer and frequent teacher. There were those who shouted from the rooftops they were geniuses and stars while my fallen colleague and other fixed their gross errors. Those who should about their own abilities are usually the most incompetent. My fallen peer was a top notch officer who could do anything.

In his last years his skills had eroded and sometimes he wasn't stable enough to do in person work, One would hope that the agency would work with a fallen star as it fades but that is not my agency.

The atmosphere of fear and retaliation for breaking the chain of command sometimes has dire effects. I know this first hand and there have been serious life threatening implications. There was one episode where issues with heat at the office reduced my behavior into a loop. I purchased the same item eight times without realizing it. My blood pressure was at dangerous levels and the nurse ordered me to remove my tie and rest.
I refused the order out of fear of being suspended or written up. The nurse had to call my boss and tell him
to loosen the tie and stop working. I also had the direction of my fan changed from the public to my direction.

I was fortunate to work with him while he was at his peak. He was always a friend and an inspiration even as his ailments diminished his skills.  He was always more concerned about others. We had a peer who had to retire early due to a severe condition. He would always ask if I saw her and was concerned about her health even as his own went South.

One can not say enough about the man behind the badge.............

7 comments:

Duckys here said...

There was one episode where issues with heat at the office reduced my behavior into a loop. I purchased the same item eight times without realizing it.

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They let you on Amazon during work hours?

Duckys here said...

My blood pressure was at dangerous levels and the nurse ordered me to remove my tie and rest.
I refused the order out of fear of being suspended or written up.

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Mind if I call,"bull".

Well on second thought, even though there would have bee no issues, you in your paranoia probably believed following medical advice would get you close to dismissal.

beakerkin said...

No I purchased the same amount of Diet Dew eight times and forgot about it.

Duncy unlike academia where one can never get fired or bullied real jobs have no such protections. The case was well documented and part of the reason for summer dress codes.



Duckys here said...

Let me remind you, Beak that Federal workers are among the most difficult to fire and if you were under medical orders to simply relax your tie there was no way anyone would attempt to fire you.
It would be ridiculous.

Your compulsiveness and paranoia probably do make you a difficult coworker, however.

You bought eight times your Mountain Dew ration? Must have bumped a few others out of the fridge.

beakerkin said...

Actually mediocre Marxist University
hacks are the most pampered on the planet. They work about 15 hours a
week between moronic BDS gatherings and smoking pot in the faculty lounge.

What articles did President Pothead
publish while at the University of Chicago?

Duckys here said...

You completely avoided the issue.

There is no way you would have been disciplined for following medical advice.

You need to relax for your own health and take a vacation.

beakerkin said...

Ducky

In theory you can't be AWOL if the computer says you interviewed and
approved cases. Workplace bullying
is twisting facts.

Vacation at the time I thought I was getting a permanent one.