Wednesday, June 06, 2007

My rant for the day...quite a touchy subject as well...

It's been eating me up for the last 24 hours. Tearing up my brain, boiling my blood and fueling my anger even more while I sit and dwell on it more. I suppose I just need to get it off my chest.

The race card. Wow does that piss me off. What year is it? 2007 right? People at work still feel the need to pull in out and trump everyone with it if they don't get what they want. Teeth mashing and grinding...

I was giving a "duty" as a team leader for a job and had it taken away because a woman of color on my "team" made a stink that "no one of color" was given the job, like it was purposely planned that way. I work in environment where your color whether you're white, black, tan, blue or purple doesn't matter. It's your job skills and the effort you put forward matters. What makes even more irritating, they told this lady that I had enough on my plate with "duties" and asked if she would like the position. You know what she said?" NO, I don't want it!" Thanks, they made me look incompetent so they had a reason to find a new team lead, when I was perfectly capable to do it. That's what makes my heart pound even more. Make me look bad so they can give another person what they wanted.

ME? I don't care if you're red, brown or pink. I still love you as a human, until you prove to me otherwise as a human that I don't care for you, or that I shouldn't associate myself with you. I will continue to treat you with respect as a person. I'm colorblind when it comes to that.

We have people at work that consistently don't do their job and get away with it because the "bosses" are afraid to get EEO complaints filed against them. This goes for all races and sexes...What gives? When someone feels they are being picked on for not doing their job, they pull the race card or even the sex discrimination...why not a dumb ass human card.

Even more, now that I'm pondering what separates fellow men and women, it's not only race separation that bothers me, sexual orientation, and sex discriminations do as well. People are people, created equal in my book and all people need to be treated equally.

Case in point, a male nurse at work REFUSES to check in a homosexual man every time he comes in and starts ranting and raving of how disgusting that lifestyle is. Why?Just because this nurse doesn't agree with the other man's lifestyle doesn't justify him treating him differently. Those kind of things go on everyday in this world and that is so unbelievable.

Some others I have worked for in that past, did not like men, therefore these men, never got chances to prove their worth to the company and possible further their careers. What gives? Discrimination is sicking. I hate seeing it. It's hard to live life and ignore it.

I guess I won't ever understand why, I just needed to get it off my chest, I even called off work because I was still so pissed and hurt. After working in many places in my life, this job has the biggest racial problem and (discrimination in general) and it bothers me to work in it. I don't like being associated with hateful people and it makes it hard to continue to put on a happy face and ignore it. I see different races treat people of a different race poorly and it makes me sick. Why, in this day and age are people so hateful towards others? We were all were created the same, why not act and live like it? I wonder at things like this and wonder how they will evolve when my son is older? I can only hope that acceptance between others is equal as it should be.

so yeah, that's my rant, I was tired of carrying it around and no one to vent to about it.


Peanut Butter and Jelly Boats said...

Many times we have had similar frustrations. My husband and I were just talking last night about how homosexual people are often unfairly treated. They are people too, with the same needs and wants as you and I.

yerdoingitwrong said...

I agree 100%!!!!!!