Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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I think the toughest situation I've had was canning a guy over sexual harassment. He was a hard worker, knew his shit inside and out, but he just couldn't stop making this one women's life miserable. He hounded her for dates, even tho he himself is married, and when she wouldn't tumble he harassed her in a number of ways. I fired the guy after becoming aware of the situation, I simply cannot afford the liability. Our investigation produced irrefutable proof the guy was engaging in harassing this woman, and when we confronted him, we had decided before hand that if the guy came clean and admitted what we had found out was true, we would allow him to keep his job if he formally apologized in writing to the woman and she was willing to accept it. Instead, he tried to lie his way out of it. So we fired his ass. I have learned since then the guy is financially ruined now. I simply cannot understand why a guy in his fifties would put his job and his marriage on the line in a stupid attempt to get some strange. It was a tough call.
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