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One on one with the boss

Sometimes I wonder..

My boss talked to me on Friday just a one on one session getting to know me for an hour.
Went over a few things that really shocked him I suppose.

Here are a few questions he gave me and my answers to them

Q: What are your hobbies?

A: List below:
• Drawing
• Painting
• Role playing [I really had to explain this one. Oye..]
• Playing and collection brain teasers
• Horse back riding
• Video games
• Anime
• Reading comic books
• Collecting dolls [Bite me]
• Collecting Phoenix stuff
• Collecting Dragon stuff
• Scrape books
• Acting
• Sword fighting
• Art history
• Star gazing
• Travel
• B rated movies
• Improve
• Dancing


[At this point he stopped me]

Q: Do you feel part of the team?
A: Most times yes other times no. because I feel like I am the radical person in the group.
[By this time he wrote key word radical by my name heh]

Q: Do I like working for Fidelity?
A: Yes I like it keeps me on my toes most times and I get to learn something new and I never get bored unless it’s slow.

Q: What is one thing you change about Fidelity?
A: Make it less concretive on the dress code. I WANT JEANS And Tees!

Q: Are you Married, single, divorce and other?
A: I have a BF I live with.

Q: Planning to marry him?
A: Planning or plotting? [Okay so I wanted to be a smart ass at this point]. I paused for a moment on this one and just shrugged at this point with a silly smile on face. You can’t plan something when you hardly talk about it. [So I danced around it not like they really care at work.]

Comments

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sage1217
Mar. 22nd, 2004 12:56 pm (UTC)
ok...the Human Resource Manager in me is not liking this... It is not unsual to ask some of those questions, after a while, after you get to know people.. but a supervisor/subordinate relationship rarely officially gets into that last two areas. Does he ask everyone those questions?
twilightfenix
Mar. 22nd, 2004 12:59 pm (UTC)
Yeah he did.. He just wanted know who was married and who was not in case we are planning to have kiddos any time soon or what not.. Nothing huge. Well Also it's been a question for alot of us on the team cause we lost half our team to women getting preggers. about 6 in the last year .. 0.o

thebb73
Mar. 22nd, 2004 01:33 pm (UTC)
Yeah, we are having a similar issue. However, I don't believe it is legal to fire somoen because they are planning to have children. It's not even legal to fire someone because she is already pregnant.

I'm afraid warning bells went off in my head too. It's none of his business if you plan to mary your boyfriend or not.

Glad you were able to dance around the subject though.

_BB_ (BTW LOVE your hobbies list)
twilightfenix
Mar. 22nd, 2004 01:36 pm (UTC)
No they were not fired.. They just Never came back cause the package for Preggers Women kicks major ass here!

::grins::
jperegrine
Mar. 22nd, 2004 02:27 pm (UTC)
Read the fine print
Actually, because Texas is a "right to work" state, they could.

If you read the employment application and other relevant documents (employee handbooks, etc) it will state this quite directly somewhere. Either the employer or employee has the right to terminate employment with the company for any reason.

Now, because it would be exceptionally politically incorrect to fire someone for reasons like pregnancy or religion, they will usually write up a different official reason.
thebb73
Mar. 23rd, 2004 05:35 am (UTC)
Re: Read the fine print
I posted a reply that you were right. I even saw it here. But now LJ seems to have eaten it.

_BB_
xkookykrysx
Mar. 22nd, 2004 06:32 pm (UTC)
wow... that sounds like discrimination. :/
jperegrine
Mar. 22nd, 2004 09:03 pm (UTC)
It would qualify for discrimination if it were the actual reason listed. Generally it would be listed as decreased productivity, excessive absences, or some such. Nasty, but accurate.
xkookykrysx
Mar. 22nd, 2004 06:03 pm (UTC)
everything seemed ok except for the last question. That's none of his damn business, and he really has no right or reason to ask that question. Seriously. That's a bit creepy. :/
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