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November 6th, 2007

Witness for the defence

Posted in The Job - Experience by 200

I sat next to Gail again this week. That was a mistake, although I didn’t have a lot of choice; where we sit and what radio channels we cover is decided by the supervisors, who don’t pay much attention to the old thought process which goes along the lines of ‘make sure your staff are happy and they will work better for you’. Mind you, that applies to the rest of the police management who don’t appear to have a clue how to go about getting the best out of the workforce.

She’d only been sitting beside me for a few minutes when the tell-tale signs activated. She started breathing heavily through her nose when reading logs, a bit like a horse snorting. Phonecalls to people were short and rather snappy. The keyboard was being hit a little harder than usual.

This went on for about an hour. Knowing I had another 9 hours to go putting up with this I made a little comment along the lines of "relax a little, don’t take it all so personally."

I looked around a minute or 2 later and she was gone. Someone said they saw her in the rest room crying.

She’s off sick at the moment, rumours are it’s stress related.

I’m expecting to see my name on some law suit sooner or later.