Everyone's picking on me
I have a problem at
work where I am being put in a subhuman
category because of my race. I am an apprentice
but the top rate people that I am to learn
from are freezing me out of learning experience.
I am responded to
most of the time with hostility when I
mention some areas of learning I am to
learn off. How will I learn if there is
The people I learn
from constantly smoke around me and I have
complained and maybe this is there way
of harassing me. I can't stand smoke but
I need the job.
I am under constant
stress as to whether one of these top rate
so called individuals will try and set
me up for failure or danger to myself or
others around me by not giving professionally
kind humane assistance with learning.
You say you are treated badly because
of your race. If that's so - and you give
no evidence - then you must go to law or
the union and get advice on how you can
fight that locally. Without detail, I cannot
help with that - but Good Luck.
The rest of your letter is a non-stop
whinge, and I notice that nothing is remotely
Do you seriously believe your colleagues
are buying and smoking cigarettes just
to harass you - an apprentice? You have
complained about their smoking (I suspect
they were smoking before you joined?) but
you have not complained about the racism?
You obviously feel you are better than
the "so called individuals" you
work with. And you obviously think they
haven't noticed that you don't respect
Tip: Even the most stupid person in the
world knows that someone else thinks they're
Face it - they know you.
It's an imperfect world. No-one owes you
a living, and if you have to start at the
bottom (like me and most people), tough.
The trick is to get off the bottom. That
means earning respect, doing the job. And
not whingeing. If you are an apprentice,
you have your whole working life ahead
Do you want to stay at the bottom?
Do you want it all tough?
Rocket science it ain't.