A piece of my job entails that I interpret federal regulation and insure we're in compliance.
One of our administrators has asked that all my work be 'looked at' by a 'guy' from our labor department. I'm not sure why except that I disagreed with him once on an interpretation (it turns out I was right). Oh and I'm an gurl.
I think it's the latter more than anything. I've never had the quality of my work or my ability to successfully perform my job questioned before. There has not been any kind of incident that precipitated this new level of redundancy and oversight. Just a new man on the job that happens to be above me in the hierarchy (though not directly above me).
Some of the other girls around here have also mentioned he's been dismissive of their opinions or concerns, though I don't think it's been grievous enough that any of them would actually file a complaint. I've had fantasys of doing so though. Of course in my waking dreams some butch judge slams a gavel down, barely missing this guys feeble little fingers and declares 'guilty'. Then orders the guilty guy remove all the lint from my sweaters and clean all the hair from my hairbrushes for the remainder of his term. It would probably be a short-lived deal as this guy will hopefully be booted before the end of next year when the administration gets swapped out.
I've never made trouble of this sort before. You get labeled as a trouble-maker and that label never goes away. Still the grievance process does work and usually provides some sort of relief to the individual who's been treated wrong.
Ok, now that I wrote it all out, I guess I'd only be filing a grievance to get back at this dude and not to necessarily make my work better.
Edited, Nov 6th 2013 7:38pm by Elinda