Shortly after my shift began today - I chose to quit, because it is in self-defense of my own best self interest. I turned in my employee badge to Dillion, along with all company owned property in my possession, thanked him, and shook his hand. Unfortunately, I could not remember the combination to the lock on my locker - simply because I hadn't used it for so long - but I did show it to Dillon and let him know that there is only Company owned equipment in there - a grinder, discs for the grinder, and a faceshield; I couldn't remember the combination because I hadn't used it for so long. In my apartment, I found the combination - it is: 30 - 04 - 34, please provide this information to Eagle Bend. I also turned in my parking pass to the gate guard. I will NOT return, and there is no company owned equipment in my possession. Prior to quitting - I had discussed the situation with my Supervisor and he told me that I would be permanently assigned to work with Lisa and that it would not change any time soon. I decided that those conditions were unacceptable to me - and exposed me to great risk and harm which was not in my best interest, and that future troubles which might lead to tarnishing my reputation would likely result - and I believe that it is my best self interest to flee trouble. In civil life this is known as DIVORCE. My quitting was the result of being assigned to work with Lisa. Previously, Lisa had engaged another group of employees with her "trailer park trash'" attitude, behavior and speech - which lead to a great deal of turmoil - so much that she wasn't allowed to work with certain groups of people and that to this day there are hard feelings which remain. I will admit - that she is a good worker when she is actively engaged in working - but her behavior often becomes combative, provocative, annoying, and demanding - usually because she isn't paying attention to or focusing on work, or becomes obsessed with the actions or duties of other activities or employees who have no bearing upon her work duties. This was an especial problem because we are engaged in a fast paced manufacturing environment which requires quick, repetitive, and accurate motions and where "minor mistakes" can have long term negative impacts on production/costs/maintenance/delivery, etc. Lisa chose to engage me in numerous situations of her "trailer park trash" like attitude and outbursts in a NO WIN situation, and I found myself becoming internally angry and frustrated - something which I must contain, and did so, but over time it was becoming more difficult. As a white male, in today's work environment - I absolutely cannot afford to respond in kind - nor do I want to - and I do not enjoy being subjected to the proactive outbursts from someone who would be an ideal subject of an arrest in an Episode of "COPS - White Trailer Trash Edition". I apologize for "stiffing" Eagle Bend - but they failed in their duty to provide a safe and professional work environment, free from unnecessary harassment, hostility and provocation. Besides - these assholes put you on the FOREVER A TEMP plan, so they never provide one with benefits or an adequate living wage.
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