Wednesday, November 29, 2017

No Black Hole in Private Sector As Lauer Discovered

In the private sector where a company’s reputation is so important to its bottom line
Where vultures of lawyers circle ready to file lawsuits for harassment in a moment’s time
Sexual harassment is a serious matter for HR
To move quickly to improper behavior bar
We witnessed how quickly NBC and NPR moved to culprits sack
A superior, the subject of sexual harassment claim once reported, is given little slack
Unlike Congress where the Ethics Committee is more like a galactic black hole
A complaint goes in, never comes out and a complainer cannot tell a soul
A Kafka Castle like labyrinth of many closed procedural doors
Dispositions in favor of the complainer hidden from the public and so ignored
Add to the complexities of the process another fatal flaw
No matter how well intentioned when first entering Congress as an entrenched incumbent he or she feels above the law
A recipe for disaster especially when the person has never held a private sector job
Never exposed to the HR manuals’ warnings on abuse that would chances for a career rob.
© November 29, 2017, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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