get it. I didn’t understand it. We verbally agreed I would be back to work tomorrow at 7 am.
AB prepared notes of what occurred on February 17:
700 - At work sitting at Receiving bench with Lawney Donnie Ken.
7:15 - Mark comes to the receiving bench asks me if he could talk with me. We started for the
office. He stopped at the warehouse door and said “we can talk here I think.” Which I replied OK.
Mark informs me that he would like me to work on shipping picking orders inside. I calmly reply
why. He responds with things are “going great” over at receiving and he doesn’t want to change
that. I feel agetated [sic] with the remark considering my co workers were happy I was back and
able to continue my work outside forklift work. Donnie was happy I was back.
When I told Mark that didn’t even make sense considering what I was just told by my fellow
worker who was doing my job, he then replied with “Things are changing [AB]”. When I asked
him what that meant he replied with I need guys to be able to do other jobs. I replied with what’s
changing. His response it doesn’t matter and I need to pick inside on shipping because that’s
where I’m needed. I felt my frustration level rising. I told Mark that fine I will go do my job but I
can’t believe you would do this to me. I told you that in confidence that if I ever pissed you off to
please don’t make me pick inside because that’s my kryptonite. … Which at the time you replied
with a chuckle that you would never be like that and do to [sic] good a job outside, but fine I’ll do
what u tell me.
I started to walk away. Now you start explaining why you need me inside, I reply with fine Mark
whatever you say your [sic] the boss. My voice is raised and I can feel my frustration growing all
this while walking to the shipping bench. Mark tells me to stop and listen. I tell Mark that my
councellor [sic] told me to walk away from a situation and collect myself. Now all I hear is his
voice continuing to follow me to the bench. I told Mark he needs to leave me alone. Please Mark
please leave me alone, my frustration is starting to make me actually start to cry. I tell Mark the
[illegible] we talk I need my shop steward. His response was I don’t need a shop steward to have
a conversation. I reply that this has gone way past a conversation. Now we are at the bench.
Mark continues to talk at this point I ask Doug Hesch please make him stop and leave me alone.
Now I start walking to the back of the warehouse.
Doug comes to the back of the warehouse to tell me Mark has backed off and he should call the
union. I tell him I will call. I try to get into the computer at the bench but I’ve been way and I need
help logging in. I walk over to the Salvage to see Darren and get Curtis # from the union. Darren
Ken and mysel [sic] are talking at Salvage when Mark walks in. I calmly tell him why I was at
Salvage and I’ll be back at Shipping. I think he said that’s fine or something like that.
I go back to the Shipping warehouse and call the Union. I believe the lady on the phone could
tell I was upset and put me on hold while she got someone to talk with me. I talked to [illegible]? I
explained to him what’s going on. At one point he asks me if my mom still makes me breakfast in
the morning and to man up and go do your job. Now I feel completely off the rails and have no
idea what to do. I gather myself and to go ask Mark for a week’s holidays. I interrupt a meeting
he is having in the conference room with Greg. I ask him I could have a week’s holidays. He
replies with he’s not sure what my holiday status is. I inform him I have 5 weeks holidays. He
replies with how about I take the rest of the day off and come back tomorrow.
Greg leaves Mark tells me to sit down I close the door. Mark tells me there are changes going on
back in the warehouse and Shipping is where I needed. I’m frustrated excited and animated. I
tell him the only changes going on is that I’m picking inside. He tells me about the new
employees that started as change. I name off Donnie, Jarrot, [illegible], Darren, Doug, Lawney,
Kevin as not changing their position and at that point I lose my composure and start to ask him
why he’s doing this to me.
I did use profanity and I did raise my voice but it was pure frustration. In the moment trying to be
heard. The meeting ended with Mark telling me I have the day off and come back tomorrow. I
replied with “Thanks Mark and left.