I totally blame Atenah for inspiring me to write this. Actually my story has no mushy sound effect like hers. Not as juicy actually, it is more of a whining actually. Dah lama simpan, tak nak cerita pun susah, nak cerita pun susah. Susah tu bukan pasal apa aku takut ada yang kenal aku baca ni dan kenal pulak tuan punya badan tu.
Anyway, aku nak cerita sebab aku tak suka, kita hint2 pun masih jugak menjadi, bila cakap terang2 dia deny pulak tu. Jadi macam mana nak buat, cerita kat you all lah kan.
There is this male colleague in my office. By rank we are of the same rank, by years of service he is more senior than me. He is not our of our skin and culture but a local absolutely. (Dah tak tau nak berlapik macam mana lagi dah ni). He is married with kids, and there is this lady who happened to be his subordinate who we always see in his office, during office hours. I have got an open door policy. If you walk pass my door you can see me directly and my blinds are always opened. There is almost no occasion when I am in my office that I will close the door. Unlike my friend here, his office is totally closed, if mine is semi glassed his is totally covered. With doors closed we have no idea who is in there and what they would be doing. So a time what happened behind those closed door is left to our imaginations.
For those who wants to see him, oftentime make a call to him first to ensure his is in. I would say perhaps they do not want to embarrassed themselves to catch them off gaurd. I often just knock and go in, why do I care what they would be doing, they are in office and should not be doing something un ethical right? So far so good, the scenery seems to be quite innocent, just like any normal discussion between boss and subordinate. But knowing her line of work, there should not be any reason for her to be in the boss' office more than 5 mins at one time.
What irks me most is that she is also married with kids of her own. She is one of our kind and hijabed too. I have also heard that the boss practised double standard where she is concern. Her payslip is prepared by the boss himself, her medical claim was easily approved while others were questions. If you think this is a gossip, I can tell you it was from a very reliable source. For me who always fight for equality, find this very annoying. Usually, when there is a new policy or management decision, I won't tell my staff until there is an announcement made by the HR. But many time I was suprised when one of my staff questioned me about the news. Obviously news had spread to the groundroot. Who would be the strong suspect? Take a guess.
For me I blamed both of them. Kata pepatah Melayu, kalau bertepuk sebelah tangan tak kan berbunyi. Oh yes, she has every priviledge excuse to responds to the boss, while blaming the boss is the one who keep calling her to go to his room. On the other hand, the boss himself should be blamed for being "itchi". Taking advantage of the whole situation.
Nauzubillah. I really don't know what to say here. I am embarrassed because she is our kind and people has this idea that we are easy to get, despite of what we say. Second because she is a female and I have my values that I am proud of and at this point being tarnished by someone like her. Third, both are married, where is your loyalty to your spouse?