I have been pondering what to do about a certain situation in the office here in Sears store 8185 here in Orlando Florida. I have a great friend who is also the only black manager here and his immediate supervisor did something, in my opinion, that was racially motivated.
My friend had gone to a large apartment complex, owned by one of our clients, to address concerns about the appliances. My friend was able to rectify 99% of the concerns by repairing a small problem on the appliances himself. His supervisor called him to ask what was going on and my friend replied that he was able to repair the majority of the appliances quickly so as to save a technician a long drive and to save man-hours. My friends supervisor became enraged and said, verbatim, "I pay you to sit at your desk and work on the computer not to repair appliances. What did you do, take a couple of hundred dollars under the table to fix the appliances?" Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't that a violation of most large companies general ethics as well as occupational laws concerning harassment? By the way, the supervisor I'm speaking of has known affiliations with someone known to be racist.
Your take on the situation???