By epicgamer - 13/09/2016 02:55 - United States - Fremont

Today, my extremely racist coworker was doing his usual thing. Since it was 9/11 he went absolutely hardcore on his "jokes" so I reported it to my supervisor. She asked what did he say specifically and I recited it to her. She decided to write me up for "making inappropriate comments at work". FML
I agree, your life sucks 14 072
You deserved it 1 324

Same thing different taste

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No, no, no. You need to take this higher up and fight this. Tell them what really happened.

If you got written up for repeating it, hopefully he got fired for saying it.


If you got written up for repeating it, hopefully he got fired for saying it.

No, no, no. You need to take this higher up and fight this. Tell them what really happened.

Sounds like the boss and racist coworker could be in it together. If the boss won't do anything, other than write you up, you need to take it to a higher up, but not until you've recorded this racist idiot a few times first. That way you have proof that he talks like this and it isn't just his (and your bosses) word against you. Because if you go to a higher up saying what the guy said and tell them that you told the boss, the boss did nothing about it and wrote you up, then chances are that boss is going to deny everything and it'll be your word against hers. Record a few times, get the proof, and then bring it to the appropriate people.

WhatAMorning 9

To anyone out there thinking of doing this, make sure you check the laws governing recording where you live. Some places are "One party consent" areas, so you can record anything you like, but others are "two party consent" areas where someone must agree to being recorded.

Racism isn't something you can just ignore. People need to speak out against it.

Reporting crimes is also important, but still snitches get stitches.

Some things are worth the risk to actually try and make a difference.

One_In_Three 24

and neither are muslims, they come in all colors

Why do you assume it was a joke about Muslims? Most 9/11 jokes are about the towers collapsing of the people dying. And Muslim isn't a race, so therefore the racism card becomes invalid

The only people who complain about snitching is the idiots doing something wrong. I hope you get arrested for the things you do.

No, it doesn't make the race card invalid, its called institutional racism.

It's not about snitching it's about being respectful. I had a friend who died in the towers 9/11 that's not funny

The majority of islamaphobes lump Muslims into an over generalized group of "brown people from the other side of the world that I hate". So yes, sometimes islamaphobia and racism are interchangeable. Especially when the 2 most common offensive terms used for Muslims are "sand monkey" and "sand nig**r".

StiffPvtParts 43

Comment moderated for rule-breaking.

Show it anyway

*rolls eyes* Just make your joke. What's the worst that can happen? Downvotes, being moderated or a day ban or something.

11, a lot of jimmies would be very, very russled

I don't understand why people make 9/11 jokes anyway, they're just plane wrong. I'll see myself out the door now as this gets downvoted and possibly moderated.

Having been banned before I say it can be longer than a day. That was the worst week of my FML community life :(

# 20 i see what u did there "911 jokes are just "plane" wrong"

The ****... I think OP was totally in the right for reporting the coworker. It's completely disrespectful and outrageously distasteful to make jokes about such a tragedy, especially on its anniversary. Jesus Christ, the supervisor should go **** herself. I know some people will say that it's "just a joke", but no, it's not "just a joke". You're making a joke at the expense of so many people's suffering and that, to me, is disgusting.

I completely agree. 9/11 jokes are just plane wrong

I see what you did there #22. Totally hit two..... Birds with one stone. I was tempted though

So you gonna tell us the joke or what?

If Holocaust jokes are still "too soon" then 9/11 jokes are most certainly in poor taste.

Trust me, on the dangerous side of the Internet, you will run into a few holocaust jokes here and there.

I'm sick and tired of holocaust jokes Anne Frankly, I won't put up with them. (Waits for downvotes)

I certainly cannot say that I did Nazi this coming.

TheyCallMeDamien 17

Your boss is punishing you for complaining so they can avoid future complaints. This is BS. If you want to go the extra mile then take it to HR. But be prepared for backlash no matter what they promise. If your company has a hotline report all future complaints to them.

How about you being so sensitive he's just joking around and if he's being serious then just shut up he'll get his

Making jokes about the deaths of 3,000 people is quite offensive. It could have been overheard by someone who lost a loved one on that tragic day.