By epicgamer - 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
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  Brandi_Faith  |  33

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.

  LH_FIRE_22  |  12

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

  Dat_Class_Tho  |  26

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".

By  StiffPvtParts  |  43

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By  J352SAURUS  |  30

The fuck... 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 fuck 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.

By  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.