The reason I have a brokenhearted, is because there were 3 people who were credit thieves with my work, sabotaged my work, and the officer 61 years old this year "bullied" me out, lied and had to use the other two co-workers to lie as well. a 63 y/o female, and 30 y/o male all 3 of these people were less tenured then me, yet the city took sides with them. The Fire Chief kept reassuring me I would be ok and not forced out, Yet I tolerated all the games and bullying dished out to me for 6.5 years while still maintaining outstanding services to the community I was in for close to 30 years. I've been told "I was thrown under the bus" I didn't even know what that meant until recently, Guess the fire service was so deep into my heart from age 18 to 48, that helping people is all I cared about in carrying out my tasks both as an Inspector these later years and in EMS.
I have gotten much support from my retired firefighters and current ones as this was an Admin problem. So I'm know looking for another department in Colorado,since I'm unemployed. My Heart will always be in the fire service...Thank you. God Bless everyone everywhere who is in Fire and EMS today. Because "bully' in the workplace even happens in this profession and is a growing problem in the USA workplace. Please go to bullying.org or healthyworkplacebill.org. I even lost with the local union.