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07-21-2014 11:51 PM
swestypants I would have ignored them and gone higher up if it were an issue. Or just immediately asked for a meeting to discuss it further.

Thankfully my last few jobs have all been dog friendly, during the day we had a shepherd in the back of the UPS Store that I worked at, she belonged to the owner..and my current job, Judah gets to come with me, both my boss and the owner of the company own shepherds.

I have had to deal with that with some family though. We had a pow wow about it though because I called a family meeting because I was getting frustrated that my very well behaved giant couldn't come with to picnics when the little dogs could - the little dogs who steal food from the kids. But never over a photo...thats asinine.
07-21-2014 11:16 PM
lyssa62 can you get a tee shirt with a german shepherd face on it and wear it...you are being way nicer about this than I would be.....the you know what would be hitting the fan on the last day! This is just absurd and yeah I agree with you....she sounds like she was just trying to be a jerk to you ...good riddance to them...something better will come along!
07-21-2014 09:26 PM
middleofnowhere Congratulations on the new job! May you be happy and prosper there!
07-21-2014 09:23 PM
Chip18
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I lost my GSD last month, so I feel your pain and know the sorrow.
Sorry to hear that.
07-21-2014 09:20 PM
Chip18 Dang it! I was gonna suggest no pictures of dogs that weight more than 25 pounds! Oh well!
07-21-2014 09:06 PM
Jax08 Good for you!
07-21-2014 08:43 PM
lovemygirl
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I think it's pretty clear from that event that your boss lacks sensitivity (not to mention good sense), so you did the right thing for now by not responding in anger. Always pick your battle. If you like working there, you'll have to abide by the boss/owners rules, but maybe it's time to quietly start looking for a new place to work? Although I can tell you that the place I work doesn't have the casual environment you mentioned, so just be careful you aren't going from the frying pan to the fire when, and if, you switch jobs.

Sorry for your loss. I lost my GSD last month, so I feel your pain and know the sorrow.
I just wanted to come back and update everyone....

I gave this jerk my notice!

I do like my coworkers and the casual environment, but the pay is too low, she's shorted me on a number of paychecks, and I'll be shocked if the company survives 2014. IRONICALLY... I stayed here so long because of Eva, because it made it easier for me/my husband to take care of her (late-ish shift).

The incident I described here wound up being one of the first instances of my boss very clearly "picking on" me (hate using that phrase but there's no other way to put it). I ramped up my job search in response and here we are!

On my last day, should I hide pictures of German shepherds all over the office, to be slowly discovered over the coming months?

(okay okay I wouldn't really. Well, probably not anyway.)
06-26-2014 09:22 PM
HappyFurKid
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But ya know something - the day after Eva died (my boss knew what day it was; one of my coworkers reminded her to text me the day of) I dragged myself into work and my boss had put a big print-out of an advertisement for backyard-bred American bully dogs on this central bulletin board (clearly visible to all patients and staff) and came into my office and told me I should get one and she'd let me bring it to work It hadn't even been 24 hours since Eva's death!
I think it's pretty clear from that event that your boss lacks sensitivity (not to mention good sense), so you did the right thing for now by not responding in anger. Always pick your battle. If you like working there, you'll have to abide by the boss/owners rules, but maybe it's time to quietly start looking for a new place to work? Although I can tell you that the place I work doesn't have the casual environment you mentioned, so just be careful you aren't going from the frying pan to the fire when, and if, you switch jobs.

Sorry for your loss. I lost my GSD last month, so I feel your pain and know the sorrow.
06-26-2014 08:44 PM
lovemygirl Thanks for all the condolences and input! Part of me wondered if I was being overly emotional, but between the fact that everyone else is allowed to have personal pictures and all of your input/reactions/responses, I think I'm the normal one in this situation

I work in a very casual environment - flip-flops, [long] shorts, tank tops, etc are allowed, we're allowed to listen to the radio/podcasts.... Speaking of which, wonder if I can drum up a podcast that addresses aggression/behavioral problems in cocker spaniel/poodle mixes.... okay okay okay I wouldn't actually do that.

But ya know something - the day after Eva died (my boss knew what day it was; one of my coworkers reminded her to text me the day of) I dragged myself into work and my boss had put a big print-out of an advertisement for backyard-bred American bully dogs on this central bulletin board (clearly visible to all patients and staff) and came into my office and told me I should get one and she'd let me bring it to work It hadn't even been 24 hours since Eva's death!

That's part of the reason this feels like it was personal - an American Bully would be okay to bring around children, but not a German shepherd?!

Ugh. Anyway.

I do have a locket with a picture of her I started wearing it to work again, and I do have pictures of Eva in my wallet too.
06-26-2014 03:23 PM
counter
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That's funny. I've never been bitten by a picture. I guess now days anything is possible.
If I'm on this forum and I get too close to all of your avatars, sometimes I get nipped! That hasn't happened to you yet?

Haha.
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