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Old 06-25-2014, 08:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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"...You have to take down that picture of your dog. German shepherds are an aggressive breed and the sight of her picture causes stress to some of our parents."

(The picture in question, by the way, is one and the same as my avatar, so please judge its scary factor for yourselves.)

This is a small snippet of a conversation I had with my boss. Eva's picture was on my desk, facing me, in such a location that patients and their parents could not see it.

Anyone else have to deal with anything like this at work? My boss, for what it's worth, has pictures of her cockapoo everywhere - in common areas, the hallway, her desk, her wall, etc. I put that picture of Eva up a long time ago, maybe in November, and ever since she died, having a picture of her at work has been an enormous source of comfort to me. I acquiesced to her request, but I'm a little ticked, to be honest; her cockapoo has no bite inhibition and whines constantly (seriously, I timed him for a 4 hour stretch once) and jumps on people and chews people's fingers, and she brings him to the office, but I can't have a picture of my deceased dog on my desk where no one else can see it because she's a German shepherd????? I know it's her business and I have to play by her rules - that's why I took the picture down - but... It just seems petty, especially since it was apparently OK for months.

I'm just kinda ranting; there's not really a point here. :/
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Old 06-25-2014, 08:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm sorry to hear of your girls passing

I can only see a problem if there is a policy against personal belongings at ones work area. This is not a offensive picture. Apparently others are aloud pics of their dogs. I am confused.
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Where do you work that dogs are allowed?

Yeah, i'd be pissed too. We are scared of pictures now?
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I think it's time for a locket. I'm sorry.
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I think it's time for a locket. I'm sorry.
Lovely idea.
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That is just stupid. I'm sorry about your dog passing. My boss always tells me that my biggest strength is having a big heart and that I care and he always uses how I care for my dogs as an example.
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I think it's time for a locket. I'm sorry.
Agreed. That is absolutely terrible.

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Bosses are stupid... its part of the deal..
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It's really a shame how ignorant people can be. I would have said something about her not being able to be aggressive since she has passed away and fought it. Or, put it in a drawer you go into all the time. Maybe put the picture as your wallpaper and just leave a window open on the computer or shut off the monitor when people are in your office. Sorry, I don't roll over for stupidity so my answers aren't the best ones. You have to do what's best for your position.
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Old 06-26-2014, 12:13 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Uh what?? The photo doesn't even look aggressive! She looks completely neutral and friendly to me. That's just plain silly!

Also, what is a cockapoo? Is that a nickname for a cockie or something?
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