Steve Weitzenkorn Thanks for your kind words, Sylvie.
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Monica Chelagat "...Trying to make me lose it emotionally, so they could declare me mentally unstable and discredit my work! ...." Spot on Sylvie Imelda Shene. Yeah, this too is a strategy. I will expose this here on FB as I have some ex-colleagues who might be interested in how the systems works and some may very well know the game. At the time a two or three professional colleagues were requested by senior management to 'find out what my problems were' I met three each one with their specialization in dealing with staff issues. I recall none were interested in my problem except to hurriedly advise me to meet the 'Institution's' staff counselor! I risked a diagnosis even with evidence of the sociopaths mobbing strategies and completely lost the confidence I had. I stop here!
Sylvie Imelda Shene Yes, Monica Chelagat, with their very well orchestrated and methodical smear campaign was to see me dead, in a mental hospital or in jail. They did everything to get me to lose it and when nothing worked, they fired me over the phone via voicemail. I still have it saved in my phone in case I decide to sue the board, the property manager and the security company that employed me. They said in the voicemail not to report to work the next morning that if I did I would be escorted off the property, they treated me like a criminal, so I would act like a criminal! So they could put their hands on the little woman! They were hoping I would go there make a scene and do something crazy and then they could call the police on me. This was their last strategy! They were so emotionally blind that they couldn't see that I could see very clearly every trap they were putting in front of me to fall into. I am so sorry, Monica, you too went through similar emotional harassment on the job.
Monica Chelagat Wow Sylvie that was really dramatic. You handled this excellently well thanks to your high level of awareness to note what was building up against their deep level of ignorance/blindness, you survived them and did not fall into the traps they collaborated in setting them. Such experiences actually widen your awareness and deepen your consciousness. It is one of the gifts suffering gives to good people. The experience itself is no joke, it takes a lot of energy, opportunity, and money in the case one loses a job but it is more precious not to lose your integrity, it is not worth any money or career achievements on a job that really serves to earn money for a living. It is a challenge you won in the end and learned something more. I was lucky I worked in a big institution and my abusers were an insignificant number but very dangerous to ruin anyone's life as other people who do not know you well may believe them. I consider myself lucky because had they succeeded in destroying me (a constant attempt underneath using various instruments, the power of ruthless directors, abuse of performance reviews, etc.). I cannot imagine the disaster for myself and my poor family had they succeeded! They are heartless poor people. Shame on them.
Sylvie Imelda Shene Yes, Monica Chelagat, it was very dramatic. Looking back I still can't believe it how evil some people were at my last job. It was evil in its pure form. Unfortunately this happens everywhere and mostly to women and what is most sad, is that usually is another woman that starts the emotional harassment towards other women, in this case, it was the property manager, that started it, a woman, in my own life, it’s usually, always a woman behind the scenes manipulating men and pulling the strings. It's sad but everyone in this community has been her puppets; and for over thirty years, she has worked there have manipulated everyone to do exactly what she wants. It's very hard to prove emotional harassment because these people are very good at deceiving others with their very well methodical orchestrated smear campaigns, mind games, and manipulations. This experience has planted the seed for my next book and hopefully will not take as long to come to fruition. The title is going to be “Reenactment” it’s going to be based on my experiences at my last job, how they showed me, how they were treated as small children and most sadly, how they treated their own children, and of course they reminded me of my own childhood drama and the pain I suffered as a small child by playing the roles of all my teachers and family members to a T! The president of the HOA, a retired doctor, a classic case of passive-aggressive man, just like my father, played my father's role, it shows that money, education alone and a degree in medicine doesn’t save a person from the chains of repetition compulsion of doing to others what once was done to them as defenseless little children. The property manager just like one of my sisters mastered the art of manipulation to perfection, members of the chair of security, landscape, and treasure, they played the role of my teachers, older sisters, and brothers. Of course, I will change all the names to protect their anonymity, but they themselves will know who exactly I am talking about. These words written by James Warren in his review of my book A Dance to Freedom come to mind: "Unless we confront our own intentions and the sometimes evil effects of those intentions on others, we will never "leave the scene of the crime." We will continually act out our dysfunctions on others." They wanted to bring me to their scene of the crime and make me pay for theirs and their parent's crimes. I lost my job, but I will not be their scapegoat and they will have to pay for their crimes sooner or later.
The quote below describes Dr. Q, the president of the board so well! He even makes the same facial expression! Yes, he is a child in an old body!!!
I wish in the acknowledgements of my first book I had thanked some of the residents for their love and support and made it clear that I was very aware some of them, they were just giving the illusion of love that could end at any moment and sure enough my book burst their illusion of love and it ended overnight! I thought they would be able to keep up their illusion of love and facades and our working relationship would end some day on a good note, but after my book was published, they were not able to keep going with their facades and illusion of love, because they knew I could see through their facades and illusions and they became too uncomfortable with me that they started a campaign of emotional harassment in hope I would self-destruct and I would end up dead, in a mental hospital or jail. They were pure evil. But that is to be explained in my next book. They would rather see me dead or destroyed than face their own lies and illusions and feel their own painful truths.
The attached quotes in the pictures below describe exactly what I went through in my last job.