By ALDWIN G. QUITASOL
“Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are a good person is a little like expecting a bull not to attack you because you are a vegetarian” — Dennis Wholey
A good worker is proud everytime he does a good job. He can see the best produce out of his dedication enjoyably consumed by the people. He can hear praises from others because of a job well done. He will receive awards and appraisals that will surely boost his morale to continue performing better and better. As a result, he will be named the model worker not only of his department but of the entire workplace.
As this worker performs his job in an exemplary way, some of his co-workers envy him because of his achievements. Instead of making him an example and imitating his good deeds, they plot against him as they feel they are unjustly bypassed by this good worker.
The envious co-workers planned to destroy the image of the good worker as bad as possible. They set him up to make him appear as a violator of the company’s rules and regulations.
One of his co-worker slid a company property in his bag. At dismissal time, he approached the good worker and said that he has to go to the comfort room so he asked to hold his bag.
Meanwhile, some of their co-workers talked to the guard telling him they saw one of their companions steal company property. They pinpointed the good worker as the culprit. The guard immediately apprehended the good worker as he was still holding the bag that his co-worker passed unto him. The guard brought him to the management office.
The good worker was accused of theft and misbehaviour without giving him the benefit of taking with him his own witness. The envious workers presented themselves as witnesses against the accused hoping that they will be given favor by the management. The management then judged the good worker guilty without the proper due process since they have no union. The management had the oppurtunity to do unjust practices.
The management fired this good worker scrapping his benefits as a senior and outstanding employee. This is good for the company as they will no longer think about their obligations to the good worker once he will retire. They also blacklisted him so they could not give him a recommendation to other companies.
This worker filed a labor case at the concerned department of the Department of Labor and Employment. A series of position papers and conciliation were made yet there was no positive result. This worker grew hopeless as the concerned government agency favored the far richer company representatives.
Dismayed, this good worker decided to make a move he thought would help him. He went to the workplace and destroyed some company properties and stole some items. He was caught by the police but since it was inculcated in his mind that he will never get justice, he fought the cops who killed him in turn.
A good worker who made his company and his bosses proud was destroyed. A wife was widowed and children were orphaned. This is a system were injustice rules. Because of the envy of his co-workers and the unfair judgement of the company and the slow action of the government agency concerned, an asset for societal development perished. There are many stories about people especially workers being victims of injustices from their respective workplaces in every corner of society. Everyday, more and more people cry for justice, they cry for change. And that change is possible as society is after all run by man. # >nordis.net