Originally Posted by lomine @uzisuzuki
Glad they are doing okay. Hope the little one catches up.
You've probably talked about this before but have you reported this person to Human Resources? If you haven't I suggest you do so right away. You shouldn't have to put up with any harassment or discrimination at work. It is against the law! If you have reported this person and your employer has done nothing that is also a huge no-no. I suggest you put in writing what kinds of things have happened and when, if you can remember specific dates that would be better (though I know you have a memory problem). Ask to see the head of HR. Tell them everything that has happened and request a formal investigation. Ask that they move you or the problem coworker to a new office immediately, while the investigation is being performed. Tell them there and then that if this problem is not addressed you will be filing a complaint with the Colorado Civil Rights Division or the EEOC. That should light a fire. I'm telling you this as the HR Manager for my company. No HR person wants to deal with the EEOC. I've had to deal with false claims made by disgruntled ex-employees (long story) and even knowing we did nothing wrong it was stressful.
Here are the specifics on how to go about filing a complaint with the CCRD or EEOC. http://www.workplacefairness.org/file_CO
Oh, one more thing... It is also against the law for your employer to treat you differently after you have filed a complaint. This includes the problem coworker and any supervisors whose heads you are going over. It is called retaliation. If you feel like you are being treated worse after you make your complaint go right back to HR and report it.
Sorry if this was crossing a line with your personal situation but I hate to think you are suffering when there are those that can help.
I work for the government & everyone knows about my situation (supervisors, HR) because it's been going on since before I came back to work when I could walk again, but good luck getting anything done in the government. In fact, I had one supervisor retire early just to get out of the hostile environment my harasser had created for them. I need the job to pay for my medical bills & the health insurance, plus I don't qualify for much with my brain injury, so I'm kinda stuck right now. I'm hoping I can finish my degree in art history & use that to find a new job, but I don't know how much longer I can physically put up with this.
Originally Posted by rf12345
Passing to the group a question regarding hatching in high altitudes.
what incubator do you use, what is temperature humidity before and after lockdown.
2 hatches seem to have problem during lock down. low hatch rate, all eggs before lock down look fine, moving etc. Friend tried eggs from different breeders - same outcome.
She does it by the book, maybe there are some particular things that need to be followed for high altitudes in our state...
I use a Brinsea Mini on the settings it recommends (99.5 degrees) & my hatch last year for my own flock's eggs were 50% successful. I don't worry about the humidity until lock down, except with the shipped hatching eggs I get. Since they come from a lower altitude, I made sure the humidity was higher during the last half of the hatch when I noticed the air sacs were a bit too large for the day of incubation they were on. I unfortunately don't measure it, I just go by how much condensation is on the lid. I had a 100% success this time, but I still had the one shrink wrapped chick I had to help at the end. I know there's a whole thread dedicated to hatching for high altitudes that I found on the site last year, but I don't remember the link right off hand. Sorry I can't be more technical/specific, but I got the Brinsea because it pretty much is hands off & doesn't allow me to mess anything up by forgetting to do something.