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About Me

Welcome to my blog. My pen name is Eva James. I'm an aspiring writer paying the bills working as a legal secretary. Relentlessly bullied by my former boss, I looked for another job but the recession hit. Feeling trapped, I recorded everything in this blog, which serves as a revealing insight into workplace bullying. WEEK 1 starts the story and, as the weeks progress, you'll note what starts as banter soon spirals out of control. Sadly, it's all true. Whilst along the way I've found alternative employment, my passion for blogging about workplace bullying remains. Trevor Griffiths, legendary theatre, TV and film writer said at the outset, "I like the writing a lot: smart, cool, placed. If you were prepared/able to take your prick of a boss on, you'd marmelise him."

Saturday, 15 May 2010

WEEK 63 Ghost Writer

I’m haunted by HOWARD’S ET3 Grounds of Resistance. I enjoy writing myself, but if you’re interested in sexually morbid fiction then HOWARD’S your man.

The first time I read it, I couldn’t digest it because I kept shouting at the document, or bursting into tears and raging against the lies. Days later I tried reading it again. The same thing happened. The bits I hadn’t read the first time had me yelling, cursing and crying within seconds. I cried all night.

Desperate, I phoned my solicitor the following morning and asked if they were allowed to make it up completely. Are they allowed to lie from start to finish?

The answer is yes.

Why isn’t this made clear to people? Even as a legal secretary I had no idea. I knew they’d lie, but the important thing is that everyone expects them to. So although I’m still having nightmares because of the allegations, I’m not so worried that the Tribunal sees me as a boorish, swearing, sex starved secretary who’d do anything to get her poor, mild mannered boss into bed. (Just writing that makes me ill).

My solicitor ensures me that cases are won and lost on the evidence. He said he admired me for what I’m doing and really doesn’t want me to give up. He called me a “trooper.”

I told him that HOWARD had seriously underestimated my ability to find help and support outside work, when none was forthcoming within. I told him there were independent people I'd reached out to for help, who might back me up. If they do, then HOWARD won't have a leg to stand on.

I’ve put the ET3 away for now. I can’t even look at it, let alone get to the end, but from what I’ve read of his fiction so far...

The butler probably did it.

See you next week.

Eva x


Mr Fan said...

Howard is so self obsessed he is dilusional and unable to see outside his demented square. Coward with a H needs to be expossed world wide and a form of justice would be to use him as the First guiney pig to educate the world on bullying.

Bullied By The Boss said...

Ha ha, thanks for that - and brilliant "Coward with a H!" Laughing my head off!

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