I am neither 38, nor am I from Oklahoma. I have no knowledge at all about the “Apple” nor any of its contents. Thus, any insuations from anyone that I am a person mentioned there, is a complete fabrication or malicious hearsay.
I acept your apology with the hopes that in the future you will offer more constructive suggestions as did the Tainan Cowboy and Vannyel.
No hard feelings, just get your facts straight before you whip your razor out on me. I’ve had enough of that.[/quote]
Mate, you need to calm down.
First, lots of sympathy and all that. You got a rough deal.
Second, no-one is accusing you of anything. It was merely pointed out that there is a story in a widely-read ‘news’ paper, that is very similar to yours. It was drawn to your attention as an example of how rumour and gossip spread. I think the point was that, because your name is being libelled and there’s not much you can do about it, you may find it hard to get another job. The tone of the post was not accusing, it was trying to be helpful and you owe the guy an apology.
Third, unless you’ve been blacklisted, I would disagree that you have much to worry about. Leave your stuff in storage. Take a trip for a month or two. Maybe change your passport. And then come back and start again. People have short memories, and unless there is any legal barrier you shouldn’t have a problem.
FWIW, someone once falsely accused me of rape. She got a warning from the police for doing it, and was strongly advised to get therapy. There are some really weird fucked up people out there, and occasionally they can really screw your life up. You have my sympathy. But it’s not the end of the world.
It would have been nice if your bosses had been prepared to fight on your behalf, but I’ll keep away from making sweeping (although usually accurate) generalisations about how people deal with difficult situations here and the costs thereof.
Hope it all works out for you. Don’t let the bastards rub you down.