After last night's episode of "he's not my friend" I'm totally drained. I didn't sleep much before the alarm clock went off at 0522hrs. We were up talking until 0104hrs about the problem. I can only imagine just how tired my husband is today considering he had to do PT this am.
I know that my husband's day has gotten worse due to a surly co-worker. This particular co-worker has been giving him a hard time since he arrived at the unit almost two years ago. What's ironic is that its a person of less rank than he when my husband got to this duty station. They met at AIT where the soldier was in a different cycle from my husband. (Cycles are like college classes that start at different dates) Now they are equal rank and this soldier is still being intolerable. The soldier sleeps in the office, cries that about not being treated fairly and likes to back stab. I really wished that when they got re-deployed this soldier too would have been moved out of the section. I mean this fsoldier used to message me on facebook and tell me about hating my spouse and was going to make trouble for him when he got back stateside. Mind you I kept those messages just in case this soldier does try to start trouble for him. Well it seems as though me keeping those messages was a good thing, almost 20 pages of messages give or take a page.
I just would like to know why someone doesn't straighten this soldier out. Its not my job. I want to stay out of it but like most wives in a committed relationship when someone tries to rip apart our husband's blossoming career with petty disputes we come out with fangs bared. I'm going to have to bite my lip on this problem most likely. I'm sure this soldier is going to play the medical card yet again to the fullest. Mind you this soldier has already turned in two other guys for cursing and teasing when this soldier was the first to start cursing. What happened to the rules applying across the board? If this soldier was a civilian they would have been fired for sleeping on the job, or should I say sleeping around on the job?, and the above annoyance wouldn't be happening because this soldier would no longer be an employee.
Sheesh folks this soldier is there to do a job just as much as the next soldier. That job does not mean you bring your emotional baggage to work with you. It means check it at the door. I'd like to tell the soldier this, "I don't want you taking your bad mood out on my spouse just because you broke up with your significant other and hate all of humanity. Grow up act like an adult and treat the others around you with the respect they are due. They didn't break up with you! If you didn't sleep at home its on you to work to stay awake so that you do your job not leaving others to pick up the slack." But like I said I'm going to have to bite my lip on this one. So I'm posting it here without names, unit numbers or locations.
Okay I know it just bugs the heck out of me but I had three soldier friends that went through similar without sleeping at work and making work life a living hell for their co-workers. So why can't the soldier just "suck it up"? The US ARMY is after all mission first family last. Soliders aren't issued families or emotions as they just get in the way. The families are the silent ranks because if we put our noses where they didn't belong nothing would ever get done.