Just as my time had come to an end and my 18 months was up I was feeling much happier without that dark cloud sat over me. I felt like I had been freed. I knew all along I was innocent but I had also lost the will to fight it. Now I was going to put it all behind me and get on with my life. And then, four days after I was taken into an office. I had been accused of sexual harassment. The same person.
This time I was calm and collected. I knew two things. Firstly, I was innocent and secondly I was not going through another investigation. I made that very clear and with it I walked out.
The investigation continued and I had been put on sick absence. Fair enough but I knew I would never go back. There was no way I was going through what I had gone through before.
I was asked back in for an interview, I accepted. Lets have my day in court as they say. I did not hold back. Last time I had everything to loose. This time I had nothing to loose and everything to gain. I had found my strength. I was better than this and I knew it.
The secret behind this crazy story is that I was not the first victim for this individual. I was the fifth. Probably not the last either. I had my moment, I left the manager lost for words. I had shown my strengths and put up the fight I wished I had done last time . He then said the best thing anyone had ever said to me to give me my perfect winning moment.
“Jamie we need to put our cards on the table”
I told him he was absolutely right. I took my ID cards off from around my neck and said; ‘here are my cards, here is the table. I quit!
The best feeling in the world and the best choice I have ever made.