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Christina got me fired

Strictly Organic Coffee Company, Bend Oregon —

On 12 December 2014, I said to Stuart that Christina "spends so much energy ignoring me that it's like she's paying attention." Stuart went in to a high rage, flaunting his theatrical skills.

Later (Tuesday morning via Rhonda) I heard of corroborrated reports of other things that I had supposedly said. Rhonda said I'd used the words "fixated" and "connection." The former is implausible in any situation, and neither fits the context.

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On the 15th, Samantha told me that Christina was talking about filing a formal complaint against me. For what? I don't know. I asked her why she cares so much. This was probably a mistake. It was (intentionally) reminiscent of the same early question posed of me when I was upset about her behavior.

I went home and cried for a couple of hours, then back to talk to Rhonda.

What's she going to do, go to the state? — asked Rhonda.

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When I arrived at work on Tuesday the 16th, Richard and Rhonda were there. This thing with Christina has gotten out of hand, and we're going to have to let you go.

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On Wednesday the 17th, desperate, I suggested to Rhonda that she meet with Christina and my cousin Jodie. I wrote to Jodie. Rhonda later suggested maybe Jodie call her. I'd mentioned that Jodie understands something about my emotional composition, and may help Rhonda, ergo Christina, to understand.

I talked with Kevin that evening. He suggested a simple non-engagement protocol. (When I suggested that to Rhonda the next day she seemed to think that we already pretty much had that [de facto.] Not really, I said.)

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On Thursday the 18th, I asked Rhonda "what is the specific accusation." There isn't one, and Rhonda suggested we not press for one. I agreed. I also agreed that we don't need to compare written statements right now.

Talked with Kevin. Get a lawyer, he said.

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On the morning of Friday the 19th, I asked Rhonda if she had tried to talk Christina down. Yeah, when this first happened — yeah, of course. She implied that she not been talking with Christina since then.

That evening, 8:02, she called me to say that they had decided to stick with their original decision. I was shocked, and I reiterated that I had not even been accused of anything. She said that since it sounded as if I had been drinking, it was probably not a good time to talk.