Not talking about : "she's kind", "a good mother to my children" or "he's just a family man", kind of compliments. But the stuff that made you see why she or he married the-supposedly-love of their lives.
So this time i'm gonna tell the world why.
Today, my husband told me a work story. He said, "i just fired someone today. Or rather, i threw him out."
At first i wasn't paying attention. But then i put down my phone and ask.
"One of the freelancers."
"He made very rude comments about the sales promotion girls that we are going to hire."
"What do you mean?"
"Well, he's one of XXXX crew, and he's suppossed to be the coordinators of the SPGs. As he was calling out the girls, he started making comments. Ok 2 million will be okay for this group."
I didn't get it. But it felt offensive in a way.
My husband then elaborate, "That's how some men talk, when they talk about prostitutes. Like that's how much these girls worth."
My jaw dropped. Speachless.
"It was in the middle of a briefing so, even though i felt like throwing my laptop to his face, i said nothing. But then, after, i heard him continue this by trying to get other men join in on his jokes. So i called xxxx, and told her i don't want him in this project. Xxxx said it was just a joke. So i told her, either you fired him or i fired you and your whole crew."
I was bewildered. Shocked. I can't imagine what i would say if i were there. I would definitely won't be as collected as my husband. I would definitely put that guy in his place! And i would definitely scolded the woman who's in charge of the guy. Seriously? it's bad enough that the guy is verbally harassing girls in public, the woman who brought him in thought it was okay for him to do that. Jeez! When i get back to work, i will renew our contract draft with everyone we work with. Strictly no harrasment tolerated. That woman is going to hear from me for sure!
Anyway. My husband then, said, "I didn't fire him in public but after i talked to xxxx, i apologized to the girls. I made HR talked and apologizes to the girls as well. Although the man was not our employee, but he's our Event Organizer's crew, so, i still feel obligated to say sorry."
Ladies and gentlemen, that's my husband. Maybe some men will do nothing, or probably just scolded the guy. He threw him out of the project, and threatened to fire his boss if she does not comply. This has deeper merit than it already is. The project is on, starting tonight! So the fact that he's willing to risk having to go on this project alone without our event organizers and their freelancers, that's crazy and totally ballsy! I have so much respect for him!
So yeah, i beamed and told him straight, "i'm very proud of you!"
I really am.