WOW! Thanks for everyone's lovely messages. Ive just spent the weekend planning what Im going to do, because I feel like I cant just be silent about this one.
Thismorning I went to our senior manager. I almost cried and I could feel myself going bright red! He is going to talk to the women involved and see if maybe they "jumped the gun" a little. Hopefully this will prompt some form of apology. Although Im upset about having to get my uniforms changed without need, my main issue is the derogitory way in which the issue was dealt. After I wrote my last entry my senior manager (female) rang the uniform store and asked if they can taylor me a special pair of tree trousers! I was so ashamed by that...
Dolly, you said about your son and the physical tests? I hate that test. We do it yearly, and I always struggle. To the point last year where I was almost discharged. They call it "sub-maximal" which means it should be "easy" to do. Believe me, ITS NOT EASY, and tell him that there are many people out there who agree. Its quite funny actually, my face when I finish running is like a tomato! We have to run 2.4 kilometers in 12 minutes (thats a level 12 on the treadmill), do 30 unsupported situps and what they call a flexed arm hang, which is a pullup on a bar, but you have to hold at the top for 30 seconds, then 30 male pushups.
Well, I hope this week turns out to be better than the last, and once again, thanks eveyone for your lovely messages!