An interesting development has occurred on the line between me and another co-Scab, I guess you could say. This Ninth Ward Houstonian who thinks the world owes him something likes to sit back and relax while earning his check off his co-scabs work. He has a serious inferiority complex thus refuses to do anything that anyone tells him to do other than management. Which there is really nothing wrong with that as long as you take the initiative and do something other than sit in front of a computer or talk on a cell phone, while the people you are supposed to be working with are covering the aircraft and pulling your weight around. This Ninth Ward Houstonian is the type that magically disappears when it is time to clean the shop and equipment or service the equipment. Well, were out working and aircraft are coming in broke and we are beginning to fall behind, in such a case an additional man is very helpful. A call is put out on the radio for said individual and as usual there is no answer. Keep in mind that this call should not have even been made for he should have already been out there. When I see him again I call him out on it. We are in the breakroom with other people around, I guess his inferiority complex kicks into high gear and he gets really fired up and starts spewing extremely vulgar insults and insists we "take it out side." At this point violence is certain to erupt so the other guys get involved and diffuse the situation. I could have left it alone at that and let it blow over but I was really pissed off. The following day at our usual meeting management was assigning us to our duties for the day. Of all the luck I am again assigned to work with the same Ninth Ward Houstonian. Well this kind of rubs me the wrong way so I say "Excuse me can I have another assignment? I do not wish to work with...(Ninth Ward Houstonian)â€ After the meeting I am called into the office where I am reassigned and asked what the problem is. I thank them for the reassignment but decline to discuss mine and Ninth Ward Houstonians differences. The day goes by without a hitch. The following day after our meeting I am once again called into the office where I am asked to either write a statement as to why I refused to work with Ninth Ward Houstonian or receive a level for refusing to work the previous days assigned duties. (I thought a coaching always came before a level I wonder what happened to that theory?) I choose to write the statement, after all I am still on probation. The statement was written, a beautiful work of art born of pure fact with witnesses names included. Other statements were soon to follow I soon found out. Up the ladder they went all the way to HR in MSP. Now this was indeed unexpected for I see no reason for it not to be handled by local management. From what I was told today HR is flying down here to hold an inquiry. Is it just me or is this going a bit overboard? This of course is a very hot topic at work, I have taken a poll as to what the out come of this should be, there are four leading options with two being very much possible and the other two being plausible. This is going to be an excellent test of Hackmans hated â€œAt Will Employmentâ€. I just wish I wasnâ€™t one of the guinea pigs.