I am writing this post out of sheer panic and concern for the jobs and future of my family.
It is my own stupid fault but I am posting this to maybe get some support right now (I recognise the error of my ways).
Basically I will break this down:
Me and my family both reside and work at a hotel (living on a property owned by the company).
My brother and two other colleagues like to smoke weed and de-stress. My brother has a history of depression and is sad (after having tried medications and therapy), he by his own admission smokes it because it makes him happy.
He knows I don't agree with it, and morally I am very different to him.
The other day somone came in smelling of it, and immediately I assumed it was my bro & co that had being doing it. I started to discuss it on the sidelines with a colleague (more senior) as a matter of discussion, saying how it made me agitated and I didn't agree how they smoked it near to where we live (on site).
The said colleague has now informed the boss. Which to be honest (stupidly) I thought she wouldn't.
I'd like to point out I didn't maliciously cause this, but have inadvertently damaged the reputation of my family and risked the roof over our heads. And I know I can't take back what I said.
I know that looking back I should've been more mindful in what I say. I know from prior exposure that the person in question was a posionous person (she greased her way to the top).
I am not someone that does stupid stuff like this, and I am well educated but fell prey to this and now realise I have been screwed over too (in a manner).
I dunno how to reverse things.
Apparently the boss dragged my mother into a HR meeting to inform her that spot checks are now being carried out, all staff to get letters.
Now, all staff will hate me and think im horrible, just because I expressed an opinion.
Not to mention if they find that my bro smoked it somewhere he shouldn't we get kicked out.
I must sound like an awful person, but I'm not, I just feel ive been exploited by this person. Yet I should've known.
What can I do??
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