Recently we held an open meeting with about eight attendees to discuss a new program. I sat and listened thoroughly as everyone made their suggestions about how it would work, as much of the workload will get dumped on me, I asked if I could make a suggestion/request my own. My boss was there and she used to do my job two years ago. The job has evolved a great dealer and we have a new business owner so she doesn’t have her finger on the pulse of the position like she think she does. Her comment was very undermining and she demanded that I explain my reasoning for my request in front of the whole group, because she didn’t understand why I was making my request. Before she had made that statement, the department that implemented the program explained that they needed things to run a certain way for their tracking so I said, oh that’s fine, I was not aware of that as we had not communicated about this at all. To me that was the end. But my boss pressed on and really embarrassed me. After the meeting she came to my office and told me she didn’t mean to sound like she was negating my concerns in front of everyone and didn’t know why I was upset. After explaining to her that she did do just that and it was very embarrassing, she called me “silly” and stomped out of my office and hasn’t spoken to me since. It’s been a week now. I find that toxic and absurd and I’m frustrated with how my hard work, dedication and caring is so blatantly tossed out of the window by someone in a position of authority. Thoughts? This just feels like female drama or is this a legal issue? I don’t feel they calling someone names like that at work is appropriate.