Will try to keep this short. This took place today at Domino's Pizza.
We were folding boxes. Three people involved. Employee 1 tosses his box and it lands in the floor. Employee 2 asks him nicely to not do it again. Employee 1 (he has a serious attitude problem) naturally tosses another directly at him.
Employee 2 is known for making very brash decisions. One day he got pissed and threw a 16" pizza against the wall. So he makes another dumb decision and throws his box as hard as he can hitting me directly in the throat.
Naturally I got angry. However I know better and did not retaliate. I got in his face shouting how very uncool it is to throw things that are not aerodynamic as hard as you can. Employee 2 gets even more pissed and fucking decks me twice in the face.
He didn't hit me very hard. I took two to the face and was still standing there. His first hit was a glancing blow but his 2nd connected with my eye. Before I could even begin to pummel him our manager had it broken up. I went outside and my eye started to swell.
Employee 2 is naturally canned, he should be. However there is talk that I should be fired as well. Note: None of this would've happened if Employee 1 would quit with the attitude. 2nd note: I never, and I mean never, layed a fist on that kid. He's 17 or 18 and I'm 20.
So. First question is A) How long do black eyes last and is there anything I should do to make it go away? It doesn't hurt at all but my vision is wonky and its swollen pretty bad. Question B) is am I in trouble for this? I see this as a wrong place wrong time situation. If I get fired is there any action I can take to get some justice here? I'm already over wanting to kill the kid. It hurts my pride but I'm glad I didn't pummel him as I want to keep my job.
Thanks in advance.