Anonymous User wrote:I would ask to speak with the judge if I were you, and ask to talk about the misunderstanding and thoroughly apologize.
This just seems wrong. If OP was abused, OP should not have to apologize and subject himself to that again. It's OP's choice to make. But it's just wrong that a person could force someone to put up with this because of their status.
I'm not saying it's right. It's not; no one should get beaten on the job. But the reality is that judges get hundreds (and in some districts, thousands) of applications, many of whom are from qualified candidates, and the fact that no clerk but him has made a statement about it so far makes it his word against the judge's. I'm only letting OP know what choices he has if he wants this to blow over; either he somehow wins the judge over and convinces her not to fire him, or he quits and lets enough time pass so that no one in the future asks why he quit.
Sometimes you just have to apologize, even if you're not at fault.