No More Creepy Co-worker!!!!!  

curious082385 31F
4230 posts
8/31/2006 2:19 am

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9/1/2006 3:50 am

No More Creepy Co-worker!!!!!


Any of you who have been on IM with me at night have probably seen me say:
"hold on...creepy co-worker is back"
or
"sorry...creepy co-worker wouldn't go away"


He is the only other person here with me at night and ever since he started working here, he has scared me on some strange level. He would walk behind me and I wouldn't be able to stop my shoulders from tensing. On a pretty regular basis he would lean against the counter near me and--without saying a word--just stare at me for 20 minutes or so before just walking away. Or the worst...pull up a chair and sit behind me while I was working on the computer, usually sitting close enough that I could feel his breath on the back of my neck. *shudder*

Over the last month and a half, he has taken to always trying to hug me, touch my cheek or run his fingers through my hair. Kept my mouth shut and never said anything because he is best friends with my immediate supervisor and somewhat friends with the Assistant General Manager. My supervisor doesn't particularly like me anyway and I was worried that, because of the , I was being overly sensitive to his attitude and actions. But last week he crossed the line with a very overt and fairly deliberate act of "whoops, my hand slipped".

So last week, it got reported...much to the delight of SD, Aas and my sister. (let's just say there were numerous plans being formulated that weren't particularly nice) Because we do work the night shift and there were no witnesses, it is basically my word against his. He is denying all of it, of course. I told them that I didn't need him fired....moving him to another shift so that I wouldn't be in contact with him would be enough.

So that is what they did! No more creepy guy!! *happy dance*
They are making it mandatory for him to attend sexual harassment courses and training regarding personal space. He had to sign a contract that basically said that if he attempted to approach me for any reason at work or around town that he would be in serious trouble.

Because there has to be a second person here at night, my manager pulled a 20-something hour day to stay here with me the other night. May I just say that working for a company that actually cares is a really good thing?


On a side note, they still haven't listened about turning up the temp in here at night so that I'm not freezing to death. So here I sit, wrapped in a blanket and shivering as I type this....anyone want to come cuddle with me to warm me up?

rm_saintlianna 45F
15466 posts
8/31/2006 2:59 am

Hey ya-hoooooooooo blew up or something silly girl

too tired to read, do it later {=}


curious082385 replies on 8/31/2006 3:20 am:
((((LIANNA))))

Good to see you around here again and hopefully back on IM soon too!

funintheday2006 56M
9659 posts
8/31/2006 3:46 am

WOULD I????????


curious082385 replies on 8/31/2006 5:21 am:
Was that a stupid question for me to ask???

horny4770 60M
8158 posts
8/31/2006 4:18 am

I'm a very good cuddler!

H.


curious082385 replies on 8/31/2006 5:23 am:
Oh really??
That might need to be tested....

elbman 41M  
2566 posts
8/31/2006 4:19 am

Can we cuddle nakey under the blanket....


curious082385 replies on 8/31/2006 5:26 am:
Wanting to spoon between us again???

caressmewell 53F

8/31/2006 5:28 am

I'm glad that you reported him and I am extremely happy that your company took action so quickly. Now if only raises seemed to get processed as fast...


curious082385 replies on 9/1/2006 3:38 am:
No kidding....

funintheday2006 56M
9659 posts
8/31/2006 9:04 am

    Quoting caressmewell:
    I'm glad that you reported him and I am extremely happy that your company took action so quickly. Now if only raises seemed to get processed as fast...
Oh, they do in my company. I say NO real quick


curious082385 replies on 9/1/2006 3:38 am:
lol...yeah, same around here too

Passion247000 46F
3195 posts
8/31/2006 11:49 am

Way to go girl....I am so proud of you for standing up and report the abuse!!!

To anyone who is currently /(has been) being harrassed in any way...report it ASAP...tell as many people as possible... It should not be ignored! Every company (these days) has "sexual harrassment" policy...and once it is being reported, it is the company's responsibility to act IMMEDIATELY...it is the law, i believe... So, don't be afraid of losing your job if you report it...It is also against the law to rid of you because of that...(if they give you trouble after the fact... you can suit them for "hostile work environment"!

C~ I am so glad you reported it and the company did exactly what they should do, legally...when I was first reading at the beginning of your post, I was like gosh...why put up with it! Get out of there!(I was screaming in my head).... I felt for you.... So so glad the situation is fixed.... (I can breathe again... )

(((((sending your big warm hugs))))))))


curious082385 replies on 9/1/2006 3:40 am:
Thank you!
I really do love working for this company...they are a good sized corporation, but still bend over backwards for their everyday employees. It's refreshing and comforting.

aascrompn 42M
6444 posts
8/31/2006 1:09 pm

Proud of you...

I'll cuddle with you later... let the chumps get done w/ your first...


curious082385 replies on 9/1/2006 3:44 am:
I know you are...thank you so much for your support that day.
There seem to be quite a few chumps....you that patient?

BlueCanary1575 41M
116 posts
8/31/2006 2:15 pm

"...anyone want to come cuddle with me to warm me up? "

oh, jeez, I sure hope creepy guy doesn't ever see that...


curious082385 replies on 9/1/2006 3:45 am:
Good point! But I think (hope anyway) that all the bad stuff about him written before that point would warn him off.

elbman 41M  
2566 posts
8/31/2006 2:59 pm

curious082385 replies on 8/31/2006 8:26 am:
Wanting to spoon between us again???


Yes.


curious082385 replies on 9/1/2006 3:45 am:
Never let it be said that Elb is anything but direct...

tootsiedippin 53M/52F
1078 posts
8/31/2006 4:30 pm

the moment he touched you, you had grounds to complain if it made you uncomfortable...And you were right in asking for what you did...

Raises in Cali are on the horizon but only if you are at minimum wage as the Gov-er-nat-or signed a bill to raise minimum wage over the next two years...

You up late nite chattin...we do also... but then again maybe we are the creepy couple....shiver

T & D


curious082385 replies on 9/1/2006 3:47 am:
Yeah, it is a good raise for everyone at minimum wage, especially since cost of living over here is climbing like crazy. Still remains to be seen if it will bump up the whole payscale though.

frangipanigal 44F
10406 posts
8/31/2006 9:08 pm

YEH!!!! No more "creepy guy" interruptions on IM....WOO HOO!!!

Very happy for you, well done!

Frangi x


curious082385 replies on 9/1/2006 3:47 am:
Thanks!
Nope, he won't be interrupting or trying to read over my shoulder anymore!!!!

elysianpleasure 47M

8/31/2006 9:59 pm

Happy Dance!!! Happy Dance!!! The creep is gone... so Happy Dance!!!!!

Companies take this stuff very serious these days... a good thing (I wish society as a hole would). We have mandatory training for all employs on harassment... and there is 0 tolerance policy in my company. If you make a case, he would be gone.


curious082385 replies on 9/1/2006 3:49 am:
Yeah I know I could have gotten him fired, but I don't need that drastic of an action. Like I said, I know I'm more sensitive to stuff like this then most are and I didn't want to mess up his job if I was over-reacting. That being said though, I am incredibly relieved to not have to see him again.

rm_1hotwahine 62F
21091 posts
8/31/2006 10:55 pm

I'm glad this turned out well for you. And I am SO SORRY I haven't been here! A bunch of people fell of my Watched Blog list, like POUF! And I'm lazy enough just to click on the yellow ones.

Yeah, I'm still [blog 1hotwahine]


curious082385 replies on 9/1/2006 3:49 am:
Was wondering where you wandered off too....

Seriously_Real 48M

9/1/2006 3:32 am

That's great. It's always good to find out that the world is slightly less fucked up than you assumed it was. and I'm glad "creepy" is gone.

-- Seriously


curious082385 replies on 9/1/2006 3:50 am:
lol...very true.
I'm glad he is gone too. *more happy dancing*

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