Sexual Harassment Training

They’re making everybody in my office go through sexual harassment training. I hate this. This issue has popped up from time to time ever since I’ve been here (ten years). The thing that gets me is that when an issue comes up like one we had eight years ago (fifty something year old man leans into this 20 year old chick’s cubicle and says I had a dream about you last night and when she asked [flustered] about what he smiles and says I can’t tell you), that buys us all a half-day training.

What sucks worse than that is that not only do they forbid us the overt and obvious stuff (promising someone a raise for sexual favors), they also forbid us to not offend people who we might not even be aware are there (someone around the corner and out of sight) and who we might not even know we offended because they don’t complain. It’s enough that a line of conversation between two people might offend an invisible third party! Outrageous!

What I really hate is when a woman makes a slight sexual reference comment and then says to me “I hope that didn’t offend you because I didn’t mean to and I don’t want to get in trouble.” That the whole office is on tiptoes is more detrimental to morale than the original harassment was in the first place (and what the original sin was we don’t know because they won’t say). One beautiful chick pinched my nipples and then actually apologized!! I’m like sorry?? I was about to hand you my wallet!!

This stuff is demoralizing. It’s getting to where you can’t even wear mirrors on your shoes anymore!

54 Responses to “Sexual Harassment Training”

  1. Ghandi for the "D" says:

    I hate the fact that women can say anything they want in the office. it’s the guys that cannot even talk about their ex-wives without getting fired. You know stuff like “I want to stab the whore” or other significan comments like that.

  2. Mexigogue says:

    One guy got removed from his position for saying “Sometimes I just want to choke (another person).” They said that was a threat. I disagree. That was a statement of wish. You should be able to wish.

    Oh the whole point of my post was that I thought of a good line. “I hate to see you leave, but I love to see you walk away.” What’s the point of thinking of a good line like that if you’re not allowed to use it?

  3. Cosmic Siren says:

    Phelps, check your gmail.

  4. Mexigogue says:

    Heyyyyy!!! this ain’t no bulletin board!

  5. Cosmic Siren says:

    Phhhhbt!

    Check your fly.

  6. Ghandi for the "D" says:

    Okay so we have another intellectual on the Blog HUH!

    What’s in the name Cosmic?

  7. Cosmic Siren says:

    Actually, it’s Amanda.

    And if you want intectualism, I can give it to you in spades.

    But today is a day I better refrain from debating. I’m stressing out big time over here. It looks like my boss may have finally managed to screw me over.

  8. Mexigogue says:

    I solved the AOL mystery. This chick I gave the blog address to got on the blog yesterday but she said she didn’t know what she was doing. hehe!

  9. Cosmic Siren says:

    Cool.

    I’m guessing she’s very good looking.

  10. Mexigogue says:

    HAHAHAHAHAHAAA!!! You are a scream!

    Ok I’m going on a mission for about an hour. YOu guys. . . don’t explode. . or something. Peace!

  11. Nice Rack says:

    Maybe I am sensitive, but thanks a lot for backing me up D. Mexi, have Rae come back, boobs are better than intellect and sensitivity anyday

  12. ipus1 says:

    I just heard my boss say ‘blow job’ … do I have a case?

  13. Mexigogue says:

    Not if he’s a hair stylist.

  14. Mexigogue says:

    Rack, stay. Or I’ll stab you!

  15. Mexigogue says:

    This chick at work. . her daughter (about 18) was in an accident last night, horrible accident. She might not make it. People are discussing the details about it near me. I wish they wouldn’t. Footage of the car is supposed to be on WLNS.com or something like that. I don’t want to see it. I hate bad news.

  16. Mexigogue says:

    Apparantly people here think that if everyone stands around looking all grim, that will help her get better. I’m dubious. I don’t want to look grim but if I go around like my usual self then I look like an insensitive jackass. So I got my grim face on.

  17. guy in the UNLV jacket says:

    Is the daughter hot?

  18. Mexigogue says:

    My god, yes. Gymnast.

  19. guy in the UNLV jacket says:

    That’s a damn shame!

  20. Mexigogue says:

    There’s this little button that says ‘delete weblog’. I swear I’m tempted to push it.

  21. MIGHT AS WELL- YOU DELETE MY COMMENTS THAT WEREN’T EVEN DIRECTED TOWARD “HER”

    WHY CAN’T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG MIKEY??

  22. Mexigogue says:

    this is like a monster movie. i thought i killed you!

  23. guy in the UNLV jacket says:

    Do I sense some censorship?

  24. Cosmic Siren says:

    Ummm…

    Sometimes I will hit the cancel button instead of the post one because they are in the opposite order here than on most blogs and journals I comment in.

    It took me a while to realize that was what was happening.

  25. Mexigogue says:

    That was interesting.

  26. ipus1 says:

    I just overheard him saying “For that price, does it come with a blow job”..now, I’m not too sure what he was bidding for..but, I did find that funny. Being that I thought it was funny, I suppose that it’s not harrassment.

  27. Mexigogue says:

    holding up a crucifix!

  28. ipus1 says:

    what’s going on here?

  29. Mexigogue says:

    RAchael’s being mean!

  30. Lauri is good and I’m bad! Michael is smart and I don’t have a point!

  31. ipus1 says:

    Okay, don’t make me turn this blog around!!

  32. Mexigogue says:

    I’m sorry everyone. This is getting out of hand. Lauri and Rachael can both blog as long as neither one says anything to or about the other person.

    PEACE

  33. ipus1 says:

    All we are saaaaying.. is give peace a chaaance

  34. Mexigogue says:

    how did you do that??????

  35. bitch says:

    I AM GOD

  36. ipus1 says:

    do what?

  37. Monique says:

    Whoaaaa! this chick is even more psycho than ME!!

  38. ipus1 says:

    nobody here is psycho.

  39. mexigogue says:

    I’m actually having a laugh riot over here!!!!

  40. Cosmic Siren says:

    Heh.

    Well, it’s a good thing then.

  41. Mexigogue says:

    I guess I’m a communist for censoring.

  42. Cosmic Siren says:

    It could be worse, you could be a hippie.

  43. Mexigogue says:

    oh my god, maybe I am! I said peace yesterday!!

  44. ipus1 says:

    Speaking of Hippies.. I am now in Protest (although I’m not a fan of hippies). Bring Back Rae!

  45. Mexigogue says:

    Can you take her claws out first? I would like everybody but nice!

  46. Cosmic Siren says:

    Aren’t her claws retractable? Mine are.

    But then I am part cat.

  47. guy in the UNLV jacket says:

    Is it O.K. to kill people as long as you are the same religion as them?

  48. guy in the UNLV jacket says:

    Who is Ipus?

  49. Mexigogue says:

    IPUS is Rachael’s friend. This is all messed up. I’m going to actually work now for a while.

  50. guy in the UNLV jacket says:

    Ipus are you hot? Do you have big boobs?

  51. Mexigogue says:

    See? UNLV knows what’s important. That’s why guys don’t fight as much as chicks. We stay on the subjects that matter.

  52. Cosmic Siren says:

    I’ll tell you what’s important!

    Being paid while not going to work!

    *whew!* It sounds like HR found out that I was telling the truth, but since they are still investigating everything, I have to stay home.