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Old 01-15-2007, 12:49 AM
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As many of you know, I have a sick sense of humor. Found out today at work, a woman who transferred to the store is not ok with it. Most of my crew joke around and we get along very well. She wrote a letter to the store manager and the store manager's boss complaining about our sense of humor. A sexual harrassment letter. Not sure how she got that notion considering we joke about this, but not to her as we all know her history. She was pissed off a few days ago and I asked her if she took perkesets for her menstral cramps?

How is this sexual harrassment? How can I avoid this pain in the a$$ employee?
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Old 01-15-2007, 01:31 AM
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Dude, you are lined up on a world of hurt. Joking around in the work place it tantamount to discussing a presidential assassination at a sidewalk café in Washington DC. Folks won't take it seriously, until one does, and then you have an entire lifetime's worth of problems arrive in one day. DON’T DO IT!!!


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"Joking Around"

You are in a world of hurt.
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Old 01-15-2007, 01:56 AM
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I've just been told to refrain from my usual humor. I wish it was legal to shove dynamite up people's ass


oops, that has also been referred to as sexual harrassment
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Old 01-15-2007, 03:16 AM
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your in deep shit trollnheel. I read your posts , you can't stop
CAN YA???

I don't know ya but I know ya can't stop.
there guna lock ya up!!!

Plead insanity just don't bring up THT in the court room.
They just won't understand.
But we do.
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Us politically uncorrect have to work for ourselves. If I were you I would do everything I could to start my own business. Where you're at the next thing you'll know she will be you're boss. I guess sexual "her-ass-mint" wouldn't be so bad then.
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Old 01-15-2007, 06:51 AM
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This is where this PC crap has gotten us..... tell a joke and someone suddenly has the power to get you fired or demoted or sent to "sensitivity" training.

They come to work where you have worked for many years and suddenly it's a "hostile" work enviroment because you have a Snap-on calender on the wall, because the chick is better looking or the dudes a *** it's you who have a problem.
These wimps need to come to work where real work is done, they wouldn't have the time to whine.
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Old 01-15-2007, 07:59 AM
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I'm with bugbuster...I'd last about 10 minutes in an office environment. Screw PC. I work for myself, still gotta azzhole for a boss......
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You are not in deep doodoo just yet. However, you will be compelled by your employer to cease your "sense of humor" in the presence of this person. If you wish to keep working for your current employer, YOU will have to change.

Don't get caught up in the right or wrong of it, that will not solve your current situation. If you cannot or do not wish to change (by change, I mean refrain from commenting to or near this particular co-worker), then update your resume and start looking for another job. As mentioned by others above, as long as you work for someone else, you WILL conform to their rules. If you truly cannot do this, then start figuring out what you have enough drive to do that you can make a go of it on your own.

I have had to fire people for making such comments on a continual basis. I have also owned my own company, and while that is liberating, there is still a certain amount of conformity that you will have to execute in order to generate and maintain business.

Something to consider - that woman has just as much right, and feels as strongly about that right, to NOT hear your comments; as you have the right TO speak.

You are both correct.


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Troll. You can't mess around with her, even just kidding around. Some women just look for excuses to press charges on someone for sexual harassment. They will sue you and your company. I've seen it happen.

I work construction, and you can just imagine the stuff that we talk about. When a women comes on the jobsite, we are reminded to keep our dirty mouths shut, and you know how hard that is.
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The next step in the process is where she claims a "Hostile Work Environment"
as you are "retaliating" for her initial complaint. You'll be run through the HR
grinder and put through "sensitivity training" among other mind numbing PC BS.
After you've jumped through every hoop you thought possible, the situation
will not improve, and when faced with either a lawsuit or getting rid of the offending
party (that's You), would you care to guess which option your employer will choose?
Then, after you're gone, the "retaliation" will continue until she suffers sever emotional
distress and is no longer able to work. Then comes the lawsuit, a settlement, and she
gets to relax for a while. When she burns through the settlement, she'll begin the process
somewhere else. I've seen it happen.

Sexual Harassment is the female equivalent of the "Race Card".
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Uncle CJ has it. Whatever you do DO NOT RETALIATE or do anything that could even be mistaken for retaliation.

I have been through every type of training imaginable on being sensitive in these areas. Definitely don't retaliate and don't ever write anything down.
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I believe I'll just stay AWAY from her until I can find another job
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Good idea. Or you cold tell her to bite your crank
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KJS - 1/15/2007 10:05 AM

Good idea. Or you cold tell her to bite your crank
Good one.
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TrollnHeel - 1/15/2007 9:59 AM

I believe I'll just stay AWAY from her until I can find another job
And in the mean time take a few percosets!
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It will be hard for you to do, but keep your mouth shut and your ears open. Sooner or later she'll slip up and say something that you could deem offensive. Try to be sincere and don't laugh when you snitch her out. Either way your on your way out, start looking now.
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Ralph,

Dude, you just need to ask her out on a date and don't take "no" for an answer...
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