I started working at my current job September '09. Shortly after I started working there one of the guys, I'll call him "Joe" started making stupid comments. "You're beautiful" "Your hot" "I'm in love w/ you" "If you weren't married, would you marry me" "If you weren't married, would you go on a date w/ me"
So annoying as hell....did it bother me, ehhh, it got on my nerves but I can take it. Then one day he started touching me, first it was his hand on the top of my back, then my lower back, rubbing my arms, and then one day while I was sitting in my chair touching my inner thigh. I flipped! But I still kept my mouth shut. I had just started, and I didn't want to be fired. The big boss scares the hell out of me.
Then it continued, and finally one day I was about to blow. So I asked my supervisor how I could make it stop. I couldn't take it anymore, I was really ready to hit him. So she went to the GM who pretty much told him to stop. They didn't fire him, and I was ok with that....thinking I wouldn't have to see him anymore because he now works at the building next door, and he has kids so I don't wanna see any kids go hungry. I might be pissed, but I still have a heart. But now, now that he wants to run his mouth, tell everyone that works here, and tell them that I lied, now my blood is boiling, and I am pissed. Now I don't care if he gets fired. Now I don't care if the b*&%^ goes to hell. Now, he has really pissed me off. Why should I be embarrassed by what he did? Why should I have to explain myself to these people? Why do I have to feel like I did something wrong?
Ok so I wrote the above part while I was at work and fuming. I had to write it or let it out of my mouth. When my supervisor came in I told her she could shut his mouth quietly or I was going to do it. She went to the GM again who called me in his office. Tears started flowing immediately. I'm telling you this man scares the hell out of me. In the office was myself, GM of where I work, my supervisor and the GM of the building he now works at. I explained to them that I didn't feel it was right that I had to be humiliated all over again, not only when he did it and I kept my mouth shut, but by him running around telling people, and obviously not the truth. GM asked me if I wanted him fired, said all I had to do was say the word and they'd fire him. Uhm...that's not my decision to make. I don't want that on my shoulders. As GM, that was and should be his call, to do what is right for the company. I can't make that decision. I can't risk his kids going hungry....I just can't. The mommy in me worries about the kids. Screw him, but the kids can't be punished for his ignorance. Pretty much bottom line, I told him I never wanted to have to see him again. They said that'd be done. How? I don't know and don't care. The GM asked me why I didn't say something sooner, here's why: I was the new girl, I didn't want them to think I was there just to start trouble. I didn't want to lose my job. But most of all, I didn't want what is happening to happen, I'm now uncomfortable at work. I love my job though. GM says to me that he sees and appreciates everything I do, that I'm a very valued employee and he thinks I am great at what I do. All very nice, but I don't ever want to see that S.O.B ever again. I don't ever want to hear from another person what he has told them. So now we will see.