Offensive jokes at work

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
6948 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@Irish2014:  Wow. I’m not generally one to run to HR but that seems HIGHLY inappropriate to me, especially coming from the charge nurse, who should be setting an example. 

Post # 4
1067 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Irish2014:  Ooh, yikes Surprised SO not appropriate!  I don’t even know if I’d call those jokes, that’s just flat out trash-talking a coworker.

I work in the construction industry, and I’m completely used to rude humor and a lot of swearing, but it’s certainly never directed at someone in particular. That’s crossing a hell of a line!

Post # 6
15011 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Are you in the union? If so you should not only contact hr but you should contact your union steward first. They are creating a hostile work environment and that is unacceptable.

Post # 7
5905 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

@Irish2014:  ….dude, a joke has to be funny, and nothing is funny if you’re actually just picking on someone because they’re different.

You go back in there, tell that loud mouth she’d better keep her “jokes” to herself from now on, because what happened last night was the opposite of funny, and you aren’t being sensitive, she’s being an asshole.

Post # 9
1745 posts
Bumble bee

Go to HR.

That’s just mean and awful, and I wouldn’t feel comfortable either.

It’s your legal right to not feel uncomfortable going back to work.


Post # 10
7997 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

Ok that goes way beyond offensive jokes. I thought you were going to post that someone literally told a joke that may not be so work appropriate and I was going to tell you to lighten up… but yikes. That’s not nice. Good thing you’re doing something about it!

Post # 11
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

There are a lot of offensive jokes out there. I know a lot of them. I enjoy offensive humor.

But those weren’t jokes. Those were vile, disgusting comments from a bunch of assholes who mistakenly think they’re funny.

I would have responded in the exact same way!

Post # 14
15 posts

The “gagging on sausages” as an allusion to sexual torture/corrective rape is (on top of everything else) SEVERELY INAPPROPRIATE. What happened to “Above else do no harm?” I know it’s easier said than done behind our computer screens, but report her please

Post # 16
2562 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@Irish2014:  Good for you. It might not be the easiest thing to do, but her behaviour was highly inappropriate and completely out of line.

Good luck.

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