Post # 17
I wanted to give her the benefit of the doubt and say that maybe she lacks social skills, but this woman sounds like a complete wackadoodle. That she insisted on showing you the picture even though she knew you wouldn’t like it, gives me the creeps. Do you work almost side by side? Can you put physical distance between the two of you at the office?
Sounds like you were clear enough when you told her not to show you anything like that again, so if she has any common sense left, she should be leaving you alone now. Good luck!
Post # 18
I think you’re looking for reasons to get her in trouble. Your efforts would probably be better spent ignoring her all together.
My workplace is pretty relaxed. There are days that people are late, but we always make up for it because there are days we are here all night or on weekend, so no one thinks twice about it.
We also love to joke with eachother, and sometimes it borders on inappropriate. But we’re all adults, and if one person voiced that they were uncomfortable, we’d stop (but only when that ‘stick in the mud’ was around…)
Picture of bloody penis costume: Funny
Picture of bloody penis: Not Funny
Post # 19
Thanks to everyone for your feedback. I have to say that I’m surprised that so many of you advised me just to ignore the picture incident. My feeling is, if it bothers me, then it’s inappropriate. I’m not a stick in mud by any means, but I also don’t like certain types of humor (racist, sexist, anti-gay). It’s one thing to tell inappropriate jokes with your friends at work, believe me I’ve done it. It’s another thing when you tell someone you’re not cool with it and they don’t stop.
Thank you! I used to share a cube with her and recently I was moved one cube over. She still talks so loud that I can hear every word 🙁
I did end up telling my boss about the picture. I told him so that if it happens again he can address it directly. He said he already had some things to talk to her about. Then I had to listen to her being rude to another person. It sounded like they asked to talk to a supervisor, but she talked her way out of it. Man, I wish that he had been listening to that one….