Unwanted advances in the workplace can be distressing, uncomfortable, and unprofessional. In a recent Reddit post, OP shared a disconcerting experience of receiving inappropriate texts from a coworker. Let’s delve into the details of the post, analyze the situation, explore the actions taken, and discuss how to effectively address such situations while ensuring a safe and respectful work environment.
The Reddit post describes a scenario where a coworker sent inappropriate texts late at night, asking the OP to “have some fun” and expressing romantic interest. The text messages were unexpected and unwelcome. The recipient, although not interested due to her sexual orientation, expressed discomfort with the situation. The post highlights the importance of maintaining personal and professional boundaries, especially when dealing with sensitive matters outside of work hours.
The OP shared her strategy of setting clear boundaries by not engaging with work-related matters outside of regular business hours. This boundary-setting allowed her to prioritize her personal time and not feel obligated to respond to inappropriate messages.
Keep on scrolling down to read the full story in OP’s own words and we will see you at the end of the article
1. Is OP an A-hole for replying to a coworker’s inappropriate texts by work email? Keep on scrolling down to find out.
2. One of OP’s coworkers who OP thought was friendly sent OP some inappropriate text at 3 am
3. OP has a really strict rule with herself that she does not do work, think about work, or answer messages about work outside of 9-5
4. OP included him as a workday problem so she ignored his message
5. OP told him to only contact her regarding work
6. He got really mad and texted OP back saying that she had crossed a line by attaching his picture to a work email
7. He stopped texting OP but he came to OP’s desk to speak to her
8. Is OP an A-hole for sending that email?
9. OP is gonna forward the emails to HR
10. OP sent an email to HR and they called a meeting with her the same day OP told them everything
11. OP says that it’s still not decided if he will be fired or if he will be moved to a different position
12. OP feels good about emailing HR
13. OP went out to happy hour with a few of her female friends in her field to vent and one of OP’s friends told her something
14. She had her husband call him and leave a voicemail
15. OP asked her if she’d be okay sending screenshots of the text exchange to her HR contact
16. OP says that he was fired and she doesn’t have a lot of details
17. We all feel bad for his wife
18. Exactly there was another person and another and another!
19. “It’s just manipulation.”
20. Exactly OP didn’t get him fired he got himself fired.
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