Hello My Little Kittens,
So today I had sexual harrassment training at work today. I had to read a packet and take a little quiz. Better than those awful VHS videos they make you watch before you get hired. The ones with the bad hair, and the bad innuendos. It's not like the actors in those outdated videos can actually grope or say "nice ass."
Anyway, my company wants us all to know that sexual harrassment can happen to anyone ! Unwanted groping or fondling can even happen to you ! And men beware, you are next. The guy in the cube or the girl in accounting could both come onto you. You never know. The guy may check our your junk in the mens room and the girl could be checking out what you're packing and invite you for drinks in her office.
The examples and pictures in the booklet were priceless. In one picture, an old woman with short curly hair and thick glasses was calling to complain to the EEOC. I was like, WTF ????? Talk about being politically correct. Let grandma know that even she isn't safe, lol. Why don't they just show a picture of an older married man in management, feeling up the young, perky secretary with his wedding ring in plain sight ? Or is that a little to close to reality ?
My favorite example was when a group of all men were talking about booze, women and sex. One of the men in the group felt uncomfortable by all that talk and the book asked us what he should do ? The correct answer was that he should immediately report it to his supervisor, who should then talk to HR. Really ? It's a group of men. Let them talk about their weekend escapades in private if no chicks are within earshot. Who cares. Now we have to hold the hands of grown men ??? A grown man can get his feelings hurt by another guy talking about sex ? Whatever happened to walking away or telling the guy to shut up ?
The paragraph that made me laugh the most, was that you could press charges against a supervisor, if he was harrassing you, and when you come to work the next day, he has to treat you like you never filed the report. In what world does that happen ? Talk about awkward. It's one of those things where it sounds good in theory but should get filed under "keep dreaming, it's never gonna fucking happen."
I am the only girl in my post now. Thank God my coworkers are cool. I offend (not physically) on a daily basis. I can talk like a sailor, and they don't get offended. Even though my former Marine boss tries to act like he's offended.
Anyway, time for me to go for now my cute little hairballs. Here is a little something for you. The first minute of this film is very similar to the VHS I was forced to watch when I signed up at a recruitment agency two years ago. But after that you can totally tell it's a spoof.
Remember, treat others with the respect and kindness that you would want from others. It's the law !