somethingNew Posted October 26, 2011 Share Posted October 26, 2011 At work I'm an assistant manager in charge of around 50 people. The boss above me is our in-house manager who supervises over the entire building. Recently he has taken an interest in a 20 year old girl that works for me... he's 40. At first I blew it off as a "men will be men" thing, and also because he is married, so I figured it was just innocent flirting. Him hanging around her for no reason has been longer and longer, and you can tell she isn't crazy about it. Then came an event that our company was sponsoring, and he asked this girl to attend and to represent the company, along with another 20 year old girl from another department. Again, I gave him the respect, and the benefit of the doubt, and thought maybe it was just a good business move to have attractive girls at the event. Then... came the facebook pictures. WOW. I wasn't required to go to the event, so I found out after the fact that these girls were dressed scantily and distastefully. I'm talking knee high boots, short skirts, tank tops, push-up bras, super unprofessional, not how we are allowed to dress at the office, at all! In fact, it directly violates the dress code. I'm in no way blaming the girls for dressing this way, I'm blaming their boss that allowed them to dress this way. We are not in an industry where "hooching" it up is necessary, so I found it, along with about 90% of the women I work with, jarring and uncomfortable. Now here is the issue. I've had many women come up to me and complain about what happened leading up the the event, things they saw, the facebook pictures, etc etc. EVERYONE was buzzing about this issue, because it was such an obvious bad decision on my bosses part. Over the last week, my boss is increasingly parinoid, and I can already tell he's afraid someone is going to report him, and I can see him looking my way because I'm the most outspoken women in the building. In addition, he and his male allies have been pretty rude to me out of the blue. One even made a joke about me being old... and I'm only 30, and I look good. So this was just to with my head. This rude behavior directly started the day of the event. I've already reported my boss for sexism about 9 months ago, but nothing came of it on an HR level, in fact I question weather or not he somehow derailed this from making it to the home office, he's a very sketchy character. He's defiantly acting odd towards me, so if I would report him, he would know who it was. In addition... you think he would leave this girl alone due to a mild scandal, but yet today, I walk into work... and he's hanging around her. So unprofessional, I can barely stand it. What do I do? Let it blow over? Can I legally get fired for reporting something like this? I need advice. Thanks. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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