I (20F) am occasionally flirted with by one of the supervisors of my job. He’s more than twice my age and married. He’s known at my work for being inappropriate and touchy. As far as I know, though, he’s never crossed the lines like this. I’ll normally just put my head down and ignore his comments but this time it went too far. He asked me to have S with him in exchange for paying me some money.
I reported this to management and now I regret saying anything.
Normally management will deal with issues within themselves. Now it’s being handled by HR and it’s become a corporate issue. My manager wants to speak to me about it tomorrow and I’m absolutely terrified. I didn’t want to take this as far as I have. This is giving me so much anxiety and I just wish it never happened to begin with.
Management asked me to keep it quiet and not tell anyone but they don’t know that I mentioned it to a few coworkers days before I said anything to them. My coworkers were the ones who told me how screwed up this was and convinced me to say something. I don’t know if my managers found out I mentioned it to people and I’m scared I’ll get in trouble for this. Workplace gossip is also huge so if a few people knew everyone will by the end of the week.
Overall I just wish I stayed quiet and said nothing. There’s no good that will come out of this. Either he just gets reprimanded and no more than a slap on the wrist, or I ruin a man’s life over a stupid interaction.
Here are what netizens think:
- You aren’t ruining anyone’s life. He’s ruining his own.If something isn’t done about this on a store level I’d take it to corporate HR. There seriously has to be some kind of policy in the statement of business ethics for the company stating that talk isn’t okay. And he had to have signed off on that in order to work there. You are nowhere near in the wrong. Take some deep breaths and go in there tomorrow and just tell the truth. You’ve got this.
- Come on. Don’t take responsibility for this guy facing the natural consequence of his own actions.
- I’ve had bosses ask me to keep it quiet before. I just flat out told them no I wouldn’t help them sweep it under the rug. That’s how these things become repeat performances.