Archive for the ‘Experiences’ category

Was that for last night?

April 3rd, 2014

I was working as a temporary food server in a retirement home during my summer break from graduate school. One of the chefs asked if I would give a check to the boss. My boss and I were both working the floor, serving people dinner. I approached my boss, telling him that I had a […]

Getting Stuck

April 3rd, 2014

I started a new job and was assigned to work on a project with this senior staff member. We meet on a regular basis to discuss analytic strategies, writing responsibilities, etc. During the first two years, there were infrequent inappropriate remarks (general sexual remarks) and more frequent remarks on my appearance. I watched his behavior […]

I Thought He Might Rape Me

April 3rd, 2014

The Events I was driving back from a conference with one of the guys from my laboratory, I’ll call him S. It had been an exciting day, and we were both in excellent mood, talking about our childhood and our families. Sometimes, he would take his hand off the stick shift and put it on […]

The Whistler

April 3rd, 2014

I arrived at work at my usual time, one hour earlier than most other staff. While walking down the long hallway toward my office, I received that whistle—that kind of two-tone whistle that makes you feel like the whistler is looking you up and down. I turned to see that it was my boss’s supervisor, […]

A Pseudo-Romance

April 3rd, 2014

I became friends with personnel manager, Bob, during my first year at work. Most of the time that we associated with each other (in or outside of work) we were in the company of other staff members. Occasionally, we went to lunch. I asked to schedule a couple of meetings with him so that I […]

I began working in a university straight out of college. I worked in a department that was run by a chairman (who was a doctor and teacher). Within less than a year he started to take interest in me (on both a working and personal basis). At first I was very happy that he seemed […]

My sexual harassment experience is the result of a combination of bad management and bad politics. My experience also illustrates that sexual harassment can happen in places you would least suspect—mine happened in a public library—and that there can be more than one perpetrator. My story should also illustrate that sexual harassment is not as […]