He and I had been joking about one in every of our previous coworkers who would hit on me continuously with the road, “I’d make an ideal stepdad to your children, everytime you’re .”
He was quoting that line and we had been laughing when one in every of our coworkers got here as much as us. He stared at me intensely earlier than saying, “No, I’m subsequent in line for that.”
I used to be shocked. He and I had been pleasant, however I used to be pleasant with all the employees. Earlier than I might say something, the one I used to be joking with stated, “Whoa. she’s taken, proper?”
The one who got here as much as us, A, stated, “So? I’ve been ready. She’s mine subsequent.”
H, the one defending me, stepped in entrance of me. He’s usually a laid again man, however he grew stern and stated, “She’s an individual. She’s not a bit of meat. Don’t discuss her like that.”
Seeing one in every of my coworkers stand as much as one other one, seeing one man stand as much as one other, made me really feel seen. I’m practically thirty and have handled sexual harassment at *each* job I’ve had. It’s onerous to place into phrases what it meant to see another person arise for me.
Edit: I needed so as to add on that I did go to administration about A. They don’t take something like this flippantly and he now not works there. Apparently he stated one thing related about one other coworker of ours, however she didn’t say something as a result of it occurred exterior of the office. Different coworkers who heard it wrote it off as a result of he’s “solely nineteen and can discover ways to discuss to ladies.”