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    For the small %-age who see nothing wrong with a boss propositioning an employee

    For the small %-age who see nothing wrong with a boss sexually propositioning an employee (or engaging in other behavior with sexual overtones), is there anything wrong with the employee telling everyone that the boss propositioned them (or engaged in other behavior with sexual overtones)?

    Anything wrong with the employee telling the media or the employer's spouse, or posting it on a bulletin board for other employees to read so they could know what kind of environment they were working in?



    For the majority who accept that a boss should not be propositioning an employee or otherwise getting personal with them on a sexual level, let's give those who think it's okay plenty of room to answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amelia View Post
    For the small %-age who see nothing wrong with a boss sexually propositioning an employee (or engaging in other behavior with sexual overtones), is there anything wrong with the employee telling everyone that the boss propositioned them (or engaged in other behavior with sexual overtones)?

    Anything wrong with the employee telling the media or the employer's spouse, or posting it on a bulletin board for other employees to read so they could know what kind of environment they were working in?



    For the majority who accept that a boss should not be propositioning an employee or otherwise getting personal with them on a sexual level, let's give those who think it's okay plenty of room to answer.
    I would have no problems with the employee telling others about it. Why would we if we see nothing wrong with it?

    So long as the proposition was done just once and was stopped after the employee told their boss they weren't interested I don't really see what the big deal is.

    Bosses are people too - and should be able to pursue relationships at work the same way other people frequently do - so long as they don't abuse their position while doing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amelia View Post
    For the small %-age who see nothing wrong with a boss sexually propositioning an employee (or engaging in other behavior with sexual overtones), is there anything wrong with the employee telling everyone that the boss propositioned them (or engaged in other behavior with sexual overtones)?

    Anything wrong with the employee telling the media or the employer's spouse, or posting it on a bulletin board for other employees to read so they could know what kind of environment they were working in?



    For the majority who accept that a boss should not be propositioning an employee or otherwise getting personal with them on a sexual level, let's give those who think it's okay plenty of room to answer.
    Problem is,Amelia, those employees would still be working there in miserable conditions. It would be tough.

    Easy for others to say,sure. Not so easy for the woman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy View Post
    I would have no problems with the employee telling others about it. Why would we if we see nothing wrong with it?

    So long as the proposition was done just once and was stopped after the employee told their boss they weren't interested I don't really see what the big deal is.

    Bosses are people too - and should be able to pursue relationships at work the same way other people frequently do - so long as they don't abuse their position while doing it.
    Yes,bosses are people,too. They can make life mopisreable in many ways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amelia View Post
    For the small %-age who see nothing wrong with a boss sexually propositioning an employee (or engaging in other behavior with sexual overtones), is there anything wrong with the employee telling everyone that the boss propositioned them (or engaged in other behavior with sexual overtones)?

    Anything wrong with the employee telling the media or the employer's spouse, or posting it on a bulletin board for other employees to read so they could know what kind of environment they were working in?



    For the majority who accept that a boss should not be propositioning an employee or otherwise getting personal with them on a sexual level, let's give those who think it's okay plenty of room to answer.
    No there is nothing wrong with any of this.

    However there is nothing wrong with the boss firing the person who tells others about being propositioned.

    BTW your claim that the majority think a certain way needs some very strong support and you offer none.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amelia View Post
    For the small %-age who see nothing wrong with a boss sexually propositioning an employee (or engaging in other behavior with sexual overtones), is there anything wrong with the employee telling everyone that the boss propositioned them (or engaged in other behavior with sexual overtones)?

    Anything wrong with the employee telling the media or the employer's spouse, or posting it on a bulletin board for other employees to read so they could know what kind of environment they were working in?



    For the majority who accept that a boss should not be propositioning an employee or otherwise getting personal with them on a sexual level, let's give those who think it's okay plenty of room to answer.
    Whenever have to go through sexual harassment training, or most of the other ridiculous, common sense training we contstantly have to take, I always think of this Seinfeld episode "was that wrong?" LOL LIke doh!


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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryAnne View Post
    Problem is,Amelia, those employees would still be working there in miserable conditions. It would be tough.

    Easy for others to say,sure. Not so easy for the woman.
    I know this. I'm just opening the door for those who think otherwise to explain the range of what they think would/should be allowed in an office where it's considered okay for bosses to proposition their employees (or engage in other behavior with sexual overtones).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amelia View Post
    I know this. I'm just opening the door for those who think otherwise to explain the range of what they think would/should be allowed in an office where it's considered okay for bosses to proposition their employees (or engage in other behavior with sexual overtones).
    As long as it is not criminal in nature then anything the owners wish to allow in an office is fine.

    It would of course be criminal to coerce or threaten a man or woman for sex, or even to ask for a quid pro quo arrangement. Propositioning someone however involves none of this and harms no one and is merely people behaving normal. People proposition and those they proposition turn them down or say yes. Many companies do not allow this sort of thing in the work place which is FINE. It is also fine if they do allow it.It is also fine if someone talks about it after the fact and fine if their employer penalizes them for talking about it or not penalizing them.

    The real question is where are your getting your information that the majority thinks the way you say they do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by soupnazi View Post
    As long as it is not criminal in nature then anything the owners wish to allow in an office is fine.

    It would of course be criminal to coerce or threaten a man or woman for sex, or even to ask for a quid pro quo arrangement. Propositioning someone however involves none of this and harms no one and is merely people behaving normal. People proposition and those they proposition turn them down or say yes. Many companies do not allow this sort of thing in the work place which is FINE. It is also fine if they do allow it.It is also fine if someone talks about it after the fact and fine if their employer penalizes them for talking about it or not penalizing them.

    The real question is where are your getting your information that the majority thinks the way you say they do?
    What give you the mistaken impression that you are anything but an outlier on this topic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dangermouse View Post
    What give you the mistaken impression that you are anything but an outlier on this topic?
    What gives you the impression that anyone at all is an outlier or that you are qualified judge on who an outlier IS?

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