On Office Sexual Harassment

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Jillpillbooknerd wrote:
09 Jun 2018, 07:03
As someone who has worked in an office setting where we had one of our employees get fired for sexual harassment, I don't think her reactions were really a strength or weakness. It's very hard to report someone that is in power or directly above you. I was glad that Angela was able to get out of that situation without it being worse for her. I liked the way that the author handled everything about that.
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This is such a difficult question to answer. Thankfully, I have never had to face the same circumstances so I can't judge the author's portrayal of Angela's reaction completely. Given the current situation, it seems that she did the best she could at the time. I can only imagine how difficult a choice like that is to make when the predator is ahead of you in the corporate game.

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I think she only wanted to continue her dream job. So, you can't take it as her weakness or strength. When you worked so much for something and whether you loose or keep it depends on whether you submit to sexual harassment, different people might make different choices. It's not her weakness because she knows what's happening but doesn't want to give up her job and you can't take it as a strength of her character for obvious reasons.

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Jillpillbooknerd wrote:
09 Jun 2018, 07:03
As someone who has worked in an office setting where we had one of our employees get fired for sexual harassment, I don't think her reactions were really a strength or weakness. It's very hard to report someone that is in power or directly above you. I was glad that Angela was able to get out of that situation without it being worse for her. I liked the way that the author handled everything about that.
You are right. It is usually not easy to report someone above you. She did well to get herself out of the situation.

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