Monday, March 13, 2006

This Can't Be Right

Our office, like most offices, has a strict policy against sexual harrassment. Even though the only person who ever had a complaint made against them got a huge promotion, and the person who brought the complaint got a huge promotion and a month's paid vacation. Which most of us thought was their goal the entire time anyway. In the wreckage of that fiasco, our office went through all sorts of lectures and reformations, (and promotoions for some), one of which involved taking down the curtains that previously covered all the glass doors to the offices. Guess who has the only solid wood door in the entire place? I'll give you a hint: You're reading him right now.

At any rate, in addition to promotions and office remodeling, we posted prominent posters about why harrassin people is bad and why you'll go to hell if you do it. Most of them are in our kitchen, where most people go every day if only because that's where the water cooler is. Right next to them is the menu from the local Chinese take-out place. It contains a series of listings for the Chinese zodiac. I notice that I was born in the year of The Cock. Most calendars say rooster, but not this one. Nope, accroding to this one, I'm a Cock. Also, for my apparent opposite, the rabbit, it contains this line: "The cock will bring you trouble."

So true, and yet so probably against all of our harrassment guidelines.


Blogger Pud said...

You gotta love them dorky office "Don't do that because it's bad" posters. Who makes up those stupid posters anyway? And why isn't anyone double checking to make sure that they are not gay?

2:35 PM  
Blogger eclectic said...

The cock has the only wood in the office, eh? Ironic, that.

2:51 PM  
Blogger limpy99 said...

Well played, eclectic, well played indeed.

3:24 PM  
Blogger Syd said...

I have laughed about this ever since I read it earlier. Nice logic, limpy.

8:37 PM  
Blogger little sister said...

That was hilfuckinglarious!

Good one eclectic...good one!

2:31 AM  
Blogger Ranea said...

Where I work sexual harassment is seen as a perk. The old crone's would love for someone to say something racy to them.:)

7:12 AM  
Blogger shellibells said...

It is so bad in my office, one could get their boobs grabbed and it would not be considered sexual harassment...

Then again, one did get a 3 day no pay vacay for calling someone the "C" word.


12:52 PM  
Blogger SoozieQ said...

When I used to work in the Stock Market it was pretty bad....but I'm 99% sure they didn't have a sign like that hanging up anywhere. Wow.

Eclectic you crack me up (as usual!)

4:31 PM  
Blogger Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Sexual harassment? In an office? Never! When I worked as a social worker/state bureaucrat 30 or so years ago, the concept of sexual harassment was just beginning. One of the running jokes we had then was, since we social workers had the reputation (well earned) of literally screwing each other (yeah, I do mean having sexually relations), the question was did the (few) non-sexually involved of our peers wonder why they were not being harassed.

Well, Mr. Cock with the wooden door, enjoy your harassless atmosphere!

8:16 PM  

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