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11 Jul 2005

I reported him but got a lousy response - what now?
Refering to posting 18565.

I reported the IT guy that has been bothering me at work. I went to the HR person and told her the whole story about how he had gained access to my computer for personal gain - not business purposes. I did not disclose his name. I was advised to tell him how I felt.

I went up to my desk after the meeting and this man was lurking around my desk! I think he had been on my computer again!

I immediately sent him a very CLEAR email saying that I was uncomfortable with chatting to him over messenger if it was not for business purposes. About two hours later he sent me a snotty reply saying something like: "Stop messing around and get on with your work. Are you having drinks on Friday when you leave? When are you giving me your number?"

He had obviously been observing me and I was actually working. I never replied to that email. I think he was probably trying to be cute and funny but I lost my sense of humour when he started invading my privacy!

I was only contracted for a month and I'm leaving on Friday. I don't think he's worth any more trouble and the HR person did not seem bothered about this. She made me feel like I was being silly about some guy who obviously has a crush on me. What now? I reckon I just leave it - they know I have concerns.
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

Keep a copy of the email. Sorry that the HR dept was so irresponsibly clueless. What a fool that woman was, an how absurdly incompetent at her job ! You'll be well rid of these guys when your month is up ! Your appropriate concerns are now at least on record, and you can probably leave it and look forward to leaving.
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