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Am I manipulative pig for asking this?
Yes 16%
No 27%
No. You're a manipulative pig for ignoring the responses and doing it anyway. 55%

Votes: 18

 Is this sexual harrassment?

 Author:  Topic:  Posted:
Sep 19, 2001
My company uses one of those GroupOutlookWise scheduling programs.

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Is it sexual harrassment to include certain coworkers in meeting appointments solely because they are pleasing to the eye?

The alternative would be including them because they actually have something to contribute or will be affected by the meeting.


I think I'm the resident expert here (none / 0) (#1)
by Peter Johnson on Wed Sep 19th, 2001 at 03:20:02 PM PST
Few people have more experience with sexual harassment in the workplace than I. Larry Ellison is about it.

Anyway, no, it's not sexual harassment. It's a matter of aesthetics. Real sexual harassment offends and frightens.

Are you adequate?

Sex harrass (0.00 / 2) (#5)
by Anonymous Reader on Thu Sep 20th, 2001 at 11:59:51 AM PST

Stop ur whining. Just cause it exposes ur inadequacy doesn't make it bad. Or harrasment.

Take it easy, smile, and learn from it.

Business is Business, and Business is Evil.

Toughen Up.

true (none / 0) (#6)
by Anonymous Reader on Thu Sep 20th, 2001 at 12:00:42 PM PST

Technically, yes (none / 0) (#2)
by etherdust on Wed Sep 19th, 2001 at 04:27:33 PM PST
but then so is sneezing if someone decides to take offence. As long as you keep your yap shut, it shouldn't be a problem.

That is all.

Which is of greater value? (5.00 / 1) (#3)
by chloedancer on Wed Sep 19th, 2001 at 05:31:15 PM PST
Potential contributory value and/or input from those affected, or guaranteed eye-candy?

Keep in mind, too, the inverse relationship between the number of bonafide contributing parties present and the likelihood of success with regard to getting what you wanted out of the meeting in the first place. And, finally, the odds are that if you limit attendance to include only the "important people", the almost inescapable result will be more meetings and more hours of your life that you'll never get back, sacrificed at the altar of productivity, providing little of value to satisfy your soul.

All things considered, did you ever have any real choice in the matter?

Is it harrassment? No -- you're simply admiring a person who adds beauty to your day. Is it possible insurance against death-bed regrets? Maybe. Will it give you an opportunity to archive material for enjoyment in your own private fantasy life? Almost certainly. Bonus points to you, however, if you actually respect the ornament enough to invite them to attend at their own choice/discretion -- requiring their attendance would only be crass.

think from their perspective (none / 0) (#4)
by alprazolam on Thu Sep 20th, 2001 at 11:43:22 AM PST
if it's going to make them uncomfortable (a hostile workplace) or if it interferes with them doing work (haha little joke there) then it may be considered harassment.


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