#MeToo

Dec 12, 2017 130 Comments

Have you experienced sexual harassment, sexual assault, or sexism at your current or previous company? And if so, at which company and did HR fix the problem?

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  • Autodesk / Mgmt
    Revit

    Autodesk Mgmt

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    Yahoo
    Revitmore
    I was molested and sexually harassed by multiple women in the last 6 months .. Being a strong Asian male , I did not report to HR as I feel no action would be taken.. how to fix this ?
    Dec 12, 2017 20
    • Visa Zarkon
      I say enjoy it :d
      Dec 14, 2017
    • Uber vgxt14
      @zarkon: I think it shows a lack of empathy to tell anyone to just enjoy being sexually harassed
      Dec 15, 2017
  • Cisco UCMH38
    From a manager while eating lunch in the break room: “May I ask you a question? Are your breasts real? Because, wow!”

    From a director: [grabs my hand] “Come out with me.” Me: “No thanks, my husband made dinner for me tonight. I’m heading home.” Him: “I’m married, you’re married...who cares? Let’s go.” This is the same guy who leered at me so much that my (male) manager (also a great friend) noticed it and got pissed off.

    I’m pretty easygoing but damn.
    Dec 12, 2017 12
    • Adobe MikeD
      @MP3’s it’s dangerous to believe that either all alleged victims are telling the truth or that they are all lying. That’s the whole purpose of a trial. That said, empirical data suggests that the prevalence of false allegations are quite low. The numbers differ, but are certainly low enough that we should avoid dismissing allegations.

      Furthermore, what we also know is that victims feel unsafe and unempowered and I believe comments like yours contribute to victims feeling like they shouldn’t come forward.

      Shame on you.
      Dec 15, 2017
    • New / Mgmt
      SpeakUp123

      New Mgmt

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      Oracle
      BIO
      Trying to make a social impact, revolutionizing employee participation
      SpeakUp123more
      Woices App (woicesapp.com) is a platform created to give every employee a voice without fear of consequences. It enables employees to report incidents directly to someone from top management instantly, privately and discreetly hence taking away fear of retaliation while still bring heard. It helps ensure a safe and respectful workplace for all.
      Nov 17, 2018
  • Wells Fargo bpiS06
    What I posted is not a joke. Actually happened but I agree that women may face much worse and as a father of a girl that may work in the tech industry, this stuff has to stop.
    Dec 12, 2017 4
    • Yahoo ve610hw
      Please stop saying “father of a girl.” You don’t have to have a daughter to think this shit is wrong, and you’re implicitly saying people without kids are excused.
      Dec 12, 2017
    • New / Mgmt
      SpeakUp123

      New Mgmt

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      Oracle
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      Trying to make a social impact, revolutionizing employee participation
      SpeakUp123more
      Of course as a father of a girl it hits home very quickly. But it does impact all of us, directly or indirectly. Woices (woicesapp.com) allows employees to report incidents without fear consequences. At least one is being heard and doesn't have to suffer in silence all by himself/herself.
      Nov 17, 2018
  • New / Eng
    asLM87

    New Eng

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    Apple
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    I like to use mind altering substances.
    asLM87more
    It gets complicated and there are always two sides to the same story
    Dec 12, 2017 5
    • Microsoft / Eng
      MP3

      Microsoft Eng

      BIO
      Troll living under the I-5 overpass
      MP3more
      @asLM87, are you implying listening to Jordan Peterson is somehow a bad thing? I must hear your argument on that.
      Dec 12, 2017
    • LinkedIn Cateyes👀
      J Peterson is a pretty smart guy. Has some over the top outlooks but a majority of what he says is logical. Problem is most think with emotion vs logic.
      Dec 12, 2017
  • Flagged by the community.

    • How do you know it wasnt a woman posting that?
      Dec 12, 2017
    • Uh oh, here we go!
      Dec 12, 2017
  • Intel ee1502
    Yes, I get told I don't look like an engineer every fucking day it seems like. My old manager called me attractive several times in private and made jokes about women. Another guy said he'd like to see me bend over in a skirt. Another asshole just started staring at me, and asked "oh do you work out". Didn't even know this guy and said yes. He said "wow cause you have just an amazing body". I told HR, she files a report but also yelled at me for reporting it in the first place. I got ostracized from my group. No one would talk to me. All to find out it was unsubstantiated because most of these comments were in private. I was forced to find another job. That was my first job out of college... man was it a wake up call
    Dec 12, 2017 7
    • Flagged by the community.

    • Amazon aCqz14
      @MP3 this is the worst piece of bullshit I've seen on Blind so far. Couldn't even finish reading your comment.
      Dec 16, 2017
  • IBM kMBR58
    I think only attractive people get sexually harassed.... So no.. never experienced it.
    Dec 12, 2017 5
    • Visa woqO06
      Sorry, i read ur post as if you missing out on the harassment part :d, my bad. Hope this "sorry" doesn't means some kind of harassment :/
      Dec 12, 2017
    • Microsoft yuu
      You don't have to be very hot.
      Dec 12, 2017
  • Amazon JefeBezito
    Yes, at my previous company. A VP would regularly tell me how amazing my body looked, how great my legs looked in particular jeans, etc. Totally unsolicited. He was married and I was single. I am sure some on here will say he was just complimenting me, but it created a dynamic at work where it felt like my worth to the company was based on my appearance.

    It was a startup so I don’t want to say which because I would then be identifiable. “HR” (the sales guy who took on a stretch assignment to be head of HR) actually did deal with it, and it stopped.
    Dec 12, 2017 3
    • Microsoft / Eng
      MP3

      Microsoft Eng

      BIO
      Troll living under the I-5 overpass
      MP3more
      For some reason I can’t help but imagine the sales guy dealt with the problem using his sales tactics to prove VP that you weren’t all that attractive. It worked though, which is all that matters.
      Dec 12, 2017
    • Amazon JefeBezito
      My understanding is that the VP had several other complaints so the HR person told him they were at risk of being sued. They had also recently fired a pregnant woman and there was some fear around being sued for that. So while it was a bit of a surprise when it actually stopped there were a number of factors working in my favor.
      Dec 13, 2017
  • New =^..^=
    I wasn’t at my old job for very long but there was this one guy, a “Bro”, and we became drinking buddies. Him, his TL and our DIR used to go to the gym together and sometimes out for drinks. Good team. “Bro” used to be super inappropriate sometimes. Among other things he’d pretend to slap his dick on stuff like the desk or wall, say things like “what’s wrong, your labia sore?” And he called everyone “Girl” because he thought it was demeaning.
    I was asked to give a team member feedback on him and send it to his TL. I thought it was confidential so I put something good, something he could improve on and at the bottom I put “You know how he does that thing where he pretends to slap his, um, er, dick on everything? Yeah, I could really do without that”. I said it to be funny, and also, HOW DID THEY JUST LET HIM DO THAT!?!?
    Turns out, the form that I submitted wasn’t confidential and would be automatically put on his electronic employee record.
    Long story short, 3 weeks later I got a letter of reprimand for calling in sick after my start time ( Bro and I called in sick, I was legit sick and Bro was hungover)playing a phone game with Bro during a break at our desks and talking about being hungover with Bro. The letter was officially for “Poor Professional Appearance”
    Bro got a >10k raise+bonus and got to go to San Diego for a “work trip”
    It was HR that gave me the letter. They knew about the dick thing, too.
    QL Detroit - I found a new job with a 17k raise 6 months later so fuck that place.
    Dec 12, 2017 3
    • Credit Karma Johmy
      And google here sounds like a dick that needs to be slapped around.
      Dec 13, 2017
    • Blippar anonymous+
      =^..^= - You have an essay a few replies before where you claim that all men are rapists who "want to jerk off on your face"!

      And of all your co-workers, 'bro' - who was super inappropriate all the time - became your drinking buddy? And you still think he's 'cool', and just made the mentioned comment in your feedback form to be funny?

      Poor life choices. Not my problem. There are shitty men and shitty women everywhere. People who face a problem must grow up and act responsibly to fix the problem first, before asking independent third parties for help and support.
      Dec 17, 2017
  • Amazon aCqz14
    If I had a dollar for each time I'm asked "so how come you're in computer science?" or the cheesier version "so what is a pretty girl like you doing in computer science?" I'd be a millionaire.
    Dec 13, 2017 1
    • Visa Zarkon
      So what is a pretty girl like you doing in Computer Science?
      Dec 14, 2017

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