Retail. It's a small clothes shop.
(Original post by dipless)
The bottom line for me is if one of my team came to me with claims of bullying or harassment then i'd take it seriously. At the end of the day bullying is about how the victim is feeling not how it was intended! If it's not serious speak to her in the first instance and if she brushes it off and does nothing to change then go through this.
It makes no odds on how good friends her and the manager are, what industry do you work in?
One thing I didn't mention. It was the tipping point today. I recently dyed my hair from blonde to a dark brown. A colleague was complimenting me on it, but as I was making tea for everyone, about three metres away the supervisor was talking to the colleague, clearly about my hair. I heard "dye it" and "maybe ginger, but not brown!' I told myself she wasn't being bitchy, because who has the audacity to say something like that in earshot. But my colleague looked really uncomfortable listening to her and like she wanted to be anywhere else. Then I heard my supervisor say "She didn't hear me anyway" and the colleague mumble, "No. She didn't."
How do you even react to that?
I feel a bit like telling her to piss off once and for all, but jobs around here are like gold dust. I think I'll just blatantly ignore her, do what she says civilly but make no conversation with her. Not even acknowledge her existance.
Last edited by booksnob; 04-07-2011 at 22:37.