I was in a meeting with a new employee and we were rehearsing for a product demonstration that we were delivering as a team. The lights were off and I was standing at the front of the room by the projection screen when I said, “This is the part that really shows off what our application does. This is where we get the client excited about it.” The new employee’s immediate response was to hoot and holler like a maniac as she pulled her shirt above her head to reveal her exposed bra. I was appalled.
I immediately left the room and went across the hall to the first office with a door on it. I walked in and closed the door. Two female co-workers were in the office. I sat down. One of them asked me what was wrong. Before I could explain, the new employee followed me into the office. I asked her to leave. The other co-worker again asked what the problem was, to which the offender replied, “Oh, it was no big deal. I just lifted up my shirt… Like this!” She proceeded to do it again, horrifying her audience.
The next day, I went to talk to a friend, who was also a co-worker, to ask his advice on what to do about it. Should I talk to her again (I had already discussed her inappropriate behavior)? Should I talk to my boss? Go right to HR? Just as we’re discussing the options, I look out the window next to his desk. The woman is standing on the sidewalk of the main street that our building is on with her shirt pulled up over head showing her breasts off to a friend riding a motorcycle towards her. I guess she forgot to wear a bra that day.
“That! She did exactly that to me,” I yelled.
That was her last day at work.