Office weight loss bet goes too far, causing one employee to reveal a dark secret

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An office weight loss bet seemed like a harmless idea at first, but for one employee, it turned into a nightmare. After repeatedly being asked to participate, she finally revealed a dark secret about her struggles with anorexia, causing the bet to be canceled. However, instead of receiving support, she was met with backlash and blame from her coworkers. Was she in the wrong for her outburst, or were her coworkers out of line for their harassment? Click to read the full story and decide for yourself.

COVID weight gain leads to office diet bet gone wrong 🏋️‍♀️

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Employee pressured to join weight loss bet against their will 😒

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Peer pressure to join office weight loss bet spirals out control 🙅

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Employee harassed during office weight loss bet 🏋️‍♀️

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Employee bullied for weight, stands up against office fat-shaming.

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Employee reveals dark secret after office weight loss bet escalates.

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Employee reveals dark secret due to toxic office weight loss bet

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Employee receives support after speaking up against harassment 🙌

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Backlash after cancelling office weight loss bet - political correctness debate

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Employee struggles with standing up to office harassment. 😔

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Office weight loss bet goes too far, causing one employee to reveal a dark secret 😱

An office weight loss bet seemed like a harmless idea, but for one employee, it was anything but. Despite repeatedly declining to participate due to a history of anorexia, coworkers wouldn't take no for an answer. The situation reached a boiling point when the employee revealed their struggles with an eating disorder, causing the bet to be canceled and backlash from some coworkers. While the employee wonders if they overreacted, the situation raises important questions about workplace harassment and the impact of seemingly innocuous jokes. Read on for the reactions and comments from readers.

NTA for standing up to workplace harassment over a diet bet 💪

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Employee faces harassment after weight loss bet, NTA for reporting

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Coworkers' weight loss bet triggers recovering anorexic; HR shuts it down 🚨

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Colleague's weight loss bet crosses boundaries, NTA for refusing to participate

smileystarfish | smileystarfish

Pushing someone to lose weight is harassment. NTA, says comment.

90sLady | 90sLady

NTA files complaint with labor dept over dietbet harassment 🙅‍♂️

dianerrbanana | dianerrbanana

Reported sexual harassment, got blamed and written up. NTA.

Spike-Tail-Turtle | Spike-Tail-Turtle

NTA. Empathetic reply to a triggering situation. Supportive community.

Sudden-Cherry | Sudden-Cherry

Standing up to bullies takes courage. You're not the a**hole.

mallorn_hugger | mallorn_hugger

Coworkers' cruel weight loss bet causes employee to reveal dark secret 💔

CKing4851 | CKing4851

Stand up to workplace bullies and pursue justice with HR ✊

BooItsKate | BooItsKate

Offensive language is not free speech, it's hate speech. NTA ❤️

Comipa47 | Comipa47

Standing up for personal boundaries in weight loss bet backlash 🙅‍♀️

davzha93 | davzha93

Standing up for yourself and revealing the truth! 👏👍

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Standing up to body shaming at work 💪🏼

ArtemistheFartimus | ArtemistheFartimus

Employee stands up to toxic weight loss bet, HR steps in 🙌

ClothDiaperAddicts | ClothDiaperAddicts

Body shaming is never acceptable. This commenter is not the a**hole.

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Commenter defends OP and curses out ableist coworkers. 💪

NotTooSpecial | NotTooSpecial

Standing up for yourself is always the right move 💪

dragonthing009 | dragonthing009

Employee stands up against workplace harassment and wins. 👏

theexitisontheleft | theexitisontheleft

Standing up for yourself isn't being a 'snowflake' ❄️

whateverathrowaway00 | whateverathrowaway00

Standing up against workplace harassment. You go, NTA! 👍

OKflyboy | OKflyboy

Defending oneself against harassment is not a mental issue 💪🛡️

Decent_Ad6389 | Decent_Ad6389

Standing up to workplace harassment. 👏 NTA wins.

Adventurous_Coat | Adventurous_Coat

Manager recognizes red flags in weight loss bet turned bullying.

OneCatch | OneCatch

Overcoming anorexia is a huge accomplishment. Don't let anyone undermine it 💪

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Supportive comment receives no backlash, shows solidarity ❤️

Xana3 | Xana3

Polite disengagement from weight loss bet turns into office drama 😶

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Empathizing with a recovering bulimic against rude coworkers 👏

CelastrusTrust | CelastrusTrust

NTA stood up against workplace bullying, but now faces retaliation 🤔

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Supportive comment section sends love to OP after disturbing office bet 💕

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Supportive comment highlights workplace harassment and recovery 🙌

LAKingsofMetal | LAKingsofMetal

Don't trust HR blindly. NTA, record everything, lawyer up 🔍⚖️

BaronVonNumbaKruncha | BaronVonNumbaKruncha

Learning to say no is a valuable lesson for adults 😌

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Commenter faces hostile work environment after revealing mental health struggles 😔

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Inappropriate weight loss competition causes workplace harassment. NTA. 😡

Ok-Chocolate-9242 | Ok-Chocolate-9242

Joining a weight loss bet isn't always a good idea 😕

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Support for non-judgmental attitude towards weight and religion 🙌

gozba | gozba

NTA saves the day in office weight loss bet 🏆

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Pushy coworkers cause harm, NTA for setting boundaries 🚫

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Employee stands up to bullies in office weight loss bet 🙌

dr-sparkle | dr-sparkle

Boundaries respected: NTA shuts down inappropriate office weight loss bet.

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Standing up for personal boundaries, NTA shuts down toxic bet.

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Supportive colleagues offer hope to employee after traumatic experience 💛

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Keep HR informed about any fallout from the weight loss bet. NTA 👍

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Supportive comment and advice for employee facing workplace harassment.

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Standing up against peer pressure in a toxic work clique ✊

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Employee stands up to toxic weight loss bet, receives support.

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Stand up against body shaming 🙅‍♀️ You are NTA.

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Employee escapes workplace weight loss bet unscathed

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