Tech Worker's Unusual Tactic to Stop Office Creep: Did She Cross the Line? 😲

Diply Social Team
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In the corporate world, boundaries are crucial, but what happens when they're breached? One woman, working in a tech company, found herself in a tricky situation with a coworker named 'Joe.' He was sending her unsolicited texts, making her uncomfortable. With no help from HR, she took matters into her own hands, reaching out to Joe's girlfriend. But her actions sparked a wave of unexpected reactions. 😲💔

The Office Creep: Joe 🙄

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Unwanted Texts Begin 📱

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Her Response: Professional Boundaries 🚫

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Joe's Persistence: More Texts 😒

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The After-Party Texts: Joe's Intoxication 🍻

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Her Bold Move: Contacting Joe's Girlfriend 📲

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The Message: Seeking Help 🙏

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The Girlfriend's Response: Accusations & Anger 😡

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Joe's Reaction: Angry & Defensive 😠

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Her Guilt: Did She Cross the Line? 🤔

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The Dilemma: Was She Wrong? 🤷‍♀️

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The Aftermath: A Tangled Web of Emotions and Accusations 😟

In a desperate bid to stop her coworker's unwelcome advances, our tech worker reached out to his girlfriend, hoping she could put an end to it. But her actions sparked a backlash she hadn't anticipated. The girlfriend accused her of being cruel and selfish, while Joe himself reacted angrily. Despite achieving her goal - Joe stopped texting - she's left questioning her actions. Was she wrong to involve his girlfriend? Or was it a necessary step to protect her boundaries? Let's see what the web thinks of this situation... 💭

NTA - Girlfriend appreciates OP's help, but Joe is the real a**. 🙌

Puzzleheaded-Pay-310 | Puzzleheaded-Pay-310

"NTA: Contacting his SO was the right move, protecting yourself." 👏

Isolated_Aura | Isolated_Aura

ESH for crossing boundaries, but OP could have been more considerate 😔

Extension-Quail4642 | Extension-Quail4642

ESH for not realizing the girlfriend would be upset, but could've worded it better. 🤷‍♀️

Weirdbirdnerd | Weirdbirdnerd

NTA. Standing up against workplace harassment is tough but necessary. 👏

Caribe92 | Caribe92

ESH: The consequences of an unconventional approach to office creep.

DekkarMoonbootz | DekkarMoonbootz

Unconventional tactic to stop office creep: contacting his girlfriend ✨

Molenium | Molenium

ESH: Going to HR may have been a better option 🙏

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ESH: Lack of empathy and blindsiding led to a tone-deaf response. 😲

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NTA: Stopping office creep, but at what cost? 🤔

JabbaInBlueJeans | JabbaInBlueJeans

ESH: OP's unsympathetic message to GF about cheating boyfriend 😬

XxhumanguineapigxX | XxhumanguineapigxX

NTA: Boundaries crossed, advances ignored, girlfriend cheated on. Justified response. 😲

Snoo-91586 | Snoo-91586

YTA for not blocking him. She has no responsibility to intervene. 😲

holisarcasm | holisarcasm

"NTA. Girlfriend deserves to know if boyfriend is a workplace creep. 💔"

bitter_oldqueen | bitter_oldqueen

"YTA. Why is it her responsibility to fix this man's behavior? 😲"

msmozzarella | msmozzarella

Commenter calls out OP for lack of empathy and communication.

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ESH: Office creep and a questionable tactic. Drama unfolds! 😲

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"YTA. You couldn't block his number? You just dragged another woman into your issues? 😲"

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"NTA - You didn't think she'd help, but you did right."

tagg_me | tagg_me

Blocking the creep might have been a simpler solution 😕

GPS_ClearNote | GPS_ClearNote

NTA shuts down office creep with a nuclear tactic 😲

JMLKO | JMLKO

NTA - HR may not help, but BF is to blame 😲

StanleyStutters | StanleyStutters

"NTA - She's hurt and lashing out. Joe's actions are not your responsibility."

Gryffenne | Gryffenne

NTA, but could have been more considerate about their relationship. 🙏

Sufficient_Cat | Sufficient_Cat

NTA: Acknowledge and apologize, forgive yourself, be a good person 👍

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ESH: Blocking him would have been a better option 😲

DubiousPeoplePleaser | DubiousPeoplePleaser

ESH - Texting the gf was dodgy, but bf was worse.

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Did the girlfriend jump to conclusions about explicit messages?

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Joe's hypocrisy exposed! NTA shuts down office creep. 😲

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Confused by opposing votes? You're definitely not the a**hole! 😲

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NTA, but a gentler approach would have been more effective. 🤷‍♀️

Dry_Flatworm_4533 | Dry_Flatworm_4533

Passive-aggressive approach to exposing infidelity, but intentions were good. 😲

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Surprising tactic to stop office creep, but did it work? 🤔

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NTA, apologize to GF and move on. Outcome achieved! 📲

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Sweetly naive commenter thinks no one can stop office creep

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NTA. Standing up against office creep 😲

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Joe's lack of self-awareness leaves everyone stunned 😲

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NTA: Epic reverse Jedi-ing of the office creep! 😲

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Commenter calls out office creep and criticizes the use of violence. 😲

Mental-Guillotine | Mental-Guillotine

Fight back against office creep with a sexual harassment complaint! 😲

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NTA: Exposing the truth to stop office creep, she got upset? 😲

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Bold move to stop office creep. NTA for sure! 💪

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Unsolicited texts: a new problem or justified reaction? NTA 😲

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Tech worker stands up to office creep, sparks debate. 🤔

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NTA. Grateful girl or entitled coworker? 😲

Grouchy_Salary6788 | Grouchy_Salary6788

NTA for standing up against office creep. 💪

Cataphwrekt | Cataphwrekt

NTA exposes creepy coworker's misuse of resumes. HR must intervene! 😲

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Take legal action against office creep to protect yourself 😲

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NTA. Exposing cheating SOs is never easy 😲

DutyValuable | DutyValuable

NTA for exposing office creep, but emotional impact underestimated 😲

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NTA for standing up, but reaching out to family risky 😲

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NTA: She finally did what you asked. 😲

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NTA exposes office creep and takes action with receipts 📷

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Joe accused you of crossing a line? Seriously? NTA! 😲

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Tech worker fights office creep with epic pettiness. NTA! 😲

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NTA's straightforward approach to stopping office creep with minimal communication 🙌

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Girlfriend appreciates being informed about boyfriend's creepy behavior. 👍

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NTA! Standing up to a creep and giving a warning 😲

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NTA. Curiosity piqued. Tell me more.

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Blaming the victim? NTA shuts down office creep accusations. 😲

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NTA. Office creep gets a taste of his own medicine. 😲

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NTA. Blaming you instead of realizing her bf is trash 😲

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NTA! Standing up to office creep with style 💪

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Misinterpreting tone in text: a common communication challenge 👀

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Engaging comment: Confronting office creep with a twist 🤔

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Creepy guy gets called out, his GF deserves better! 💯

jmio1985 | jmio1985

NTA. You stood up to a creep and did everyone a favor! 👏

ImaMasterbaker | ImaMasterbaker

Setting boundaries and dealing with projection, not your fault 🙏

Buttless2891 | Buttless2891

NTA: Different communication styles, but personal touch could've helped 🤔

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NTA. Brave move to address workplace harassment, faced backlash and blame.

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Standing up to office creep: NTA, Joe crossed the line 😲

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