🤔 Woman Reports High School Acquaintance to HR for Bullying - Justified or Overreaction?

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Remember high school and the social hierarchy that came with it? Well, for one woman (28F), the past came back to haunt her when a former high school acquaintance joined her company. Although they never had any issues in school, the new coworker kept making comments about how much the woman had changed since their high school days. Feeling like these comments were coded digs at her past, she decided to take the issue to HR. Was this a justified move or an overreaction? Let's dive into the story. 😲

High School Acquaintance Joins the Company

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The Social Hierarchy

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Trying to Be Professional

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The Comments Begin

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Her Perception of Me

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The Confrontation

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Her Response

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Taking It to HR

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HR's Reaction

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Being Called an A**hole

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Accusations of Jealousy

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An Example of Her Comments

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Her Reaction

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The Coworker's Interpretation

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Workplace Drama: High School Past Haunts Woman

Our protagonist found herself in a sticky situation when a former high school acquaintance joined her company. The new coworker started making comments about how much she had changed since high school, which the woman felt were coded digs at her past. After confronting her coworker and getting nowhere, she decided to take the issue to HR. Although HR didn't think it was a huge deal, they spoke to the coworker, who then called the woman an a**hole for reporting her. With accusations of jealousy and holding onto high school grudges flying, the drama continues. Let's see what the internet thinks of this situation... 😲

NTA. HR handled it well. Memories of high school playing a role.

bitwisewahoo | bitwisewahoo

NTA for reporting bullying; malicious gossiping is unacceptable. Stand up!

JemimaAslana | JemimaAslana

NTA. HR steps in after failed request to stop bullying.

KirbyDingo | KirbyDingo

NTA, she's trying to push you down the social ladder 😒

wifeofamarriedman | wifeofamarriedman

Standing up against workplace bullying - NTA, you did right! 💪

dublos | dublos

NTA. Stand up against workplace gossip and power plays. 💪

devlin94 | devlin94

NTA. Justified response to workplace bullying. Keep a paper trail. 👍

userabe | userabe

NTA. Stand up against bullying and protect your reputation! 💪

GardenDivaESQ | GardenDivaESQ

Standing up for yourself and seeking HR support - NTA! 👏

quinnsical | quinnsical

Reported for bullying, but who's really holding onto the past? 🤔

jabberdoggy | jabberdoggy

NTA. You stood up to bullying, keep HR informed. 👏

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NTA- High school history should stay out of the workplace. 👍

yonafin | yonafin

Standing up against bullying 🚫 - NTA for taking action

ed_lv | ed_lv

NTA retaliates, HR talk backfires, now she's just being worse 😡

Megmca | Megmca

NTA, you tried to address it privately but she persisted. 👏

PleaseCoffeeMe | PleaseCoffeeMe

Letting go of high school drama? NTA says she's justified! 😊

groovymama98 | groovymama98

NTA for confronting bully, she's stuck in high school mentality 😊

flyingbeansprout | flyingbeansprout

NTA. Stand up to workplace bullying and focus on your job 💪

DNRmyDNA | DNRmyDNA

Standing up against workplace bullying, NTA! 💪

semiperfect | semiperfect

NTA, but she's patronizing and trying to assert superiority. 🤔

flewthecoop62 | flewthecoop62

NTA; Standing up to a bully from the past 🚫👊

Midnight_Melody | Midnight_Melody

NTA. Report her again! 👏

curlyhairfairy | curlyhairfairy

Holding on to high school glory days? 🎓

SurvivingWow | SurvivingWow

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