Older Co-Worker CALLED OUT for Harassing Younger Woman's Eating Habits! 🍽️😠

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Picture this: You're a 25-year-old woman with autism, which affects your eating habits. You have a set routine for your meals, and it works for you. But then, a new co-worker comes along and starts making comments about your food choices, trying to get you to try new things. You politely refuse, but she persists. Eventually, you confront her, asking her to stop. She agrees, but now your other co-workers are saying you were in the wrong for confronting her. What would you do? 🤷‍♀️ Let's dive into this story and see what happened.

The Job and the Diagnosis 🧩

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Routine Meals 🍽️

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Enter Kate, the New Co-worker 👩

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Kate's Curiosity 🥦

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Moving On 🚶‍♀️

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Polite Refusals 🙅‍♀️

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Confronting Kate 🗣️

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No Shouting, No Name-calling 🚫

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Problem Solved? 🤔

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Confusion and Clarification 🧐

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Age Doesn't Excuse Discomfort 😒

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Self-doubt Creeps In 💭

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Food Police at Work 🚨

Our protagonist, a 25-year-old woman with autism, has a set routine for her meals. Enter Kate, a new 50-ish co-worker, who starts making comments about her food choices and tries to get her to try new things. After weeks of polite refusals, our protagonist confronts Kate, asking her to stop. Kate agrees, but now other co-workers say she was wrong for confronting Kate, because "She's older, that's how she shows she cares." Age doesn't excuse making someone uncomfortable, but our protagonist can't help but wonder if she's in the wrong. Let's see what the internet has to say about this situation... 🍿

Age is not an excuse for rudeness. Report to HR. 👍

Magnanimoe | Magnanimoe

Setting boundaries at work is important and NTA handled it well 👍

Alibeee64 | Alibeee64

Respect transcends age: Younger woman not at fault. 🙏

BeaconToTheAngels | BeaconToTheAngels

Coworkers commenting on food: Yum or toss out the window

Sea_Bat_785 | Sea_Bat_785

Respect personal boundaries, not dietary choices. NTA 👍

Dandelion212 | Dandelion212

Setting boundaries with co-workers about food choices. 🙌

CrimsonKnight_004 | CrimsonKnight_004

NTA defends younger colleague from hostile work environment and shaming.

Scottopus | Scottopus

Stand up to harassment and report it to HR. #NotTheAsshole

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Dealing with a coworker like Kate is tough. NTA handled it well 👏

WhimsicalKoala | WhimsicalKoala

Setting boundaries and calling out nosy behavior. 👏

Caspian4136 | Caspian4136

Don't let the tone police silence you! NTA 💯

Suitable-Cod-1381 | Suitable-Cod-1381

Don't comment on someone's food unless they're flinging scraps 🤪

Smudgikins | Smudgikins

Respect boundaries and don't judge others based on their diet 👍

Wayward_Wallaby | Wayward_Wallaby

NTA calls out co-worker for harassment, considers HR involvement. 🤔

runningaway67907 | runningaway67907

Fifty-something coworker shamed younger woman's eating habits. NTA claps back. 😍

Geezheeztall | Geezheeztall

Setting food boundaries is okay, NTA for doing so. 👍

yetisinwyoming | yetisinwyoming

Mind your own plate, Kate! NTA for standing up.

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Standing up to ageism and food-shaming with a NTA clapback! 💯🏻

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NTA with autism harassed by co-worker over eating habits, seek HR help 👏

Silaquix | Silaquix

Setting boundaries with co-workers is important for a comfortable workplace 🙌

high_on_onions | high_on_onions

Dealing with difficult co-workers: creating a paper trail 📝

coyote_mercer | coyote_mercer

Report harassment to HR to cover yourself and protect record 👍

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Don't mess with someone's diet, even if you mean well! 😠

ActiviaLite | ActiviaLite

Relatable experience with annoying co-workers. NTA for standing up.

Comfortable-One8520 | Comfortable-One8520

Food shaming is not cool. NTA for defending culinary traditions 🍲

joe_eddie_13 | joe_eddie_13

Respect your colleagues and involve HR if harassment continues. NTA 👍

Dogmother123 | Dogmother123

Setting boundaries is not a**hole behavior, NTA. Contact HR 👥

TooCool_TooFool | TooCool_TooFool

Choosing to assume the best in people is key 👍

Whats_Up_Coconut | Whats_Up_Coconut

Age doesn't justify nosy and annoying behavior 😑

Renbarre | Renbarre

NTA defends lunch routine, emphasizes simplicity and nutrition. 🥗

jsmith7450 | jsmith7450

Standing up against discrimination and harassment in the workplace 💪

maccrogenoff | maccrogenoff

Respect boundaries and stop the age shaming 🚫

HelegaGamin | HelegaGamin

Apologize for delivery, not message: mature communication advice 👍

Bubbly_Influence28 | Bubbly_Influence28

Did Kate stop the behavior? If yes, NAH 👍

Mundane-Shallot5974 | Mundane-Shallot5974

50-year-old coworker agrees NTA and offers HR advice.

LetsGetsThisPartyOn | LetsGetsThisPartyOn

Aspie solidarity in the face of food-shaming 🙌

OpinionatedIMO | OpinionatedIMO

Standing up to nosy co-workers about food choices 😊

Mythbird | Mythbird

Standing up for yourself and setting boundaries is important. 👊

queenafrodite | queenafrodite

Stand up for yourself and report harassment to HR 💪

ObviousToe1636 | ObviousToe1636

Standing up to workplace harassment with a petty solution 😏

Professional_Grab513 | Professional_Grab513

Encouraging support for a parent with an autistic child 🧡

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Respect lunch choices! NTA's dad ate the same thing for years 👍

quirkygeekgirl79 | quirkygeekgirl79

Being caring doesn't justify unprofessionalism at work 🤔

oh-wtf | oh-wtf

Projection at its finest. Stand up against food shaming! 🙌

Sea-Smell-6950 | Sea-Smell-6950

Standing up against discrimination and harassment in the workplace 💪

ccl-now | ccl-now

Coworker shamed younger woman for eating habits, NTA seeks advice.

VersatileFaerie | VersatileFaerie

Being right doesn't mean being too firm right away 🙏

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NTA told co-worker to stop harassing, AH coworker defended behavior.

Broad_Respond_2205 | Broad_Respond_2205

Coworker's obsession with OP's lunch is bizarre and inappropriate. 😠

Friendly-Card-7621 | Friendly-Card-7621

Don't let office gossip get you in trouble with HR! 🤐

eiros147 | eiros147

50-year-old calls out entitled behavior, shuts down harassment apologists. 💪

Born_Ad8420 | Born_Ad8420

Co-worker's harassment of eating habits: NTA stood up for themselves!

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Don't let anyone make you feel bad for being yourself 👏

Rodharet50399 | Rodharet50399

Kate should focus on her own eating habits 🙄 #NTA

wind-river7 | wind-river7

Mature response to conflict resolution. 😊👏

verucka-salt | verucka-salt

Protect yourself and document everything. Don't engage outside work 🙌

nonchalantenigma | nonchalantenigma

An older person shows how to be considerate and respectful 👏

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Monotonous lunch habits defended with humor. Lazy, not autistic. 😅

barbee524 | barbee524

Embrace your food quirks, but watch your cholesterol! 😊🤤

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Polite feedback can help improve a co-worker's misguided care. NTA 😊

BitterDoGooder | BitterDoGooder

Don't mess with someone's food! NTA shuts down rude co-worker.

nejnoneinniet | nejnoneinniet

Age doesn't justify harassment. Good job handling it! 💯

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Age doesn't excuse rudeness. Commenter shares similar experience. 😠

Laines_Ecossaises | Laines_Ecossaises

Asserting boundaries is important. NTA for confronting Kate's harassment.

Not_A_Bimbo | Not_A_Bimbo

Mind your own plate 🤷‍♀️ and respect others' choices 👍

amymari | amymari

Polite reminder on manners and respect for personal choices. 👍

silverchampagnestars | silverchampagnestars

Respect personal food choices - NTA with autism educated us.

Seaman_Timmy | Seaman_Timmy

Respect personal boundaries, even when it comes to food choices. 👍

cyaveronica | cyaveronica

Mature response to harassment, not gossip or yelling. #NTA 👏

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Stand up for yourself and report if harassed 💪

OU-fan-at-birth | OU-fan-at-birth

Assertive defense of woman's right to eat in peace. 💪

Jactice | Jactice

Body-shaming is never okay, NTA for standing up.

PartyResearch4530 | PartyResearch4530

50-ish co-worker shamed for harassing younger woman's diet 😠

RockWhisperer2013 | RockWhisperer2013

Coworkers need to mind their own business! NTA 😠

Savings-Breakfast-49 | Savings-Breakfast-49

Setting boundaries is important, don't compromise to protect fragile egos. 👊

Blendinnotblandin | Blendinnotblandin

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