WWJD: Jane Helps You Deal With the Office Creep (You Hate) At Your Job (You Love)

Featuring an ugly "It Happened To Me" (and probably an "It Happened To You") from the post-Sassy, pre-Jane era.
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May 13, 2015
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bosses, advice, sexual harrassment, jane's stuff, WWJD

I've been wanting to tell this story for a long time, so here's my chance and here's where I'm coming from with my advice to this lovely reader:

When I was between my jobs at Sassy and Jane magazines and was doing some TV work, I got asked by Madonna's publicist to come to England to interview Madonna for VH1.

The segment producer, George Moll, was someone I had worked with a little bit before and I remembered him telling me about having phone sex with some of the other reporters and how cool they were about it.

Anyway, to get to the point here, he said and did a lot of the same things that the co-worker described in the text below did. And then after the Madonna interview, he came to my hotel room, pushed in my door when I cracked it open and shoved me up against the wall and tried making out with me. I finally pushed him off and got him out.

I won't go into all of the incidents here, but when we were back in New York and LA, more stuff like that happened with him. So I went to lunch with the boss, who I thought was an awesome feminist who would understand, and told her what was going on. I thought that at the very least she would make sure that I didn't have to work with him again.

What she did was: Absolutely nothing.

I think she just wanted to keep the business running and he was part of that. I wish I could say that that is the only time something like that has happened to me at work. Another time I can tell you about my yucky dinner with an anchor from Fox TV.Would you help out the reader below and also share if you have been sexually harassed at work? Let's all band together.

The only thing about the hundreds of wonderful advice questions I get from you all every week is the annoying alert iPhone feels it is necessary to continually give me because your numbers are unrecognized. No, phone, these are THE OPPOSITE OF JUNK (whatever that is, I would like an alert for it instituted ASAP, please, Apple. Thanks!).In any case, please text me night or day at 917-239-2891 and I will do my very best to help you out. And in the meantime, share your advice and your own office creep stories here.