Say a coworker put their hands on you in a threatening way...

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    Are you the "volunteer" we've been looking for? Let us know who, wi…, uh, loses!
     
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    This is a true story.

    Back in the 80's in Riverside South Memphis, I worked at a Mattress factory. A new guy got into a little scuffle with a long time employee that had 2 brothers that worked there as well. The 3 brothers threatened to beat the new guy close to death after work.

    New guy went and made a phone call.

    When work was done, everybody went to their cars to go home, but the 3 brothers were met by 8 friends of the newbie. One guy sat on the hood of their car with a sawed off shotgun while the others(7 plus the newbie) proceeded to beat and stab the 3 brothers with tire tools, bats, ice picks and knives.

    Police were called. One Police car passed by and stopped at the end of the street and waited for backup while the beating kept going. More Police finally arrived and stopped the fight.

    Newbie and his friends went to jail.

    One of the brothers died, one was disabled and died a year later and the other lost an eye and the use of one side of his body and had to file for disability.

    So some of us have had to go through some serious stuff in our lives, worked and lived in dangerous places with some seriously messed up people and some have had to defend themselves. It's easy to be a armchair quarter back and recommend beating up the offender, but that isn't always the best coarse. People end up being beaten or killed trying to be the bad ass, but sometimes we have to defend ourselves too. Be smart about these kind of things, but be ready for anything. I've been threatened in the past and was able to talk it out without having to get into a altercation over a misunderstanding and everything worked out well between me and the other guy. Some guys can't be talked to or trusted.

    15 years after the big fight, I was working at a shop and the newbie guy came in for a job interview, I told him the position had been filled. I felt bad for the guy, but I didn't want any problems in the future involving him or his friends with any employees.
     
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    You know, in some of the sports videos I've been watching, a lot of the guys were wearing what looked like sports bras. It took a couple months before I learned that they were holders for telemetry sensors. And the only reason they weren't all wearing them was that some wore them underneath.

    In that episode, Kirk was definitely supposed to be athletic.
     
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    I'm goin' with Kirk wearin' a sports bra. He really seems like the sports bra kind of guy to me. I think Spock liked to slink around his cabin in a silk blouse sans bra.
     
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    Your insight is intriguing.. Please tell us about Lt. Uhura. ;)
     
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    Well it's been quite a while, and you know that part about a gentleman never tells about those tiny little g st, uh she was very nice.
     
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    I would give him one warning, if he does it again I would go to the boss.
     
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    Yeah. So I have to get along with co-workers but this guy (assuming its a guy) get to put hands on me? Nope! In that situation you can do anything you want as long as it doesn't exceed defense (pushing back is OK, going to your car to get your Glock is not Ok).

    "Hands on" can mean a lot of things, though. Did he grab your arm as you walked away or did he jab you on the forehead with his index finger while moving close enough for your noses to touch?

    Time to give Carol in HR a visit....
     
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    Telemetry? They had tricorders for heaven's sakes. His performance could have been monitored without any wearable device.
     
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    It could have been way worse............if your back was to your coworker.....and he had both hands on your neck......and you felt something touching your lower body. Now that's worrisome.......unless, of course, you like that kind of thing.
     
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    this is categorically not the case in the US.

    Not naming the person does not mean that they won't launch an investigation and determine what transpired. 2 years ago, a person I know was anonymously implicated in a situation that was not within policy. That implication triggered a general investigation which uncovered all kinds of stuff that was very actionable. Ultimately, that one vague accusation led to the termination or early retirement of 6 individuals.

    also, workplaces, by statute must be safe and free from harassment whether it is employees, contractors, visitors, vendors.... anyone that has dealings with that business has protection.
     
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    Isn't the answer obvious? Poison his food - just enough to make him sick, or slip him some sleeping pills. While he's asleep superglue his butt cheeks together! Um, seriously though just report him to your boss. This is what the company policy is. If it's bad enough they will fire him for it.
     
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    We haven’t met in person ;)
     
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