is she spying with her iphone?
May 24, 2010 4:04 PM Subscribe
did she secretly record our conversation?
posted by anonymous to work & money (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Forgive me for writing anonymously, I hope the reasons for that will become clear. I work in a higher education institution in the UK. I have very difficult relationship with one colleague revolving around very different approaches to our tasks. We have to work together in harmony for the success of a large project. We had several work related conflicts that had to be resolved by me asking the line manager for help. Recently, the line manager suggested that both me and her and another colleague who finds working with her very hard will see a HR person as a form of mediation. I had my meeting, and she had hers it last week. Then today she suddenly approached me and started a conversation which was aimed at getting me to say something nasty about her, she kept asking me again and again to assess her performance of a small task that she did not do. I did not get dragged into a fight but I was conscious at the time that her behavior is very strange today.
I am now reasonably certain that she was recording the whole conversation on her iphone which was next to her throughout and that she was checking from time to time.
The question is: how to respond to this situation? I don't think that I have said anything compromising, and of course I can not prove anything, but what is the best way of dealing with the possibility of that happening in the future and what is the legal status of this recording? (if there was one). A broader question is how to deal with a colleague who is willing to behave in this way?