coworker invades personal privacy
August 10, 2010 6:58 PM Subscribe
My coworker read my personal files. Should confront him, avoid the confrontation, or bring the issue to Human Resources?
posted by arugula to Human Relations (29 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I brought to work my personal drive to copy some pieces of my portfolio into it, and I forgot to take it back with me when I left work. (my coworker was the only person left in the office).
This morning the first thing I did was to check what were the recent items opened in my computer, and I found that a couple of personal letters (a very personal letter, and my self assessment review) have been opened. I know that I didn't open this documents because I never open my personal information at work, the only reason I brought my drive to work was to storage my portfolio.
I'm leaving this job in a couple of weeks, and I wonder if it is worth addressing this issue myself, with human resources, or let it go.
This guy is known for being a bully, although his work is appreciated.
Any thoughts out there?