weirdness at work
March 31, 2011 5:02 PM Subscribe
I am almost positive my coworker is...well, masturbating in his cube. Yikes!
posted by anonymous to Human Relations (42 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
The guy in the next cube but one from mine is a little awkward and strange but seems harmless and nice enough. BUT! Today, our in-between neighbor was out, and it was very quiet. I could hear a rhythmic dry brushing sound and slightly labored breathing. I really and truly should not have looked, but I did—I walked by and glanced casually into his space. We all sit with our backs to the openings to our cubes, and I could see his arm moving exactly as if he were masturbating intensely. I went away as fast as I could, so I don't know what happened next.
What the hell? I have no idea what to do with this. I am a pro-sex, pro-masturbation woman, but I DON'T want to be a bystander to sex I don't want to know anything about, much less at the office!
Is it possible that I was mistaken? I am 99.9% sure, but I didn't actually SEE the critical thing (nor do I want to). Could there be some other explanation? WTF do I do about this, anyway? I don't work closely with him—we're in the same department but don't work on the same projects—but obviously I see him constantly. He wasn't drawing attention to himself in any way—for all I know he does this every day but the environment is usually louder and covers it up. And I don't think he saw me or noticed that I walked by.
I'm really creeped out, and don't know at all how to handle this—HR? But what do I say? Our boss is not the kind of person I could see handling this well for a bunch of reasons. And the guy is a nice-enough guy. And it might all be a big mistake! But my comfort levels at work are totally wrecked now and I don't know what to do. I need advice on figuring out what to do.