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Businesses asking for the name of your employer? Why?

Twice this year, I have had the experience of a business I patronize asking me for the name of my employer. The first one was my dentist. The second was a car rental company. What is up with that? Why do they need to know this information? Do they have a legal right to this? Is there some kind of business reason for it? I find this practice rather aggravating and would like to be better informed so that I may do a better job of deflecting these inappropriate inquiries in the future. Many thanks in advance.
posted by jason's_planet on Sep 16, 2015 - 18 answers

How do I manage inappropriate colleagues?

I work in mental health crisis on a small team in a tight space. We recently lost 2 colleagues and hired a new one. We did a team interview and he frequently called women "girls" and would laugh to himself when no one else laughed. I expressed my concerns, but he was hired regardless. He started 6 months ago and is still unable to do his job without ongoing guidance. [more inside]
posted by LinneaJC on Feb 27, 2015 - 11 answers

OMFG did you effing seriously just say that.

One of my coworkers said something that feels BEYOND inappropriate, and I don't know what to do about it. Difficulty level: racism. In the office. With lots of Southern cultural baggage. Also, WTF. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 1, 2015 - 42 answers

Santa got it really wrong this year.

The Grandparents sent our kids gifts that are ridiculously wrong for them. Do I return them ASAP and buy things they would actually like? Do I address this with them? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 16, 2014 - 44 answers

Was this porn search something to worry about or something to ignore?

My husband was born and educated in Pakistan where we met and married almost ten years ago. Soon after we moved back to London I saw that he had entered a search term on our browser that upset me but I didn't process completely at the time. He has used one of those words in the context of our children now and after a sudden lightbulb moment when I was thinking about it, I'm not sure what to make of it. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 21, 2014 - 20 answers

How should I proceed with this confusing crush?

What should you do when it would be inappropriate to be romantically involved with someone, yet the attraction between you is so strong it feels like the relationship is gathering momentum and heading towards the inevitable? [more inside]
posted by sweetshine on Nov 1, 2013 - 26 answers

I'm (no longer) hot for teacher, can I attend his class?

How bad of an idea it is to attend a university class given by a lecturer I've secretly dated? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 15, 2013 - 33 answers

Playing with Fire

My older, senior colleague has been making some inappropriate advances towards me that have recently started to escalate. The catch is while he is entirely inappropriate for me on a number of levels, I can't deny there is a pretty strong chemistry between us that I've been aware of since the day I met him. How do I reestablish boundaries before this all turns really ugly? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 3, 2013 - 71 answers

*Carrier lost*

SO has been constantly texting a new friend for months on end and it is making me uncomfortable. How much is too much? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 29, 2013 - 49 answers

Appropriate discipline, boundaries for a 14-year-old

My son, 14, splits his time between my house and my ex-husband's house. About two years ago, my son's bed at his dad's house was taken away - he's been sleeping on the floor ever since. I am increasingly upset about this but unsure whether or how to intervene. [more inside]
posted by webwench on Feb 10, 2013 - 110 answers

Offensive YouTube "Recommended for You" - Pass the Eye Bleach!

Really disturbing things keep showing up on YouTube "recommended for you". I'm not logged in, and all I watched recently were car reviews and animations of DNA replication. Why is it here, and how can I get it out of here? [more inside]
posted by Seeking Direction on Feb 9, 2013 - 16 answers

Help me deal with my sister's baby daddy's behavior.

I have a problem with my little sister's baby daddy. He's racist, bigoted, irresponsible, and I can see that he's a bad person for my sister and their child. It's driving me crazy, and being around him is breaking my heart. What can/should I do? Warning: some derogatory language within. [more inside]
posted by your mom's a sock puppet on Dec 22, 2012 - 47 answers

Great lullabies, terrible lyrics.

A friend told me his baby was soothed quickly & consistently by Neutral Milk Hotel's "Oh Comely", despite its seemingly wildly inappropriate lyrics. What other songs have worked well as baby lullabies despite their actual meaning? [more inside]
posted by davebug on Dec 22, 2012 - 52 answers

inappropriate bathroom behavior at work

There is a unisex single-seater bathroom close to my office. Someone has been jerking off in the bathroom, and leaving the ejaculate in the toilet bowl (unflushed) or sometimes also on the seat. Super gross. I want it to stop. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 6, 2012 - 24 answers

How do I deal with the crush-induced awkward?

Have I done something wrong, and if so, how will I know? I haven't had a crush in so long that I'm not sure whether I'm behaving normally or not, and I don't know how to deal. Long, involved, and socially awkward inside. [more inside]
posted by windykites on Sep 5, 2012 - 15 answers

Proof you really can't judge someone by their family.

How to deal with inappropriate brother-in-law? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 30, 2012 - 38 answers

A Painful Triangle

How to handle my husband's "friendship" with a woman half his age? I am upset about it, and he refuses to give it up. Snowflake details inside: [more inside]
posted by chaoscutie on May 23, 2012 - 52 answers

Not Petty to Me.

Am I over analyzing or should my SO have handled this differently? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 26, 2012 - 64 answers

Parenting worrywart?

I do not want my kids to see this. Am I becoming an old fart? [more inside]
posted by progosk on May 28, 2011 - 42 answers

How to get inappropriate fellow volunteer banned from our historical archives?

How to get inappropriate fellow volunteer banned from our historical archives? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 27, 2011 - 11 answers

Grief vs Sexuality

How do I reconcile my interests and passions with creativity and human sexuality, in the face of death, grief, and tragedy? Are there any thoughtful heartfelt resources from those who have talked about the two? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Jan 3, 2011 - 10 answers

How do I handle inappropriate photos on Facebook?

What should I do about inappropriate content on Facebook? [more inside]
posted by Felex on Nov 29, 2010 - 27 answers

Yer crossing the line, buck-o...

Inappropriate flirting from a manager at work during an outing Friday evening... he apologized, I'm not going to get him in trouble for sexual harassment here, but I need advice on tactfully dodging this sort of situation in the future. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 1, 2010 - 23 answers

Need inappropriate office party behaviors

For Christmas Card art--what are some inappropriate workplace party behaviors that can be portrayed in a single drawing? [more inside]
posted by arniec on Nov 9, 2009 - 25 answers

Am I overreacting, or was my instructor's film choice really inappropriate?

Was it inappropriate for my instructor to have us view and write about this film for our midterm? [more inside]
posted by kitcat on Oct 30, 2009 - 80 answers

My inappropriate attention spidey sense is tingling

When I was a young girl, my brother's best friend made very inappropriate advances to me. My brother and his family are visiting this friend on the weekend, and I have a concern about how the friend will behave to my young niece. There are complications over what I should do … [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 29, 2009 - 43 answers

Was it inappropriate for a highway patrolman to ask me to sit in his car?

As a female 22 year old citizen, was it out of line for the male highway patrol officer to ask me to sit in the front seat of his vehicle with him while he filled out an official warning? [more inside]
posted by selavy on Aug 12, 2009 - 60 answers

How do I tell an odd stranger to back off?

How do I explain to an acquaintance with learning difficulties that his language and actions are unwanted? [more inside]
posted by vickyverky on Jul 20, 2009 - 18 answers

How to delete an IM on Skype before it is received? [AccidentalInappropriateMessageFilter]

My boyfriend Skype-IMed his mother a very dirty greeting that was meant for me. It still shows the circling icon that I think happens when you try to send a user a message when the user does not have Skype running at the time. Is there any way to delete this before she gets it? He's freaking out, as you would too, if I told you what he just told his mother.
posted by anthropomorphic on Jun 30, 2009 - 12 answers

How can I tell someone they're dressed inappropriately at work?

An intern at work is dressing very inappropriately. Is there any way I can tell her nicely to tone it down? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 21, 2009 - 45 answers

Do they really know?

Will my inappropriate crush know? How do I keep it hidden? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 8, 2009 - 42 answers

Professor calling female students beautiful- is that bad?

A professor singled out a (blond, pretty) female student in a relatively small class and asked several male students and one female student to describe her beauty. The men were asked to describe her as though they were trying to tell a male friend how beautiful she is, while the woman was asked to describe her as though she was a family member. Should I register a complaint with the university? [more inside]
posted by Baethan on Jun 1, 2009 - 75 answers

Help me get my landlord to stop saying inappropriate things to me.

Help me get my landlord to stop saying inappropriate things to me. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 25, 2009 - 54 answers

Help me get out of this weird friendship!

How do I politely and professional break of ties with a sort of creepy former colleague? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 25, 2009 - 24 answers

Fix my faux pas or forget it?

Should I try to fix some insensitive behaviour of mine? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 13, 2008 - 28 answers

My mother-in-law secretly baptized my Jewish children

I'm Jewish. My wife converted many years ago. I found out that my Mother-In-Law secretly baptized my children. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 27, 2007 - 114 answers

It's inappropriate for you to do that

UKEmploymentfilter: What was the point of the meeting my boss had with me today? [more inside]
posted by happyturtle on Dec 20, 2007 - 15 answers

Lingering crush on coworker.

Lingering, inappropriate crush on coworker driving me batty (long). [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 8, 2007 - 29 answers

nude sitting request

A co-worker has an odd request... [more inside]
posted by frosty_hut on Oct 6, 2007 - 44 answers

Retraining cat that pees inappropriately

My cat has started urinating in inappropriate spots in my house (and also my friend's house who was taking care of her and my other cat while I went through a move). I've read the threads here on dealing with urine smell, etc. But need more detailed advice about the process of RETRAINING. [more inside]
posted by zenpop on Sep 16, 2007 - 13 answers

I need a fake ID detector!

Members of my family conspired to create a false identity for a sibling years ago--mine! How can I ensure that this ID is no longer being used? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 16, 2007 - 11 answers

What do I do about my boss?!

How do I deal with the most unprofessional and innapropriate boss? [more inside]
posted by dearest on Jan 23, 2007 - 39 answers

Boss comments crossing line to sexual harassment?

My friend has a problem with a comment her new boss made to her the other day, involving her supposedly "inappropriate" clothing. What would other females do in this sort of situation? [more inside] has her side of the story. [more inside]
posted by sperose on Jun 8, 2006 - 117 answers

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