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Rhea

Either this guy is seriously weird, or you're all on Candid Camera (or Punk'd).

GG

Its clear that this guy has crossed boudaries all over the place. This goes beyond being a new guy and feeling uncomfortable and awkwardly trying to fit in.

Just had the sudden thought that you may want to consider that Sicko is smarter than he may be acting.

Posit: He confides in you that he was fired for Sexual Harrasment from his last job. He then sets up the argument that you were predisposed to view his actions and comments in a negative light. That you, being a woman, would have warned the other women and thus set up a culture of distrust and antagonisim. Thus how could he have gotten a fair chance?

If that's the route he takes not only is he a sick SOB but shrewd and cunning as well.

Let me know if you need a Vito for this guy.

KC

I think GG's got it nailed.

TasterSpoon

Yep - GG's got it.

Maybe you can protect his next potential co-workers by getting him imprisoned for something. Is swiping a camera a felony?

It would be awesome if he were given the boot, "It's just not working out here for you," whereupon he launches into his mastermind defense - "Sure I attempted crude humor, made inappropriate come-ons, offended men and women alike - but I was totally victimized here! At least you owe me a nice severance package."

"Uh, no, we're firing you because you're a thief. On the street, pal."

Hot Mom

I can't answer your questions with anything bordering on appropriate.

I will say though, poor Giant Behemoth Male Co-worker. No one deserves to have B.M. in their "I'm trying to keep all of this confidential" nickname acronym.

Hot Mom

Hey, GG, that type of thinking is sick and cunning in a very violent, sociopathic, sexual predator kind of way.

Makes the "vibes" I got from him way too real for me. I don't believe it.

GG

Hot Mom,

I don't mean to make matters worse - it was just a sudden intuitive thought about this guy.

If the sceanario I laid out is accurate then you need to start documenting his inability to perform the work as expected when hired. 'Cause there is no way Sexual Harrasment will stick.

But then again it could just be my protective nature coming to the fore *puffs chest out and grunts low in throat*

Co-W.M.A.

If it helps, I'm generally a rather oblivious person when it comes to reading people. I never get "vibes", I usually get blindsided by jerks and looneys.

I was squicked by this guy the moment I met him.

TheQueen

Ah, you all bring up an interesting point. When I related this story to Gary, he was convinced the guy went between small companies, trying to provoke them into lawsuits. The companies would settle, leaving him with as much money as if he'd worked a few months.

But, it's really hard to get that to stick, because we have At-will employment out here. Pretty much, either party can terminate the employment for absolutely no reason. You just can't violate any State or Federal statues, like terminate all the disabled for "no reason" and no one else. It's really hard to get unlawful termination to stick.

I think Dude is crazy. It would be comforting to think "Dude is cunning," but neh.

Oh, and that camera cost $400. $100 shy of a felony. I did register it, so if there's a big porn bust they might find it someday.

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