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Woman Faced Inappropriate Questions During a Job Interview, But Her Complaint Had Serious Consequences That Strained Professional Boundaries.

In a twisted job interview, the Original Poster (OP), a young woman, finds herself facing off against Eddie, the interviewer, whose wildly inappropriate questioning strains the boundaries of professional conduct.

The Unexpected Interview

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OP, a young professional woman, embarks on an exciting job interview at a promising company. She meets Eddie, the interviewer, whose initial demeanor is welcoming. Things quickly take an unexpected turn when Eddie starts asking inappropriate personal questions, making her uncomfortable.

Testing Patience and Boundaries

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As Eddie’s questions grow increasingly personal, OP tries to keep her composure, not understanding Eddie’s intentions. He asks about her relationship status, eye color, personal time, and even her preferences for men. The interview crosses boundaries, and OP’s patience is tested.

Stand Up Against Inappropriateness

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Eddie asks the classic interview question: “What is your greatest weakness?” OP, pushed to her limit, retorts that her weakness is keeping up with his inappropriate questions and maintaining politeness. Eddie is taken aback, visibly upset by her bold response.

The Premature Conclusion

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The atmosphere of the interview becomes tense, and Eddie abruptly ends it. He accuses OP of having an “attitude” and mentions that will be taken into account when considering her for the job; confused and upset, OP finds the interview unjust, and a heated argument ensues.

Raising the Alarm

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Resolute in her belief that she was wronged, OP seeks out the company supervisor to report Eddie’s conduct. She filed an official complaint, providing a detailed account of the inappropriate questions. The supervisor is apologetic, offering to reschedule the interview, but OP is hesitant.

The Unsettling Aftermath

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News soon arrives to OP that Eddie was disciplined (fired) due to OP’s complaint and a subsequent investigation. This revelation provokes mixed feelings in OP; she feels guilt despite knowing Eddie’s behavior was improper. Her parents concur that Eddie’s actions were inappropriate, but they also suggest she may have gone too far in having him fired.

A Disturbing Connection

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In an awkward twist, Eddie reaches out to OP via email. He claims their conflict could have been resolved privately and criticizes her for costing him his job. Eddie’s email hints at regret, but OP finds it further confirms his inappropriate demeanor.

Doubt and Guilt

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Eddie’s email stirs doubt within OP; could they have resolved the issue without involving superiors? She begins to question whether she was too harsh, despite recognizing Eddie’s inappropriate behavior.

A New Development

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Just when OP thought this ordeal was over, she received a call from the company. The supervisor wishes to discuss her complaint further. The conversation could be a turning point, or it could rekindle the unresolved tensions.

In Defense of Dignity

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Despite her doubts, OP reluctantly decides to talk with the company. She agrees to speak with the supervisor, intending to defend her actions during the initial interview and reiterate Eddie’s inappropriate behavior.

An Unanticipated Offer

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The supervisor is sympathetic and admires OP’s courage in standing up against inappropriate behavior. He offered her the job initially denied, indicating that the company values her assertiveness and principles. OP is left to consider this unexpected offer.

Reflection and Resolution

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In the midst of this whirlwind, OP spends some time contemplating the whole saga. Despite the temptation of the job offer, she still carries the weight of guilt over Eddie’s firing. Yet, she acknowledges the importance of standing up against workplace misconduct.

Acceptance and Courage

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OP decides to accept the job offer, acknowledging that Eddie’s firing was a consequence of his own actions. Her struggle morphed into a victory, not just for her but for future employment candidates as well.

Was The Woman’s Behavior Appropriate?

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The readers in the forum had a lot of mixed views on the matter. Here are some of their responses:

Forum Responded

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One reader said, “Notify the company that Eddie used your application info to contact you after he was fired. That is a major security/liability issue for them. Keep a record of all contact in case this guy turns out to be a stalker.”

Another Viewpoint

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Another responder wrote: “Yeah, that’s just creepy that he kept her contact info on hand. I’d probably file a report with the police as well.”

A Different Perspective

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A different person states, “Eddie actually put his whole company at risk for a lawsuit that can cost them millions in settling lawsuits and legal feels.”

What Do You Think?

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What are your thoughts on their actions?

What would you have done in this situation?

This story is inspired by a thread from and online forum.

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