sexual harassment

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by JohnyNCa, Mar 12, 2000.

  1. JohnyNCa

    JohnyNCa LawnSite Member
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    I was curious to know if any of you guys have had a sexual harassment episode, ie woman coming on to you at work etc. Personally i avoid any contact of that sort myself. I do remember this instance that a woman client from many years ago that i had made some personal remarks (come ons) to me but i just brushed them aside and didnt want any involvement with this....share your experiences and things to look out for. thanks
     
  2. Retro67

    Retro67 Banned
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    In my case, women can't harass the willing. I couldn't get so lucky. :)&lt;p&gt;John<br>
     
  3. goose

    goose LawnSite Member
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    Yea its happened before but I wouldnt call it harassment!!!! More like a fringed benifit.
     
  4. JohnyNCa

    JohnyNCa LawnSite Member
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    Im not opposed to my client coming on to me, i guess i wasnt turned on by the client as she was a old lady etc.
     
  5. Lanelle

    Lanelle LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,361

    I may not know everything about every walk-behind on the market, but this is a topic that I've had some experience with. <br>Surely you understand that you are in control in those types of situations, as long as you behave in a conservative, professional manner. If a customer is coming on to you, be polite but firmly insist that you're extremely busy and have to get on the road to the next client's project. Walk towards your truck as you say this. The client will get the message that you're serious and not merely flirting. Don't say or do anything around those particular clients that can be construed as 'interest' on your part. And NEVER GO IN HER HOUSE. <p>----------<br>Lanelle<br>
     
  6. crabber

    crabber LawnSite Member
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    Keep those shirts on!
     
  7. plowking35

    plowking35 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from S.E. CT
    Posts: 1,687

    I had a customer make a pass at me but he wasnt my type.<br>And as a profeesional image we NEVER take our shirts off. Even on the hottest days on roof they will be worn.
     
  8. Dingo

    Dingo LawnSite Member
    from TN
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    What if they ask you to work with your shirt off?
     
  9. southside

    southside LawnSite Senior Member
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    Sexual harrasment is wrong!!!!<p>Unless it happens to me. :)<br>I wish I was lucky enough to be in that<br>position. But I found that roaring around<br>on a big ugly tractor/slasher is not babe<br>magnet material.
     
  10. Retro67

    Retro67 Banned
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    Female hockey players dig a guy on a slasher. :) &lt;p&gt;John
     

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