Dear Abby: Handyman’s unwanted attention ruins new job excitement
Dear Abby: About six months ago, I started a new job I really enjoy. A handyman who does odd jobs around the building was working on the floor in my area.
He was chatty and I made polite conversation, but now things have escalated.
He has started contacting me on social media to the point where I had to block him.
He tries to talk to me daily and I am feeling very uncomfortable. He’s twice my age and I have no interest in him, romantically or otherwise.
It has reached the point where I have a great deal of anxiety about going to work. I feel uncomfortable and intimidated. – Afraid he’ll harm me
Dear Afraid: Talk to your manager about this immediately. This man should not be attempting to have a personal relationship with you in or out of work. He needs to be told to stop bothering you during work hours or attempting to contact you afterward, because if he doesn’t, he could be cited for harassment or lose his job.
Dear Abby: I am 23 and a dog sitter. I work through a company that sets up the visits and stay overnight with different families’ dogs.
There’s one family I sit for regularly. I absolutely love their two dogs and the family themselves.
I stay anywhere from two nights to seven nights and work a second job on the weekdays. After walking, feeding, etc. is done, I have a ton of free time.
My dilemma: I’d like my long-term boyfriend to stay with me for a night or two on the weekends. Help! – The dog sitter
Dear dog sitter: You are in the dog-sitting BUSINESS, and if you want to be successful, you need to view it as such. Definitely discuss this question with your employer.
Because you are working through a company, that company could be liable for any property loss or damage that might occur while your boyfriend was staying in a client’s home with you.
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