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Old 13th Jan 2019, 13:43
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Thumbs down Courtesy Gone Mad!!

With reading in the paper today about todays culture in the work place, now it's a stackable offence to open a door open for a female colleague, after it was reported that this silly B went to complain to HR about harassment because someone opened the door for her. If I saw her stranded in the rain because her car had broken down I would drive by. Like someone said he will not speak to any of his colleagues incase of a harassment charge. What next if someone passes wind in the office, no doubt a visit to HR for a warning!!
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Old 13th Jan 2019, 13:58
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Where do they Stack the miscreant ??
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Old 13th Jan 2019, 14:20
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I think it's the sign of the times where certain individuals will take offence at the slightest thing and report it. If it's of a more serious nature then rightly so!!
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Old 13th Jan 2019, 15:08
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Originally Posted by GLIDER 90 View Post
I think it's the sign of the times where certain individuals will take offence at the slightest thing and report it.
Like a silly space-filler on p.94 of a paper, for instance?
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Old 13th Jan 2019, 15:13
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I think we have been through these doors before.

What is the protocol for a revolving door?
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Old 13th Jan 2019, 15:39
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I think it's the sign of the times where certain individuals will take offence at the slightest thing and report it.
It got worse, some young guy was complaining that people were"invading" his eye space... so in future one needs to make sure one is not even in sight of said in individuals!
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Old 13th Jan 2019, 16:07
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Originally Posted by Sallyann1234 View Post
Like a silly space-filler on p.94 of a paper, for instance?
It's a Daily Mail/Mail on Sunday article (surprise, surprise).

I'm not going to post a link - the only thing of possible value that it contains is a trail for a documentary on BBC One next Tuesday evening: Is This Sexual Harassment?
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Old 13th Jan 2019, 17:07
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What happens to those who, like me, hold a door open for all sexes as they pass through? No discrimation there surely?
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Old 13th Jan 2019, 17:09
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Glider90: With the greatest respect; I don't believe a word of it!
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Old 13th Jan 2019, 17:14
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Originally Posted by DaveReidUK View Post
It's a Daily Mail/Mail on Sunday article (surprise, surprise).

I'm not going to post a link - the only thing of possible value that it contains is a trail for a documentary on BBC One next Tuesday evening: Is This Sexual Harassment?
Yes, youd never get an intellectual powerhouse like The Guardian discussing such issues would you.
https://www.theguardian.com/educatio...hold-door-open
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Old 13th Jan 2019, 17:14
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What happens to those who, like me, hold a door open for all sexes as they pass through? No discrimation there surely?
In Russia, this isn't common, believe me when I hold the door for somebody that give me a look as if I'm crazy or a foreigner... granted I am the latter, but the former... arguable.
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Old 13th Jan 2019, 17:17
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In Russia, this isn't common, believe me when I hold the door for somebody that give me a look as if I'm crazy or a foreigner... granted I am the latter, but the former... arguable.
So in general Russians, and some in othe nations Im sure, are happy to let a closing door slam into the face of someone following them through it? Not nice.
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Old 13th Jan 2019, 17:35
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Back to revolving doors, who pushes? Do you men quietly follow the fairer sex as they struggle with handbag, shopping as there push the door? Or push hard so they tip forward or get hit from behind?
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Old 13th Jan 2019, 17:37
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Originally Posted by yellowtriumph View Post


Yes, youd never get an intellectual powerhouse like The Guardian discussing such issues would you.
https://www.theguardian.com/educatio...hold-door-open
But the Grauniad article was not about sexism. It was about courtesy.
A question of etiquette: do you hold the door for others?
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Old 13th Jan 2019, 17:46
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Originally Posted by yellowtriumph View Post
Yes, you’d never get an intellectual powerhouse like The Guardian discussing such issues would you.

The Grauniad frequently discusses sexual harassment issues. But the article in your link doesn't.
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Old 13th Jan 2019, 18:31
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Originally Posted by DaveReidUK View Post
The Grauniad frequently discusses sexual harassment issues. But the article in your link doesn't.
Then I apologise.
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Old 13th Jan 2019, 19:23
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Originally Posted by Krystal n chips View Post
Well by default you become...a Guardian reader !
I hold doors open for all sexes. And I don't read the Guardian, just as I don't read any other #brexit-supporting newspaper.
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Old 13th Jan 2019, 19:25
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Originally Posted by flash8 View Post
In Russia, this isn't common, believe me when I hold the door for somebody that give me a look as if I'm crazy or a foreigner... granted I am the latter, but the former... arguable.
Once upon a time, when I was trapped into a line manager job (I usually try to avoid them), one of my staff was a Japanese gentleman. He got terribly upset if I held a door open for him - not the correct thing to do at all as I was his boss - so obviously I wound him up by doing it as often as possible.
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Old 13th Jan 2019, 19:35
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Courtesy costs nothing, to either sex. Gender has nothing to do with it and anyone who says it does is a fool.
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Old 13th Jan 2019, 19:35
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Just been watching a TV programme which touched briefly on the Titanic and the fact that the person on TV lost her grandfather but her mother and sister were saved. Interesting what some -opening a door = sexual harassment group would think of Women and Children first on a sinking ship (not an Italian one if the incident of a couple of years ago held true) . I suspect they might not be so voluble in those situations.

As to it working with some nations and not others I worked in Sweden for a while and held doors open for women and they all liked it butt hen they also immediately assumed I was a Brit because it wasn't common with Swedish men. I also got told off by an Aussie Girl of Albanian descent in my company for offering to help her with luggage on snowy Cologne Street. She had two suitcases and a carry on being on a round the world trip whereas I was there for the day and had a laptop back . She wasn't nasty but very self important and I just said look its common sense if that makes you feel better , and if you still don't like it and fall down and break your ankle I will tell HR it was an avoidable accident and you were acting in a reckless manner- I also told her that for a Brit guy over 50 doing things like that and holding doors open was virtually bred into you and was an automatic reaction. Politely decline if you feel that way but report someone to HR please. (but then if what is in the Mail its unlikely to be true I suppose)
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