Mischeese wrote this:
“I used to work in IT [Information Technology] Support, as the only girl in a team of four. The men I worked with were lovely and super supportive, and we were a real close team.
“Anyway we had this contractor come work for the company in a different department. As usual I set up his machine, gave him his username/password, etc., and left him to it.
“Over the next 3-4 weeks, he would continually ‘break’ his machine, and demand I come and fix it, all the while telling me what a ‘nice guy’ he was, what a cool car he had, etc., all the usual flirting stuff, and I was polite but ignored it — it happens a lot working IT Support.
“By the fourth time he was giving me the creeps, so the guys in my department started going instead of me and then his machine seemed fine and I forgot all about it.
“One Friday night a few weeks later, my team and I went out for a meal and a drink after work. We left at 5pm, had a meal, and played some pool, and they all had a drink as I was the designated driver. By 10.30pm we decide to call it a night and we all walk back to my car, so I could drive them home.
“Our company rented car parking space in a railway carpark [parking lot] that is generally deserted, very dark, and badly lit, and my car is there. We walk into the car park and who do you think is SITTING on my car … yup, the creepy-assed contractor!! Thank f[**]k I wasn’t alone. He must have been there for hours as the office shut at 6pm.
“He looked shocked to see the others with me, muttered about how his car didn’t start and how he thought I could give him a lift home, as we lived in the same direction — no idea how he knew that!
“I told him to get a cab, and we all got in the car, leaving him there. I was shaking, and the guys were furious because it was obvious he’d been trying to catch me on my own.
“I reported it to HR [Human Resources] the following week, but nothing was done because it hadn’t been [done] ‘in the office,’ so my team took it upon themselves to have a ‘chat’ with him — no idea what they said, they wouldn’t tell me, but he never even looked in my direction for the rest of his contract. I can’t thank them enough for backing me up in such a horrible situation, I really got lucky having them with me.”
Source: Stanzin, “Women of Reddit, what has been your worst ‘nice guy’ experience?” Reddit. 30 November 2016