Crystal (thegully) wrote in bad_service,

sexual harrassment & bad service wrapped into one

[ x-posted to bad_service & co_workers_suck

I work at a pretty big company that has it's own building and because of this we have our own cafeteria. I go there everyday for the turkey burger which is really cheap and tastes good. The only problem is that by going there, I am subjecting myself to the grill guy who is technically my co-worker since we work for the same company but who also provides a service by cooking my food. In the beginning, he was cool and we would make small talk. Then he started asking me out. I declined and just smiled and continued with the small talk. I explained anyway, that I was seeing someone, which isn't totally true, but what the hell does he need to know that. It was still cool for a while, but eventually he started asking me out all the time.

At first he was discreet about it, but then he stopped that and is pretty open about flirting now. I have told him many times I don't want to date him and just sat and read my paper while he works. Often, I go while it's busy so he is too crazy to talk. I could always go out for lunch, but since I work in Times Square (in Manhattan), everything is so expensive and I *love* the turkey burgers. But now, it's getting worse! He's taken to putting my food on way after I order it so that I can be stuck there longer.

The first time he did it, I had turned my back to read the paper and he gave my turkey burger to another guy and was cooking a second burger for me! I asked him why he did that and he said he wanted me to be there longer and then asked me to the movies. I said no thank you and I needed to get back to work and he couldn't delay me like that or I would get in trouble! This morning, I went to get turkey sausage for breakfast (the breakfast food is even cheaper!!!) and I walked away. When I returned 5 minutes later, he then put the sausage on the grill. I told him the food was for me and my boss and I needed to go. Today, at lunch it seemed like he waited forever to put my burger on again. I purposely ordered the pre-cooked burger, which they just started making) and I was still there longer than anyone else.

So, I have various choices. I can complain, but I don't want to simply because I am really new to the company, this guy has been here 20 years and EVERYONE loves him. I can start getting my lunch outside and pay about $4-$6 more for the food. Or I can suck it up. I am giving it a little more time and have basically started ignoring him more and stopped trying to be nice. It just pisses me off. He is providing bad service in a bid to get me to go out with him!?! In what world does this actually work??!?

I am moving to night shift next week anyway, so I won't be in the caf. for a while, but it pisses me off that I can't even go to my own caf. without dealing with b.s.
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