3 Sue Bennett on being propositioned by a senior colleague at work
This chap was big, bombastic, very aware of himself sexually, lots of conquests. And this chap, I can remember now, I was walking down a corridor and he just turned to me and he said – this was mid/late morning – and he said, ‘I’m not doing anything at lunchtime, Sue. Do you fancy a quick fuck?’ And I looked, and I said, ‘Well, um, er…’ And he said, ‘Well, you could get on, you know, you could get on. It wouldn’t do you any harm, it wouldn’t do your career any harm.’
And I’m going to sound really prissy now, but I said to him, ‘Well, if I get on, do you know what, it’s not going to be on my back. It’s going to be because I’m clever enough to do that.’ And he just shrugged and said, ‘Oh, well, I just thought I’d ask’, and walked on.