I bought a new car recently. My dream car – the Ford GT that I have lusted for since high school. One of my co-workers told me that I am probably going through a mid-life crisis. Is that the sort of thing I should report to my Director?
I think you should keep your mid-life crisis to yourself and not tell your boss.
— Evil Skippy
Dear Evil Skippy:
I think “Annoyed” meant, “Should I tell my boss that my co-worker said that?”
What are you? A mind reader?
Same answer. I think “Annoyed” should keep the fact that he is over-sensitive to age cracks to himself too.
— Evil Skippy
I am going to quibble a little. If this is the only comment by your co-worker about your age (and if you are not being hit with a barrage of age jokes from other co-workers), I agree with ES and recommend that you let it go. (I would not call you “over sensitive” since I am so polite.)
If, however, this comment is part of a pattern of conduct toward you AND if the comments are not welcome – go ahead and report what is happening. That’s what your harassment policy is for. You might also tell your co-workers that you’re tired of the jokes. If they are not a bunch of rude whipper-snappers, they should lay off.
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