The Smell of Bullshit, part 73: Fire Hazards and Sexual Harassment – What a Place to Work!

Another email from an ex-employee of Lush, who worked at a shop in south-east England. I’m not going to reproduce it here whole because I don’t want the woman identified, and also, some of what she says could well entice the trolls who think women are asking for it. There is some discussion of sexual harassment in this post.

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4 thoughts on “The Smell of Bullshit, part 73: Fire Hazards and Sexual Harassment – What a Place to Work!

  1. If you feel bad for this person or anyone else with this type of experience you wouldn’t post it online and risk a defamation law suit that might involve them when they seem to have already gone through enough… Whose side are you on mytherings?

    • To be clear, people send me these emails and ask me to publish them. I never publish without permission, if people ask me to leave certain details out, I do, and I often cut out bits that I feel could be risky to the person. And I try to make clear that if anyone else is going through the same thing, there are things they can do to protect themselves and I link to resources which can help. Whose side are you on, Lucy?

  2. It just doesn’t seem to be a responsible thing to do. If I received an email like that in your position I would email back saying that it is terrible what happened to them but posting online isn’t the best thing they can do in that situation. Recommending the citizens advice bureau to someone would be genuinely caring.

    Trying to create online hate is not supportive to someone who experienced harassment.

    I find the way you are using other people’s personal experiences to gain attention for yourself very disrespectful 😔

    • You are completely misunderstanding. Citizens Advice Bureau is an option for anyone, but I talk about union representation because I believe that it’s important and it’s the best way to stop employers abusing staff. You have no idea about the email exchanges I have had with people who contact me with their experiences. I’m not trying to create online hate, I’m giving people a platform to share their experiences, to realise that they are not alone and that there are steps they can take to protect themselves, and to let the public know that just because a company likes to portray itself as ethical doesn’t mean it actually is. People voluntarily send me their experiences and ask me to put them on the blog, and as I am anonymous, there’s no question about this being about attention for myself, or disrespect. If you don’t like the blog, feel free to read something else, or start one of your own pointing unhappy employees to CAB.

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