DEAR DEIDRE: I’M fed up with my boss constantly calling me “spotty” and “fatty” at work.
He says it’s a joke, but it’s really starting to hurt my self-esteem.
I’m a 25-year-old woman and I work as a supervisor in a shoe shop.
My manager and I have always had a fun working relationship and until now I enjoyed the fact that we could joke around at work.
But he is now making constant comments about my appearance.
While I initially brushed it off as banter, as time has gone by it has really started to get me down.
Whether it’s my body, my outfit or my skin, he always has something to say when I come in for my shifts.
I know that I should tell him to stop, but I worry it will only make things worse.
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DEIDRE SAYS: Your boss is bullying you and it’s wholly unacceptable.
If you feel up to it, find a quiet moment to tell him how inappropriate his comments are.
If he doesn’t stop, talk to his boss and/or HR.
Start to document each incident.
You can also contact work- place mediation service ACAS (acas.org.uk, 0300 123 1100) which gives independent advice on issues including bullying.
And read my support pack Are You Being Bullied?
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