A Reddit user went to the platform to complain about the treatment of a colleague who was criticized for asking her colleague for a sanitary product.
The commentator, who is supposed to be a man in America, said the staff he works to regularly send emails asking for medication and medical equipment that they have forgotten to take to work.
However, when a woman asked if someone had a spare tampon, she received a different reception. The poster showed that she was forced to send a follow-up email in which she apologized for her & # 39; inappropriate & # 39; request.
Time of the month: After a woman asked her colleague & # 39; s for a tampon, she was reprimanded and told to apologize for being inappropriate (stock image)
Growing up: a Reddit user shared the trial at the office and mentioned the fact that the woman had to send an email stating that her request for a tampon & # 39; inappropriate & # 39; used to be
& # 39; Can you believe this? & # 39; Asked the shocked poster to users on the thread.
In follow-up responses, the poster, under the user name Cherriblizz, confirmed that they are a lab employee.
& # 39; We work in a laboratory and are in direct contact with specimens, so we are not allowed to eat, drink, make-up, chapstick, eye drops, chewing gum or medication in the laboratory etc. due to contamination, & # 39 ; the person explained.
& # 39; It is also against the policy to keep female products in the laboratory or at your desk. All items must be kept in your closet outside the lab. & # 39;
The original poster also stated that the woman's follow-up is not & # 39; passively aggressive & # 39; was – and that someone in the team had found a tampon that she could use.
& # 39; She responded with: & # 39; It has been brought to my attention that asking for a certain product was inappropriate and that I have crossed a line. I apologize if I have made someone uncomfortable. & # 39;
Ridiculous: the actions of the HR manager in the unknown laboratory where the employees were staff members were slammed by Redditors
More than 1,600 people considered the treatment of women with voting opinions.
& # 39; Cool the next time bleeding over all seats in the meeting room and then sending the email & # 39 ;, fired a sarcastic user.
Many people pointed to the incredible hypocritical nature of office policies and noted that if some people are allowed to ask for personal items, everyone should be.
& # 39; If it is part of the corporate culture to send a massive email requesting health / hygiene products, requesting a tampon should be treated equally & # 39 ;, said a person.
& # 39; If requesting a tampon in a massive email is inappropriate, it should also be for painkillers, cuts for cuts, etc. Whether it is allowed for everything / everyone or not. & # 39 ;
While some people raised the issue with the fact that people had publicly asked for syringes and inhalers (which the original poster found & # 39; dirty & # 39; dirty), others defended them.
Apologies: Users unanimously agreed that the woman who asked for the sanitary product should have apologized now
& # 39; As an asthma patient, I would definitely use someone else's inhaler if I had an attack and didn't have mine. It is just a plastic applicator. You can take the bus off and wash it off. It's not that dirty and can save someone's life, & a user said.
& # 39; A diabetic who asks for a syringe probably has medical problems far above someone who asks for a headache tablet or tampon. If they just want to get some spit, yes, I'd say it's a bit inappropriate at work, & a similar comment repeated.
& # 39; Requesting a syringe is not inappropriate. Diabetics need insulin to live. It is also not inappropriate to request a tampon, & read another.
Several people have put forward valid points on how to handle these types of requests at the office.
One person advised that it was a question that should have been asked via Slack (an internal messaging system that is popular in many offices).
A user recommended a discreet system or & # 39; red box & # 39; to implement.
One thing you could set is a & # 39; red box & # 39 ;. It's in the stationery case and looks like a regular box, and inside it's a bunch of sanitary products – pads, tampons, etc. Perfect for when this failure happens to the next person in the future, & # 39; explained their comment.
Bias: A note pointed out that it was unfair that requests for some items were considered OK, while the request for feminine hygiene products was considered as & # 39; inappropriate & # 39; Was considered
Divided: many people debated whether it was acceptable to ask for specific items such as syringes (for diabetics) and inhalers (for asthma patients)
Policy: Users stated that none of the requests, even for headache tablets, would be allowed in their own office
Useful: the general consensus was that most workplaces would have to adjust policies to keep a stock of emergency health products for women
Another woman remembered an incident in which a former boss had put her at ease.
& # 39; At my first job, it was a bunch of guys in a pizzeria with a 16-year-old me and another woman. The manager was hello nice and on my first day told me: "There is a first (help) station in the top drawer of the file cabinet. If something runs out, let me know or put the box in the trash under the desk and I will replace it. "
& # 39; There were the usual blue patches, gauze pads and mini-packs of medicines and burn cream. But there were also pads and tampons on the side. I really appreciated how he left the level of discretion to me, really chill about it and the fact that it was provided at all. & # 39;
A male teacher confirmed that he has a stock in the classroom in case this problem occurs.
A man who is the father of a teenage daughter also revealed an incident in which he considered offering a female colleague a tampon, because he keeps spare parts in his car in case his daughter needs them.
& # 39; I have a teenage daughter and have all kinds of female products in my car, even though I'm a man. One day at work, I heard a woman asking around for women's products and I thought I would be nice and offer to get what she needed. I was soon told no and that it was weird to be offered by several people & # 39 ;, he said.
& # 39; That day I learned that more people are strange about women and their periods, & # 39; he concluded.
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