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(SanDiego UnionTribune)   Take the Bob Filner Memorial Sexual Harassment quiz -- how not to be a cad   (utsandiego.com ) divider line
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2013-08-15 11:58:43 PM  
Bonus points: In front of her boyfriend with a baby hanging half out of her
gs1.wac.edgecastcdn.net
 
2013-08-16 12:15:34 AM  
I wish it would say why your answer is right or wrong.
 
2013-08-16 12:17:29 AM  

ManateeGag: I wish it would say why your answer is right or wrong.


It does after you finish it

21/28
 
2013-08-16 12:53:42 AM  
I don't know the relevant California codes and statutes on sexual harassment in the workplace. I assumed that a documented trail of poor performance would outweigh a last minute sexual harassment claim. Wouldn't be surprised if that was just a California law.

Otherwise I thought this was pretty obvious stuff.

26/28

/slapping my assistant on the ass
/hey, if she didn't like it she wouldn't wear those sexy skirts, ammirite?
 
2013-08-16 01:13:16 AM  
I stopped after answering #1.  Don't get involved in others lives.  Do your job.  Complain if others aren't doing theirs, fine.  But beyond that... NOYB.
 
2013-08-16 01:31:15 AM  
Some of those questions are ridiculously vague. And, I'm obviously not down with the business lingo, so I went with the literal translation for "quid pro quo" since I've never used it to mean anything but that. Obviously, I'm not in the business or corporate world, so I don't know about all of those win-win positive effect leverage producing deliverable paradigms that are going around. ;)

I got the first question wrong because I didn't realize that I was meant to be their boss in the situation rather than they be my managers. And yeah, I don't have a clue about California law.

20/28. I guess I shouldn't be put in charge of any corporate work environments in California. :-/
 
2013-08-16 01:36:48 AM  

Bill_Wick's_Friend: I don't know the relevant California codes and statutes on sexual harassment in the workplace. I assumed that a documented trail of poor performance would outweigh a last minute sexual harassment claim. Wouldn't be surprised if that was just a California law.

Otherwise I thought this was pretty obvious stuff.

26/28

/slapping my assistant on the ass
/hey, if she didn't like it she wouldn't wear those sexy skirts, ammirite?


The Union Trib in San Diego is infamous for yellow journalism. Don't treat anything they report as factually accurate.
 
2013-08-16 01:40:56 AM  

mamoru: And, I'm obviously not down with the business lingo, so I went with the literal translation for "quid pro quo" since I've never used it to mean anything but that


On that one I paused a moment and wondered "do they mean 'what does it mean' or 'what does it mean to us in our specific sexual harassment sector'".  I opted for the latter and got it right.

Stupid question, though.  It's like asking "what does e plurubus unum" mean and rejecting the answer "out of many, one" in favour of "several small colonies can join together to build a union of united states in order to form a new nation".  Yeah, that's the connotation that the phrase has taken on over the last 225 years, but that's not what it "means".
 
2013-08-16 02:24:20 AM  

ManateeGag: I wish it would say why your answer is right or wrong.


I wish it worked with Chrome.  Keeps dumping me back at question 1.
 
2013-08-16 02:26:06 AM  
on my dfrvie to teh ariport, i hearrD he washaarassing a 70 yea rold women. wtfif u@p with that?
 
2013-08-16 02:28:05 AM  
be attractive, don't be unattractive.
 
2013-08-16 02:34:15 AM  

jtown: ManateeGag: I wish it would say why your answer is right or wrong.

I wish it worked with Chrome.  Keeps dumping me back at question 1.


Same here. At first I thought it just didn't like my answer.
 
2013-08-16 02:34:32 AM  
HotWingAgenda:

The Union Trib in San Diego is infamous for yellow journalism. Don't treat anything they report as factually accurate.


Stopped reading a few years ago.I remember when it was a quarter.It is a dollar now.
I can get The New York Post for 2 bucks at the local 7-11 just for laughs.
 
2013-08-16 02:36:22 AM  
23/28. Let the groping commence.
 
2013-08-16 02:37:29 AM  

downstairs: I stopped after answering #1.  Don't get involved in others lives.  Do your job.  Complain if others aren't doing theirs, fine.  But beyond that... NOYB.


If you weren't the lowest of low level employees you'd know that's not the case. The first time you hear an employee complain of harassment you'll wish you'd known that your shift manager likes to get touchy with his female co-workers.
 
2013-08-16 02:38:13 AM  
26/28.  Also got the California laws one wrong (I'm not Californian), as well as a question only 13% of people got right.  I put "maybe" for the person who laughed at the inappropriate jokes being able to file a suit, when the answer was "no."  I stand by my answer, though.  She could file a suit, but it's likely she'd lose.
 
2013-08-16 02:40:19 AM  

pedobearapproved: downstairs: I stopped after answering #1.  Don't get involved in others lives.  Do your job.  Complain if others aren't doing theirs, fine.  But beyond that... NOYB.

If you weren't the lowest of low level employees you'd know that's not the case. The first time you hear an employee complain of harassment you'll wish you'd known that your shift manager likes to get touchy with his female co-workers.


To be fair, it's possible this dude is self-employed. But yeah, if you're supervising, you'd better be on this shiat.
 
2013-08-16 02:43:06 AM  
Can't get the survey to work, just keeps giving me the first question over again.
 
2013-08-16 02:43:19 AM  

RodneyToady: 26/28.  Also got the California laws one wrong (I'm not Californian), as well as a question only 13% of people got right.  I put "maybe" for the person who laughed at the inappropriate jokes being able to file a suit, when the answer was "no."  I stand by my answer, though.  She could file a suit, but it's likely she'd lose.


Yeah, it totally depends. If at first they were just inappropriate jokes in general, and then were suddenly directed at her, she might have a good case.
 
2013-08-16 02:44:36 AM  

ReapTheChaos: Can't get the survey to work, just keeps giving me the first question over again.


So you insist on trying to take the survey, even though it repeatedly won't let you? Sounds like harassment to me.
 
2013-08-16 02:49:11 AM  

Cagey B: ReapTheChaos: Can't get the survey to work, just keeps giving me the first question over again.

So you insist on trying to take the survey, even though it repeatedly won't let you? Sounds like harassment to me.


With the way it just laid there, spread out across the page showing me it's buttons and beckoning me to click them, it was asking for it.
 
2013-08-16 02:52:22 AM  
Doug succumbed to his own advances? Kin-kay
 
2013-08-16 02:52:48 AM  

ReapTheChaos: Can't get the survey to work, just keeps giving me the first question over again.


Keep clicking, you rube!
 
2013-08-16 03:00:43 AM  
It won't go past Q1 for me in Chrome but runs just fine in Firefox.

Number 18 is miswritten and if it was in a professional product would make any results derived from the quiz invalid.

Number 19 fark if I know.

Number 23 most companies have their own policy on a CYA basis.

My mom's an HR director and during the 90's this sort of stuff was dinner table conversation. HR people can't gossip at work but the confidentiality goes out the window when there's no route back to those concerned. Made things awkward when mom's company bought the division of a company dad works at and she couldn't talk about work.
 
2013-08-16 03:06:06 AM  
"Ben is a supervisor and has hired Doug as his assistant. Ben hits on Doug, but Doug rebuffs his advances, saying he is already in a relationship. Doug finally yields to Doug's advances in an effort to keep his job."

Doug yields to his own advances?
 
2013-08-16 03:08:48 AM  

Sarah Saturn: "Ben is a supervisor and has hired Doug as his assistant. Ben hits on Doug, but Doug rebuffs his advances, saying he is already in a relationship. Doug finally yields to Doug's advances in an effort to keep his job."

Doug yields to his own advances?


Turns out that Ben and Doug have been the same person the whole time.

/what you get when M Night Shyamalan writes your quiz
 
2013-08-16 03:13:24 AM  

Sarah Saturn: "Ben is a supervisor and has hired Doug as his assistant. Ben hits on Doug, but Doug rebuffs his advances, saying he is already in a relationship. Doug finally yields to Doug's advances in an effort to keep his job."

Doug yields to his own advances?


His full name is Douglas Harry Palms.
 
2013-08-16 03:16:34 AM  
when did this

thehairpin.com

become this?

www.chicagonow.com

janeencarlberglaw.com

www.ballandyorke.com
 
2013-08-16 03:17:49 AM  
If it even enters your mind that one of your coworkers is attractive, you should instantly be buried in an iron coffin with spikes on the inside.
 
2013-08-16 03:30:58 AM  
Anymore, just go to work, keep your head down at your desk/cubicle, do not talk to anyone unless talked to, do not look at anyone.

There are obvious forms of behavior (touching, asking someone out repeatedly, saying something like "hey nice ass") but seriously the PC culture has ruined what joking and enjoying a workday could be because some sissy might be easily offended.

+1 for OOBE.
 
2013-08-16 03:35:20 AM  
i7.photobucket.com
 
2013-08-16 04:34:53 AM  
27/28

All you have to do is choose the option that makes the man in the scenario sound the most like a rapist. Apparently, though, actually knowing what "quid pro quo" means is the wrong answer.
=Smidge=
 
2013-08-16 04:40:59 AM  
4\28 (on purpose). What I found unsurprising is that the ones that I got right were the ones that had the lowest rate of getting correct by the other (registered) responders. I found it unsurprising only because there are some ambiguous situations where it's very fuzzy on what may or may not constitute sexual harassment even if you have no intention of doing so. To me it's pretty simple. Don't dip your pen in the company ink, don't make crude jokes and try to stay professional, and most importantly keep your hands to yourself.
 
2013-08-16 04:42:14 AM  

jtown: ManateeGag: I wish it would say why your answer is right or wrong.

I wish it worked with Chrome.  Keeps dumping me back at question 1.


Same here.  I thought maybe it was trying to tell me something, or it was some kind of meta-joke.

I was like I was back in Colossal Cave, in a little maze of twisting passages.
 
2013-08-16 05:54:38 AM  
0/28.. WOOT! Perfect score!
 
2013-08-16 06:39:16 AM  
Filner is apparently trying to fight potential dismissal with cause because he wasn't told to take the harassment training within the first six months?  Is he that much of a knuckle-dragger that he need harassment training to be told groping is inappropriate?  If that's the case, I'll reiterate what I said yesterday - the man needs to be put in long-term supervised care.  This is someone with a mental disorder, and severe self-control issues.
 
2013-08-16 06:40:07 AM  

HotWingAgenda: The Union Trib in San Diego is infamous for yellow journalism. Don't treat anything they report as factually accurate.


[citation needed]

/anything to the right of Mother Jones = Yellow Journalism in your world
 
2013-08-16 07:36:01 AM  

Smidge204: Apparently, though, actually knowing what "quid pro quo" means is the wrong answer.


Yep. They should have asked "how would you explain 'quid pro quo harassment'". Quid pro quo means either of the other two answers (depending on who's translating.) That one, along with several others, is profoundly mis-worded. "Can she express a claim?" Yes. Yes she can. Will she? Should she? Will it stick? None of that is what 'you' asked.
 
2013-08-16 08:14:36 AM  
"You got 16 out of 28 questions correct for a grade of 57%, which is better than 21 of the 55 U-T San Diego subscribers who have tried the quiz. So far, no one has gotten a perfect score on this quiz.Below, see your answers to each question and how they compared to U-T San Diego subscribers that were logged in."

Okay for not really thinking about it.
Not a boss. I'm a WTD kinda guy.  Keep my thoughts to myself.  Keep my hands at home.  Don't be an ass.  Don't want to date anyone but my wife.  Not really into touching the people I work with.  Too grumpy to have an affair.  Not attractive to others unless bitterness is attractive.  I'm fine with all of that.  Should work on that score though, could be important to someone else.
 
2013-08-16 08:32:35 AM  
Several of those are either poorly phrased or just wrong. Last one for example. A one-time behavior that stopped at the "victim's" request is a maybe at best. As it wasn't an option, then no.
 
2013-08-16 08:33:54 AM  
What's wrong with being acad???
 
2013-08-16 08:45:41 AM  

jtown: ManateeGag: I wish it would say why your answer is right or wrong.

I wish it worked with Chrome.  Keeps dumping me back at question 1.


This. Massive fail.
 
2013-08-16 08:53:27 AM  
media.steampowered.com
If you've ever seen this in the mirror, you might want to start on those apologies
 
2013-08-16 08:58:36 AM  
Wow..I got most of those wrong

...course this shouldn't surprise me given my past
 
2013-08-16 09:05:30 AM  
I had to stop after I answered the quid pro quo question correctly, and got it wrong.  Apparently, they wanted the "pervert definition" instead of the real one.

I disagreed with the first one too.  I think the quiz writer is confusing a company policy of no dating for actual legal harassment.   It only rises to the level of harassment when one party doesn't welcome the contact.  Intent isn't overly important, it's how it's perceived that matters.
 
2013-08-16 09:09:28 AM  

UNC_Samurai: Filner is apparently trying to fight potential dismissal with cause because he wasn't told to take the harassment training within the first six months?  Is he that much of a knuckle-dragger that he need harassment training to be told groping is inappropriate?  If that's the case, I'll reiterate what I said yesterday - the man needs to be put in long-term supervised care.  This is someone with a mental disorder, and severe self-control issues.


No, he's just a California politician.
Sorry, it was too easy.
 
2013-08-16 09:14:35 AM  

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2013-08-16 09:29:46 AM  

peterthx: HotWingAgenda: The Union Trib in San Diego is infamous for yellow journalism. Don't treat anything they report as factually accurate.

[citation needed]

/anything to the right of Mother Jones = Yellow Journalism in your world


Except the owner of the paper isn't even shy about using the paper as his tool.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/11/business/media/san-diego-union-tri bu ne-open-about-its-pro-business-motives.html?_r=0

FTA:

The oddest part? Mr. Manchester and the chief executive, John T. Lynch, who also owns part of the paper, are completely open about their motives.


"We make no apologies," Mr. Lynch said by telephone on Friday. "We are doing what a newspaper ought to do, which is to take positions. We are very consistent - pro-conservative, pro-business, pro-military - and we are trying to make a newspaper that gets people excited about this city and its future."
 
2013-08-16 09:32:24 AM  
4/28 .... That's it, I'm running for mayor!
 
2013-08-16 09:37:21 AM  

Bonanza Jellybean: If it even enters your mind that one of your coworkers is attractive, you should instantly be buried in an iron coffin with spikes on the inside.


Or you know, you could take the quiz and find that asking a co-worker on a date is perfectly legal(as long as you aren't their manager).  It's doing it over and over after they've made their feelings clear that is illegal.
 
2013-08-16 09:43:58 AM  

ikanreed: Or you know, you could take the quiz and find that asking a co-worker on a date is perfectly legal(as long as you aren't their manager). It's doing it over and over after they've made their feelings clear that is illegal.


So you're saying that perhaps sitting on her her desk with my junk hanging out and flowers tied to it may be a little over the top?
 
2013-08-16 10:37:19 AM  
Got as far as #2
Shoot Michael
 
2013-08-16 11:07:21 AM  
Which type of sexual harassment is this? Jason is removed from a key account because he declined the client's sexual advances. Answer: Quid pro quo  Your answer, "Hostile work environment", was incorrect

HAH no! that is the exact opposite of what Quid pro quo means, and that is a perfect definition of a hostile work environment.


Eric has been written up on disciplinary action several times, and the company is preparing to fire him for poor performance. Before that happens, Eric makes a harassment claim against a co-worker. Should you proceed with firing Eric?Answer: No, this could be interpreted as retaliation against an alleged victim.

not if you have a record of poor performance that is documented with date and times and he submitted his complaint after he was given his notice which is also dated, you can still fire him. You will have to investigate his claims with careful documentation, but his ass is still out the door.
 
2013-08-16 11:58:01 AM  
Choosing the PC answers is fairly straightforward.  But following much of this to the letter succeeds in creating a hostile, adversarial workplace as much as it succeeds in curbing sexual harassment.

Also, LPT: HR is not your friend.  Their job is to protect the company and its interests, not necessarily the individual employees.  Also, anything you say to HR will be recorded, and you can bet your a** it can and will be used against you in future performance reviews.  Having problems with life/work balance?  Problems with your family making it hard for you to focus at work?  Go talk to a friend, don't talk to HR.
 
2013-08-16 12:04:13 PM  
HotWingAgenda:

The Union Trib in San Diego is infamous for yellow journalism. Don't treat anything they report as factually accurate.

Came to see this, leaving satisfied.
 
2013-08-16 12:39:42 PM  
It didn't mention anything about, Chloroforming a coworker and locking her in your trunk.
So I'm go then right?
 
2013-08-16 02:16:02 PM  

ILoveBurritos: Except the owner of the paper isn't even shy about using the paper as his tool.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/11/business/media/san-diego-union-tri bu ne-open-about-its-pro-business-motives.html?_r=0


The NYT doesn't like them. Wow. Talk about a political agenda.

/wake me when the U-T hires Jayson Blair
 
2013-08-16 03:31:14 PM  

Cagey B: pedobearapproved: downstairs: I stopped after answering #1.  Don't get involved in others lives.  Do your job.  Complain if others aren't doing theirs, fine.  But beyond that... NOYB.

If you weren't the lowest of low level employees you'd know that's not the case. The first time you hear an employee complain of harassment you'll wish you'd known that your shift manager likes to get touchy with his female co-workers.

To be fair, it's possible this dude is self-employed. But yeah, if you're supervising, you'd better be on this shiat.


I am, and I read it wrong.  I read it from the standpoint of a fellow employee at the same level.  My bad.

Yeah, a supervisor should be all over that crap.
 
2013-08-16 04:25:59 PM  

farker99: HotWingAgenda:

The Union Trib in San Diego is infamous for yellow journalism. Don't treat anything they report as factually accurate.

Came to see this, leaving satisfied.


*eye roll*

The local newspaper in a large conservative military town has conservative editors! Alert the papers in every small town in the US mid-section.
 
2013-08-16 04:34:35 PM  
2. Michael and Soha travel on business together. Michael always asks Soha to share his room, but Soha always says no and Michael politely changes the subject. What should you do?
Answer: Put a stop to Michael's behavior. Soha has asked Michael to stop.
* 92% answered correctly
✗Your answer, "Michael has been a valuable employee, and Soha is a very confident person who speaks her mind. Trust them to work it out.", was incorrect.


 Soha says no and Michael doesn't push it.  Soha hasn't made a complaint, and she also hasn't "asked him to stop," she's only rebuffed his advances.  Hope springs eternal, so he's being persistent but not overly aggressive.  How am I supposed to know she's offended?  But I got it wrong, so I guess it's not the employee's decision as to whether or not they're offended; if I see anything that could be remotely construed as harassment, I need to step in and put a stop to it.


8. Marcy's boss, Bill, often approaches her workstation and tells sexual jokes. Marcy does not consider Bill's conduct offensive, but other "reasonable" women certainly would find the conduct offensive. Can Marcy state a claim for sexual harassment?
Answer: No
* 10% answered correctly
✗Your answer, "Yes", was incorrect.


Except this time, apparently!


10. Makayla is sleeping with her subordinate Jeremy. Jeremy takes advantage, coming in late and goofing off. At promotion time, Makayla's conscience won't let her promote Jeremy. She gives the job to Jim. Should Makayla worry about a lawsuit?Answer: Yes, Jeremy has good grounds for a sexual harassment lawsuit.Jeremy could claim the situation amounted to quid pro quo (this for that) harassment.
* 61% answered correctly
✗Your answer, "No, Makayla didn't let the relationship affect her decision.", was incorrect.


Since he didn't get the promotion, what was the quid pro quo?  "Sleep with me and you can come in late and goof off"?  If a different manager looked at Jeremy's performance and agreed with Makayla's decision, it shouldn't matter whether or not they were sleeping together.  I accept that I got the answer wrong though, since in the U.S., everyone should be worrying all the time about a lawsuit for something or other.

P.S. U~T, How would you explain what quid pro quo means?
Jeremy could claim the situation amounted to quid pro quo (this for that) harassment.
quid pro quo (this for that)
(this for that)


17.  Eric has been written up on disciplinary action several times, and the company is preparing to fire him for poor performance. Before that happens, Eric makes a harassment claim against a co-worker. Should you proceed with firing Eric?Answer: No, this could be interpreted as retaliation against an alleged victim.
* 26% answered correctly
✗Your answer, "Yes, there is a well-documented paper trail as to Eric's poor performance.", was incorrect.


Unless he's using the harassment as a defense for his poor performance and discipline problems (which, if he did, would immediately smell like bullshiat anyway), I don't see why he can't be fired on schedule as long as you continue to investigate his claim in good faith.


23. Federal law specifically prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.Answer: FalseHarassment can occur regardless of the sexual orientation or gender of the employees. Federal law does not specifically prohibit discrimination by private employers on the basis of sexual orientation.
* 8% answered correctly
✗Your answer, "True", was incorrect.


Wow, federal law.  I and 92% of registered test-takers frown on your shenanigans.


25. You are the boss, and an employee approaches you with a problem. After you explain you can't guarantee absolute confidentiality, the employee refuses to tell you what is bothering her. What should you do then?Answer: Tell HR about the situation.Human resources experts may have some experience, insight or tactics that could help the situation.
* 93% answered correctly
✗Your answer, "Take a wait-and-see approach.", was incorrect.


What situation?!?  She won't say anything, so what am I supposed to say?  "Hey HR, a female employee has a problem.  Good luck.  Also, I'm quitting tomorrow.  I don't want to be the boss of this silly place any longer."
 
2013-08-16 06:35:01 PM  
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