I worked as a copy editor for a real estate magazine and my boss was a horrible person. She’d not only follow me to the bathroom to make sure that was where I was going, but she’d listen into my phone calls, yell at me for not telling her about my private life (Seriously…she yelled down the hall I had no life when I told her I wasn’t dating anyone in particular). She’d also ask me if I was pregnant every time I had a doctor’s appointment.
I would have told HR, but the ONE person in HR (it was a small company) had made a racist remark at a company lunch and when I complained to her, she ignored my requests to talk for 2 weeks…and then refused to apologize saying that no one else said anything, so I must be “overly sensitive.”
I stayed for a year but quit after coming in 5 minutes late from lunch to my boss ranting and raving that I was a thief, stealing from the company and that I was “walking on thin ice, young lady”
No one calls me young lady unless they were part of my conception. I was out. My boss retired a month after I left. What a hag.