Last week I overheard a conversation wherein a lady remarked to her colleague “I am told by my ex-boss that our industry has an unhealthy reputation for ladies.” The following day during a conversation with a lady friend, she received a call on her cell phone. Following the call she was upset and agitated. I enquired what happened? She remarked I told this customer that I am not interested and he says that he is in the vicinity and would like to take me out for lunch. How do I handle such situations ?
UAE has a wide diversity of culture wherein every culture has their own values. Hence no one solution fits all. Having said that I believe a beginning has to be made. And the best possible solution is to work on things under your CIRCLE OF INFLUENCE to put a FENCE around such harassment. And draw out your REJECTION list.
- Communication you will reject
- Gifts you will reject and
- Invitations you will reject
And finally make this rejection list LOUD and EMPHATIC and I mean LOUD and EMPHATIC so that it is received by the recipient and recipient is not only the THIRD PARTY but your INTELLECT and EMOTION.