So, it happened again. It seems like I'm a relentless target for sexual harassment. This is the third day in a row that the new coworker, a man who is my parents age, has been texting me late at night, like 2 or 3 hours after work, and implying that we should have drinks. He didn't come out and say this, but it doesn't take a brain surgeon to figure out that that's where the conversation is going. Basically, "So I was thinking about our conversation about favorite cocktails, and now that I know what yours is, how's your evening going?" This is after the sun is down and I'm home alone.
Second Day: "Just checking in, I know you were out today; Just trying to see if everything is OK; really, I'm not trying to be intrusive. You can talk to me. As a colleague." This is at 5:30.
I completely ignored both messages and sent a terse one this morning: "I'm fine. Thanks. Our boss knows what happened."
Today, on day three, there is a meeting dragging on way to long and it's going to interfere with my night class, so I leave work, saying to my boss, 'got to go, have a meeting at 6:30"
What happens? Right at 6:30 as my night class is starting, I get a message with a photo/pic of him holding up a champagne glass. My heart was in my throat. I replied back right away not to contact me again, and to stop it immediately. I texted my boss right away.
I was shaking all over and trying to pay attention in my night class. Monday I had the big covid scare and that made me late to my class. I am under so much stress. I feel like none of my friends are supporting me, or not very many of them at all. I have dealt with this so much and it happens to me so much, it's like I'm just available for people to use. What's the point of it all?
I blocked his number. I don't care about the work text chain.
As I awake again same thing. I cannot take it I really can't. Facing this all is too hard for me. (It's truly like I want my mommy and I'm 57) how do I get through the day? I can't stand it.
In this group. Reading of others' anxieties may make me more anxious. I would say I have a low to mid level of anxiety, no treatment. But sometimes flares. Able to get things done (pretty much) but maybe I should look into breathing techniques or something...