This is the definition of a hostile work environment.
Who doesn’t like free stuff? After all if somebody ‘offered’ to make me a cake, I’d feel guilty for a while but then ultimately agree. However, I would never force someone who I am not even friends with to bake me a cake for free.
I mean that crosses the line of human decency, although this entitled woman doesn’t seem to have any. You see, she wanted a cake for her birthday like everybody, but instead of buying one she asked her co-worker to make it for her.
While that doesn’t sound so bad, except it wasn’t like she was great friends with that coworker. And on top of that when the co-worker agreed to make the cake for free, the entitled woman demanded that she make her a Lindt and Ferrero Rocher cake which as you may already know is quite expensive.
It doesn’t stop there as she then had the audacity to threaten the co-worker when she refused to make the cake as she was busy.
Following is their conversation.
The co-worker is extremely polite all the way, which is an accomplishment in itself.
Rather than just taking the graciousness of the co-worker, this woman apparently wanted more.
If you don’t have the money, then don’t get such an expensive cake. It’s as simple as that.
Down below are some of the best comments from Reddit.
Well good news is HR won’t give a single fuck that you didn’t make your coworker a cake for their birthday, but they may be interested in that thinly veiled threat she just made.
According to the HR video I had to watch for work, this constitutes a textbook hostile work environment violation. Tell HR, they’ll have a fun time. Maybe it’ll be in the next video I have to watch!
coworker: make me a ferrero rocher lint truffle chocolate cake for free
op: sorry im busy
coworker: watch your back
Making threats through text messages with that. That’s kinda nice of him to make sure HR has evidence of him threatening a coworker who doesn’t want to make him a free cake. Or stupid. Not sure yet.
With all the advice from Reddit, OP must know what to do by now.
What would you do if your co-worker acted like this? Comment down below and let us know.