Lol at above. Today having panic attacks because scared of my LSE boss. After I complained about another member of staff he insisted on being my line manager. I said no it wasn’t appropriate for him to be my line manager as head of service.. he said I could have him or another person- another male. What a toad. He knew I wouldn’t want the other guy as it would be awkward. My initial complaint was about a man and he therefore knows I have some problems dealing with men in the the work place. How could I say no? It would look like I was lying about the initial complaint I made, like I just can’t handle working with youngish men. Doesn’t understand that some women are vulnerable to the inherent devious manner of some men.
he probably thought he was being nice in giving me ‘options’ (he could have found a way to get someone else) but REALLY he knew I’d feel uncomfortable with the other guy but wouldn’t feel comfortable admitting it.
LSE boss is devious in a different way- not a sexual power way. LSE boss is nice one minute- nasty the next. LSE boss will not be my line manager for much longer (I will go to the union if he refuses to listen to me) and he can go to hell. He thinks he’s so nice to me but he’s an arse.
edit: on sick leave to get away from him/cope with long covid. I’m being really understanding and nice to him- via email. But I’m right- he should have never have been my line manager, no matter any good intentions or good character he might possess deep down. He can’t help but antagonise me, or is too busy to properly prepare for meetings. He is several grades higher than me and it inevitably feels like bullying and monitoring.