The guy shared a book with a colleague and was on the verge of being fired
A Reddit user shared a story about how he lent a colleague a book that touches on the topic of sex, and was on the verge of being fired. He said that the girl accused him of harassment after reading the novel.
The author of the post wrote that he works in a small store. “One of my colleagues, who is 19 years old, loves to read, which has always been a great topic of conversation, because I am also an avid reader,” he added.
According to the narrator, once she and a colleague once again discussed books, and she noted that she usually prefers science fiction, authors George Martin, Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, but is in search of new genres. Then the guy decided to lend his colleague one of his favorite books – “Norwegian Forest” by the writer Haruki Murakami.
The hero of the story noted that he warned a colleague that Murakami in his works touches on topics such as mental illness and sexual tension, which will also be mentioned in the novel he shared.
“I was closing the store yesterday when my boss came in on his day off and said he needed to have a serious talk. It turned out that my colleague filed a formal harassment charge for recommending the book, ”complained a user of the platform. He added that because of the statement of a colleague, he was threatened with dismissal.
In the comments below the post, users shared similar stories about controversial situations at work. “I once gave IT security advice to a colleague who asked for it herself. The next day, I was called to the authorities with accusations that I wanted to hack the company’s resources, ”said the commentator. Many also noted that the books of the authors mentioned by the girl also touched on the topic of sex and violence, so the recommendation was not inappropriate.