Can you believe this?!
Massa has admitted to groping an employee but insists that it wasn't sexual. How in the world do you grope someone and it not be sexual?
I don't understand these people.
Why would you grope someone at work?!
Not only that why would you tickle someone until you were jumped by other staff members?
"Not only did I grope him, I tickled him until he couldn't breathe and then four guys jumped on top of me," he said. "It was my 50th birthday. It was 'kill the old guy.' You can take anything out of context."
Seriously, he didn't think there was anything wrong with torturing that poor guy until he couldn't breathe and his co-workers had to save him?!
There is NO WAY to put this into any kind of context which would make it O.K. Well maybe in your own home with your life partner or one night stand. If both parties were consenting. But not at work with your boss. That is pure harassment and assault.
Tickling can be torture - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tickle_torture
I know I do not like to be tickled; it's not fun or pleasant. It hurts and Massa should be charged with assault.
And I'm still confused as to how he can say he was groping the poor boy and that it wasn't sexual. How in the hell do you non-sexually grope someone?!
And why would you ever think it would be O.K. to touch a member of staff in a way that could be described as groping?
The only place I think it would be appropriate to touch a co-worker would be on the shoulder, the arm or the back.
Let me be clear - the upper back, in the shoulder area. The arms should not be touched on the underside, only on the top and either near the shoulder or on the forearm. Not near the breast. Hands should not be held, and the lower back should not be touched.
No hugging - unless there is a personal relationship and the person is trying to comfort a visibly upset co-worker. If there is not personal relationship outside of work then just pat the person on the shoulder. Nothing else.
I would have thought in this day and age what is considered appropriate in the work place would be clear. I guess not.
Actually, it sounds like the congressmen are having some kind of groping orgy over there in DC.
Which is pretty creepy to think about.
Keep yourself under control at work. If you want to get freaky go to the club or get online. Don't do it at work.