As one furry buddy proved, not all heroes wear capes – All some do is wag their tails!
A girl, who decided to stay anonymous, recently spoke out to Bored Panda and shared her experience from the time she got sexually harassed by her boss.
According to the woman, her boss overstepped all boundaries. Fortunately, however, she found an ally in his dog who turned against her owner and prevented a potential sexual assault.
Here’s what the girl said and how her story unfolded:
“I learned about this job through my father as he occasionally works for this man, and he adores my dad’s work and persona.
My boss is an older gentleman and has recently become single which leaves him in need of help either around the house, driving him, or walking his dog.
“I first met my boss in May of this year when I tagged along with my dad to renovate his kitchen. On my off days from my other job at the time, I would help my dad with his work despite being a girl.
“My first impression of him was a ‘Man in Power,’ someone who gets his way, doesn’t take bullshit from anyone and is brutally honest.
When I was there with my dad, my boss was completely respectful, never bothered us as we worked, generally no red flags at all.
“When there’s a dog in the room, I give all my attention to the good boy or girl. The main duty in my job description was to take care of this man’s dog: walk her, feed her, play with her. I bonded with her when we first met and we reconnected around 2 weeks ago. She’s very sweet and always wants affection which I provide.”
Soon enough, however, things began taking a dark turn. The girl added:
“The first two days were normal because I still did not see any red flags and things were going great. Now my boss is a man who always gives hugs to ANYONE he greets.
Male, female, child. So I didn’t think anything weird of it until I started to feel his hand brushing against my thighs, my hips, my lower back…
“Then it got to the point where he wouldn’t let me go from a hug and hold me in place and despite my protest, he combated it with, ‘don’t worry, I know you enjoy it.’ He had liked to make comments on my body and say how he enjoyed viewing me. I usually tried to laugh it off and walk away because I’m not a confronting person and am scared to hurt other’s feelings.
“I was sitting on the sofa tying my shoes with the dog laying by my feet and I became surprised when I suddenly felt hands pulling on my hips.
I moved forward and told him no. He came around the sofa and started walking straight towards me saying how he’s going to ‘tickle’ me.
I panicked and called the dog’s name along with, ‘help me’ or ‘protect me’ to distract him for a little longer before he touched me again.
“To my surprise, she got up and stood guard growling & barking at him.
He was surprised but also laughing and told me to make her stand down and reward her by saying ‘good girl.’ My boss then walked away and didn’t touch me for the rest of the time I was there.
“I’m not an expert on dog behavior and I don’t understand why a dog would disobey its master over someone it barely knows.
ut from what I have gathered, dogs have a tendency to protect those in distress so she probably detected something was wrong and that I was panicking.
Some people could say that she may ‘feel his wrath’ after disobeying him, but he really loves his dog and I don’t see any signs of an abused animal. She’s just as healthy and bright as I met her.”
After the girl’s story went viral, plenty of people backed her up and praised the brave dog for standing up against her owner.
“The fact his dog turned on him is a sign, count your blessings and hope you find a better employee,” one person shared.
“If a dog that barely knows you leap at its owner with no apparent ‘danger’, something’s fu*ked up,” another one added.
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