At SLR's suggestion, a wise one, I am editing out some details, just in case the wrong person stumbles up this thread...thanks SRL. difficult child has been at her clerical job for some time now working at the front desk of a small company. Aside from taking calls & filing, she handles rentals, maintains records and makes calls to delinquint payers. She loves loves loves this job. The hours aren't much, but the pay is decent. Her immediate manager, J, however is a jerk. She came to my office today crying and cursing yet again over J and his antics. The very first time he said something inappropriate, I told her to start a log and she did. It's several pages long. She's been looking for another job, but they are difficult to come by, especially when you have little experience. She decided that she had to say something to someone, but she did not want to call and she wasn't sure who she should contact. We researched the company on line and she recognized a higher up guy named B! Some examples of thigns she's been dealing with: Inappropriate talk and innuendo; I am often given managerial level responsibilities; He has smoked pot & drank beer on premises; He leaves early/calls out & asks me to cover for him, but then takes away another day on the calendar that I was supposed to work so that he doesn't have to explain my extra hours; J has blamed me for things that he had told me to do or say; and more. I am proud of difficult child for speaking up for herself. The manager she spoke with, B, was very nice, apologized profusely to difficult child for these working conditions, said he wished she had called sooner and promised that some changes were going to take place, and that she would not lose her job. difficult child is still concerned she may lose her job or suffer some retaliation somehow and, frankly, so am I a little. Anyway, I hope she can keep her job because H will flip if she loses it now - jobs are so hard to come by these days.