I've done the report. I handed it to Head Office yesterday.
Paris! Where is the Howkins report that was due yesterday? Why haven't you completed it yet?
This is never going to end unless I take action, but I need help.
Hi Gary. Can you please meet me after work? I need your advice. Usual place. P X
Later that day, Paris is confronted by her manager again.
....so now I'm not sure what to do next.
The Manager storms off angrily and Paris is once again left upset by the way in which she is being spoken to. She realises that this may not just be about her choice of uniform and in order to have a harmonious work environment, she may have to take action and engage in some constructive conflict.
It's definitely a difficult position to be in, but the best thing you can do is to be assertive and proactive. Make an appointment to have a chat about how he is making you feel when he talks to you like that.
Paris has a good friend who works as a counsellor. She acknowledges that this might be too big for her to deal with alone, so seeks his professional advice on the best way to handle the situation.
MrMason will see you now.
Gary and Paris spend time talking about Paris' current situation at work.
Gary believes that there may be other issues at play and the best course of action would be to make an appointment to have a professional conversation with her Manager.
The next day Paris makes an appointment to see her Manager. She is nervous but understands that she must take the first steps to resolving this conflict situation. She must confront Mr Mason in an assertive, non-aggressive manner.