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Should I Tell?

Dear Sugar--

I went to my office last Sunday to get some work done before the week began and when I arrived, the door was locked. I didn't bother knocking because I simply assumed no one was there since it was the weekend and all. As I unlocked the door, I saw one of my coworkers with his pants down and my supervisor sitting on her desk. I gasped, but didn't say anything and walked out the door with my jaw dragging on the ground.

Now what makes this situation difficult is that she is my manager and I don't know what I should do. Should I report it to her manager or should I just drop it and act like they never happened? I'm afraid this is going to make for an extremely awkward working relationship and I can't get that awfull image out of my head. Please help me!! --Caught them in the Act Aimee

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Dear Caught them in the Act Aimee--

Wow, your manager sure did put you in an awkward situation didn't she! Messing around in the office certainly wasn't the smartest decision on her part, and although you feel quite uncomfortable, I can guarantee that she feels worse than you do right now.

Telling her manager is just going to stir the pot even more so I would suggest keeping this incident to yourselves. While it might be hard to get the image out of your head, try to let it go. If you foresee their sexcapade getting between your work and your relationship with your supervisor, have a chat with her, but I suggest going over her head to be a last resort.

It wouldn't surprise me if you have lost some respect for this woman, but I am sure she is beside herself with embarrassment, which is the worst punishment of all. Good luck!


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