Posted January 08, 2019 12:13:53After being laid off from her job as a nurse in 2012, the 37-year-old was offered a promotion in her new role as a communications assistant.
She thought she’d make a good employee, she thought.
Instead, she was demoted for having sex with her co-workers.
The experience changed her life.
“I went from a normal life, to being depressed and not having much to live for,” she said.
“It was difficult at the time because I had a boyfriend.
I felt like I had to change things, to make things better.
And that’s what I did.
I went to therapy, I started looking for employment, and I started taking better care of myself.”
She began sharing her experiences on social media.
Over time, she has amassed over 3.5 million followers.
“People have shared their stories on Facebook and Twitter,” she told Ars.
“There are thousands of people who have told me they were sexually harassed or mistreated.
And I think that’s really what it’s about.
It’s a very public issue.”
In her first series of videos, she shares her story in a series of two-minute segments.
They begin with her first meeting with her boss, who she believes told her that she wasn’t good enough for his company.
He was fired, she said, for having an affair.
“It’s hard for me to write about this because it’s so private,” she continued.
“He’s in his 30s.
We just don’t have time to talk about it.
But he didn’t give me a reason.
He said, ‘I can’t fire you.
You have to stay.
We can’t let you go.'”
She describes a particularly bad day, where she had to get into a car and drive around, to avoid the police.
“And he wouldn’t let me drive, so I had the car towed.
So I had it towed to a car wash, and then I had another car, and so on.
And then my husband and I had this really long, uncomfortable conversation.
It was really hard.
And it took me about two hours to write that.
And the whole time I was thinking, ‘What the fuck am I going to say to this guy?’
He’s my husband.
We’ve had sex.
He’s never been with anyone else.
So that was very stressful.”
She was finally allowed to resign.
She was allowed to leave.
Her husband then began looking for another job.
She left the company and has never worked in a professional capacity again.
The series of speeches, each about an hour long, are divided into five segments.
The first, titled “The Story,” takes place in her apartment.
“This was my first time in front of a camera,” she says.
“My first time to make a video.
And for me, it was a big success.
I made $1,000 for my videos.
I can say that.
But I’m still not happy with my salary.”
The second, titled, “The Truth,” is about the same story.
“The truth is, this is what happened,” she continues.
“That was my husband’s first day at the company.
And he was a good person, and he was kind of a good husband.
But this happened.
And his wife left him.
And they had a relationship.
And my husband was laid off.
And so he went to work for a company.
They were fired.
And she was laid-off too.
And when he went back to work, he was fired too.
So he went and got married.
And now we’re both divorced.
I was really sad.”
She explains that she was fired because she refused to resign and that her husband, whom she calls her “second husband,” took it personally.
She says she had been sexually harassed by his supervisor and was fired for doing nothing.
She said that the company has a zero-tolerance policy for workplace sexual harassment.
She describes being called “fat pig,” “bitch,” and “a slut.”
She described having her phone number posted on a workplace bulletin board, which she says her husband found and contacted her.
“My husband called me a lot.
And sometimes when I was getting a call, he would just be like, ‘Hi, I’m a man.
What are you doing?
And he would say, ‘Hey, do you know where my phone is?
You’re supposed to know where your phone is,'” she said in her video.
“So I just just had to say no.”
Her husband was never charged with a crime, and she is not planning to file a lawsuit against him.
“We can’t bring these stories to the media.
They’re not my story.
They aren’t my life,”