I need your help with something. Earlier this morning, I was informed of the following: "I just had coffee with someone who can't get a job because of an article you wrote." Now, despite what you may think, I have many sensitive bones in my body. If I were actually directly responsible for someone not being able to get a job, or suffering otherwise, I would agonize over this for days and probably even longer than that. I would also offer to do whatever I could to rectify the situation. So naturally initially freaked out and responded, "Who?? What happened??" It was at this time that I was informed that the person unable to get a job, allegedly because of me, "had worked at a prime brokerage and was named in a lawsuit regarding sexual harassment." For those of you with short memories, this is the guy who told a female colleague 1) "You should do what you're supposed to and lie on your back with your legs in the air," 2) "It moved," referring to the effect she had on his penis and 3) that he "shaved It for tonight," in advance of an outing with colleagues. So, this fellow has had some difficulty getting a new gig, not, he believes, because he's named in a lawsuit as a major legal liability, per se, but because I wrote a post based on said suit. And he would like to know if I will take down said post down.
So, what do you all think? Should we here at DB show some compassion to this smooth operator? Or should his one-liners remain available for all to see (which they will anyway, as the suit is online and written about in other venues but, you know, on DB)? There's only one fair way to figure this out this, so: vote now. Polls close at 4, at which time his fate will be decided.
Should the post come down?
c. Other (what?)