I AM A GIRL - just putting this in there bc everyone is assuming this is coming from a guy's perspective
My Instagram was public with Venture Capitalist in the bio. Only reason for this was because it was more along the professional side. I got a follow from a guy who's bio had VC too so I figured I had found a connection. I requested to add his private account and as soon as I opened his page it was a picture of a guy getting a bottle of champagne poured on him by another guy. I wasn't sure who either of them were and forgot about it.
He messaged me for all my posts and stories and was super weird. I though about blocking him but decided not to in case I ever saw him somewhere. The VC area I am in is not a big as you would think. And I was absolutely right about that. I was in the hiring process with a firm and had a great first day. A larger boss.... let's call him Steve... walked me around. He told me my direct manager would introduce himself after a meeting with a client. Little did I know it was the champagne guy.
He walked up to shake hands and recognized me immediately. It was insanely awkward and Steve picked up on the vibe. He pulled me over later and said um do you two know each other some how. I didn't want to get someone fired or anything on the first day so I had just said I had seen him around somewhere. Well I shortly regretted that. Steve said if there's anything to tell me let me know, we then changed the subject and I met his lovely wife.
Champagne guy got WORSE and every weekend told me to go out and constantly stared at me. One time he told me there would be a team event, and I figured if it's for work it can't be that bad right? I walk in and there's 20 guys. Chain smoking and blow on the table and I instantly regret my decision but didn't want to just walk out. I then go into another room planning to make an escape, to see Steve with ANOTHER WOMAN. He invited some 25 yr old tramp when I had met his wife earlier that week. We made eye contact and I walked straight out. The weekend went by and I got no messages from either of them. I figured they were too effed up to even remember seeing me but I was wrong. Well that made coming in Monday even worse.
They tried giving me a raise and were so shady about it. They said I was doing "a great job". Basically some nasty way of trying to get me to keep my mouth shut. I put my 2 weeks in and never looked back. Worst bosses imaginable.
What about your stories?