Bosses at Royal Mail have recently suspended a female postie after claims that she cat called a builder and took a picture of him claiming it was for her “w**k bank”.
The forty-eight-year-old Royal Mail worker, Jade Buggie apparently took pictures of the builder and made “crude remarks” whilst he was working on a job in the Isle of Wight. Consequently, the builder reported her to Royal Mail and has since been suspended pending investigation.
Buggie has however denied the allegations made against her.
When speaking to The Sun, builder Shaun Jones described: “the whole thing was really weird, it freaked me out.”
“If I had taken a photo of her, I’d have been arrested straight away.”
“Everyone thinks builders wolf-whistle at girls, but it doesn’t happen at all now. I believe in equality but it works both ways.”
This statement by Mr Jones is supported by recent research as well which found that more than half of workers felt wolf whistling/cat calling was insulting to women and completely unacceptable. Take a look at the full report here.
After Miss Buggie reportedly asked for the builder by name though she apparently then went on to take a photo of him. Mr Jones stated: “I said, “excuse me why have you done that?” She said, “it’s one for the w*** bank.”
“I presumed she fancied me. My missus tells me I’m good looking all the time but she’s probably a bit biased. I haven’t got a clue how she knew my name.”
Miss Buggie has stated though that builder Mr Jones had been harassing her for six weeks.
Royal Mail stated: “Royal Mail is investigating this matter and the case is being dealt with through our code of conduct.”
“The employee is currently suspended from duty.”
Take a look at one catcalling case in which two roofers shouted abuse at a woman out of their van window. The incident eventually resulted in their employee finding out and firing the culprit! Take a look at the full article here.
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