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My daughter slapped a work colleague on the shop floor!

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plastique Fri 28-Oct-16 20:50:17

My daughter is distraught, she slapped a colleague at work whilst having playful banter (though they did cross the line), but it was a bit hard, left a mark for 10 mins and colleague is not happy...what should she do??

Bertucci Fri 28-Oct-16 20:51:47

OMG - apologise profusely and hope for the best?

I would think she may well get fired.

yesterdaysunshine Fri 28-Oct-16 20:51:48

All she can really do is apologise profusely and explain she crossed a line and promise no physical contact again.

rumpelstiltskin43 Fri 28-Oct-16 20:52:04

Pray that she's not fired!

sparechange Fri 28-Oct-16 20:52:11

Apologise, and talk to them. How hard was the slap, and WHY was she slapping someone?
Is this the first time it has happened?

ReallyShouldKnowBetterAtMyAge Fri 28-Oct-16 20:52:18

Resign before she is sacked for gross misconduct.

onemorecupofcoffeefortheroad Fri 28-Oct-16 20:52:22

Apologise ... Say "oh goodness I'm so so sorry, I really didn't mean that to happen"

Cherrysoup Fri 28-Oct-16 20:52:38

Apologise, inform manager and pray colleague doesn't have her charged with common assault. I imagine she knows how incredibly foolish that was, not to mention highly inappropriate in a work or indeed any environment.

rumpelstiltskin43 Fri 28-Oct-16 20:53:31

Banter always seems to manage to cross the line. Then people say "Oh, it was just banter".

LittleBearPad Fri 28-Oct-16 20:54:03

Update her CV

Pray she isn't fired, apologise profusely but likely have to find a new job.

Learn to behave better

TirednessIsComing Fri 28-Oct-16 20:54:34

Apologise, hope she's not fired or that the colleague doesn't talk to the police about assault and work on her unprofessionalism and issues.

Penfold007 Fri 28-Oct-16 20:55:58

Resign with immediate effect, apologise and hope she isn't sacked and reported to police. Why did she slap another human being?

PirateFairy45 Fri 28-Oct-16 20:56:02

Learn not to slap people.

Apologies and resign.

ChequeOff Fri 28-Oct-16 21:06:06

What? Why did she slap them? How do you slap someone in banter? confused

Wolfiefan Fri 28-Oct-16 21:07:32

You don't slap people at work. I agree she may well be sacked. Update CV and get job hunting. Hope previous employers provide references.

NotWeavingButDarning Fri 28-Oct-16 21:08:29

Omg! Agree, she should apologise profusely and probably resign before she's sacked.

And if I were her I'd never let that job near my cv, because informal references from a manager or colleague could scupper her for ages.

SavoyCabbage Fri 28-Oct-16 21:10:27

She should resign. The other person should not have to work with someone who has lamped them.

You can't behave like that and then say it's banter.

PoshPenny Fri 28-Oct-16 21:12:09

What do you mean by "they crossed a line".
It sounds like gross misconduct/instant dismissal. Were there witnesses?

Dryerwasher Fri 28-Oct-16 21:12:39

a colleague can never be slapped in banter. The intention was clearly there.

shinynewusername Fri 28-Oct-16 21:13:08

Agree with PPs - apologise profusely and resign before she is sacked.

RentANDBills Fri 28-Oct-16 21:13:17

She slapped them hard enough to leave a mark for 10 minutes? shock that's really quite a whack.

Depends on how long she's been there and what her relationship is like with the colleague but tbh I agree with PPs, she should resign.

Dryerwasher Fri 28-Oct-16 21:13:50

How did that even happen? How did she go from working to playful to slapping? That's not the whole story

SailingThroughTime Fri 28-Oct-16 21:14:30

I was a slapee in 'banter' circumstances. Clear hand print left on my arm which another colleague took a pic of.

The slapper was mortified and apologised profusely. I made it clear that I wasn't happy but I liked her - a lot. I'm confident it won't happen again. So it depends on the relationship.

There is another colleague who occasionally is a bit 'handy' in a supposedly jokey way. Next time she does it, I'm going to properly twat her.

I think your DD needs to make a proper apology though.

AcrossthePond55 Fri 28-Oct-16 21:14:44

I'd say apologize profusely and offer to resign. Let it be up to management as to whether or not they accept her offer.

LumpySpacedPrincess Fri 28-Oct-16 21:15:11

Why did she slap him?

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