Dennis Swartz, MBA, GRI...experience counts! (Full Circle Property Management)

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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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I'm so sad that you feel that way, Dennis and I'm sure you're not the only man making those changes.

Call me old fashioned but, a nice compliment is welcomed by me and is nowhere near crossing the line of sexual harassment...as least not in my book.

Dec 29, 2017 05:29 AM
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Jeff Pearl
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No. Compliments are a long way away from sexual harassment.

Dec 29, 2017 04:21 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
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No.

I think it's ridiculous that people feel they can't compliment other people in the event it might be seen as harassment. I know someone who got mad that someone else called her "honey." It might be against some sort of rules, but saying someone looks nice, or their hair cut is great, is fine in my book. Telling someone you want to touch their boobs is not. 

Dec 29, 2017 03:16 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
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No, has never been an issue. 

Dec 29, 2017 06:09 AM
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Peter Testa
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Not even remotely an issue here.

Dec 29, 2017 04:56 AM
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Nina Hollander
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I don't.... I don't harrass anyone. By the same token I don not take offense to a compliment, someone holding the door open for me, etc. I do the same for others.

Dec 29, 2017 01:49 PM
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Candice A. Donofrio
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Oh man. I think if you hold a mindset of fear, it actually makes you more susceptible to problems. Just be yourself, come from a place of sincerity and it's all good. Unless they're assholes in pink pussy hats, women want to know you think they look pretty. Guy at the grocery store meat counter tells me every time he sees me that I'm beautiful, reaches out and hi-5s me. Makes my day! I wouldn't complain about him. I've complained about the dumb kids he employs that don't know what dry scallops are. LOL

Dec 29, 2017 07:02 AM
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Barbara Todaro
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isn't it ashame that it's to this degree.... 

Dec 29, 2017 06:53 AM
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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
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I see nothing wrong with complimenting anyone.  That does not constitute sexual harassment in any way.. not even remotely in my book.  I think a lady should accept a compliment gracefully the way it was given.

Dec 29, 2017 06:44 AM
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Roy Kelley
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No. I try to treat everyone with respect.

Dec 29, 2017 05:50 AM
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Bob Crane
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Treat all people with respect and you will be fine, those folks who made the news were royal jerks and rapists.

Dec 29, 2017 06:49 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
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Nope, I'm a big girl - if anyone does something I don't find appropriate, I tell them so - I don't need to sue them, I'm armed!

Dec 29, 2017 03:16 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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No; I just identify myself as someone else before I open my trap.

Dec 29, 2017 02:49 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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I  have a hard enough time remembering to compliment my dates on how they look, so I don't have to worry about co-workers/clients/random people.  There is a BIG difference though between "Your outfit looks great" and "Your outfit great, but it would look better on the floor next to my bed."

 

Dec 29, 2017 01:53 PM
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
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Of course not. My relationships with my coworkers have never been questionable and there's no reason to change them now.

I can't imagine a world where "Nice hair cut" is construed as sexual harassment.

Dec 29, 2017 01:06 PM
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Greg Large
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Has not altered behavior, who wants to live in a world where you have to think twice whether to offer a sincere compliment to a man or woman?  No inappropriate innuendos or unsolicited touching has ever been acceptable behavior for a gentleman the way I was raised. Respect others sensibilities and space, period.

Dec 29, 2017 11:22 AM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
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Too bad that kind compliments are now suspect.  This is like any bit of political correctness.  The pendulum swings too far the other direction and creates chaos and fuel for lawsuits. And society is that much less due to it. True sexual harassment needs to be curtailed, but common courtesy should be encouraged.

Dec 29, 2017 09:54 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
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I conduct myself as I always have.  I treat people with dignity and respect. If someone says something to me or does something that I feel is inappropriate ... I use my voice and I let them know it. 

Dec 29, 2017 08:57 AM
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Wayne Martin
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The way things are going soon a conversation will be against the rules. Then common sense may make a comeback, hopefully, and things will begin to be more sensical!

Dec 29, 2017 06:26 AM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
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Not changing a thing as far as I'm concerned.

Dec 29, 2017 06:15 AM
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Richard Weeks
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No mistletoe at our office this year.

Dec 29, 2017 05:21 AM
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Steve Higgins
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No it hasn't. 

Dec 29, 2017 05:13 AM
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Joe Pryor
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Never had a problem with that.

Dec 29, 2017 04:27 AM
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Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
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 I've been "Mike Pence" for a long time when it comes to being alone with a woman other than my wife.

   Compliments?  It's part of my conversation; I won't change it.   

    And I'm not offended when a female employee at a restaurant, grocery store, or anywhere else calls me "honey" or "darling" or "sweetie".  It's a Southern thing.

Dec 29, 2017 07:25 PM
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Susie Kay
Ultima Real Estate - Plano, TX
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It hasn't changed anything for me Dennis Swartz ! 

Dec 29, 2017 08:03 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
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Mature people can read signs, hear responses and act accordingly. Maturity, common sense and going about something for the right reasons all work. It was the lack of these things that cause problems. The Bee always chases the honey source but for what reason? Therein lies the key. True love prevails

Dec 29, 2017 07:20 AM
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Corinne Guest
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NO and I do believe these people are just abusing their position and ability to be in front of cameras. (Some claims may be valid but all??) I just find it hard to believe there is so much. An acquantance of mine was taken into HR and told a complaint had been filed against him. It was ridiculous and he had so much to counter her so called claims, including Christmas presents to the family, thanks for being a great boss. None of her claims amounted to SH but she was moved from her position to pacify her. Now her new boss walks on egg shells and wishes she would leave. She hates her job and takes it out on her bosses to try to get a paid termination. Unreal!

Dec 29, 2017 05:37 AM
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Scott Godzyk
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I always try to keep things professional these days any way. You have to be care full about that joke you told 20 years ago that could offend someone who remembers it today. 

Dec 29, 2017 05:13 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
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In politics, it is one way to term limits.

It amazes me that it is a one-way street!

Dec 29, 2017 04:19 AM
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Gabe Sanders
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No changes, here.

Dec 29, 2017 06:18 AM
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No.

Dec 29, 2017 05:13 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
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The men in power should take action to make their lives easier and simpler.

That means excluding women from the process entirely.

A male being approached by a women or children should throw their hands in the air and shout, "Get that away from me."

Such reaction is justified when accusers can destroy others without being identified.

Dec 29, 2017 05:12 AM
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Lyn Sims
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Well I think from your examples you are over reacting. Unfortunately the 'pervs' that should be paying attention are not.

We have had no reaction from our owners which is disappointing. What do you expect from the 'good ole' boys' club?

Dec 29, 2017 05:04 AM
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Will Hamm
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It has plus I notice a female that will call me dear or other things.

 

Jan 02, 2018 11:03 AM
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Joan Cox
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I do think our behavior needs to be adjusted, sadly.

Dec 31, 2017 07:50 AM
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Praful Thakkar
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Better Safe Than Sorry!

Dec 29, 2017 09:48 PM
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Nope, I never perpetrated it so why would I change?

Dec 29, 2017 07:45 PM
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No not much

Dec 29, 2017 07:42 AM
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No.

Dec 29, 2017 02:18 AM