Corporate Cougars


When 22-year-old Brian* started temping as the secretary for a prestigious New York City real estate firm, he expected a professional environment where he could learn about a booming industry. What he got instead was a different type of education -- one that stressed him out and that forever changed his concept of sexual harassment in the workplace.

"I always thought this kind of stuff only happened to women with male bosses," Brian complained, years later. "But being the only guy in the office, I was the target of a lot of rude comments about my appearance -- both good and bad -- and the fact that I was a male secretary was joked about incessantly."