My work supervisor developed a crush on me during a university internship. He asked me to please send an email to his wife explaining that she was irrationally jealous and that “nothing had happened between us”. It hadn’t, and from a 65 year old man to a 25 year old university student such a request was completely inappropriate.

I decided to keep my distance and was later rated poorly for the work I had done during the internship. In a conversation with my supervisor many months later he confided in me that he had given me the bad write-up because he was hurt that I didn’t reciprocate his feelings for me.