I am currently a state employee. For the past 9 months, I have been harassed by a fellow co-worker (different department). He has gone off on me twice. I'm pretty tough, but this guy scares the absolute bejesus out of me. He is verbally abusive, his body language is frightening (clenched fists, charging stance) and his face completely changes and his eyes turn black with rage. He hits all my chakras and my gut-feeling is RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!
He has written several disturbing things about me, has told people his mission in life it to get me fired, he has a dossier on me, he has had to get counseling because of his hatred for me but he comes up to my desk and in the most sickening voice says things like, "I really like your sweater." *chills* I am FORCED to talk to him and be polite which is fine for work matters, but small talk too? He creeps me out and I fear for my well-being. He also creeps my fellow co-workers out but he is "obsessed with hating me." He has also showed up to work with alcohol on his breath 3 times and one of those times he was drunk and sat on the floor next to a co-worker's desk and spewed his hate for me for 3hours.
He is known as the "ticking timebomb."
So, he applied for a promotion, and I found out early he didn't get it. The reason I found out early is because my boss did not want me to be at work the day they told him because they were afraid he'd come after me. They also asked me to take the day off after the holiday because "he would have time to think about things and his behavior is unpredictable." I was also told to not be alone, that the police would be dispatched immediately to my house if he went off, be aware of my surroundings, and "it would be great if you could be gone over the weekend."
He did not go off. But hey! False alarm! Go ahead and come back to work even though we feared this person wanted to do great harm to you! Nevermind the fact my bosses would sweep the building and his office for fear he brought in weapons and that you have to look over your shoulder for the rest of your life! Get on back to work!
Like hell! I went to the doctor and he IMMEDIATELY opened up a worker's comp case and prescribed counseling and AMBIEN. I am a wreck!
I have documented everything, by the way.
ETA: I have been telling my bosses the whole nine months there is a problem and their response: "we're working on it and you have no case for a grievance" Union Rep's response: "don't get a lawyer. It'll get ugly if you do."