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Take steps to protest manager’s behavior

Q. I work in a small company outside of Boston. We manufacture a highly specialized medical device, which is considered very innovative and could help many people live longer lives. I love what I do. However, the company just hired a new manager for our team. Although I think he is a very competent engineer, his professional etiquette is lacking. He tells vulgar jokes and shares inappropriate text messages at the beginning of our weekly meetings, and some of his comments are really quite perverted. A few of us have tried to ignore his behavior thinking it would get better. Well, it hasn’t. What can we do?

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