A boss asking you to kiss his butt to keep your job or be rehired isn’t sexual harassment
When Lord Acton wrote what would become one of the world’s greatest quotes, “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men,” it’s hard to believe he imaged the compromising positions World Wrestling Entertainment owner Vince McMahon would put his past, present and future employees through to regain or retain their jobs respectively.
Having disposed of his greatest competitor in World Championship Wrestling, Vince McMahon had wrestlers scurrying to him for employment. Rather than just give the grapplers a simple, “Yes,” or, “Nooooo!” McMahon decided to put their loyalty to the test. No, not by wrestling. McMahon gave certain wrestlers and announcers the chance to kiss his booty – the boss’ literal backside.
The first candidate in the officially dubbed “Vince McMahon Kiss My Ass Club” was WWF wrestler turned WCW/ECW Alliance traitor William Regal. Regal, having to financially take care of his family in the only way he knew how, let go of all his pride, puckered up, and kissed the pale posterior.
The hilarious moment for WW(E) fans that were happy to see a traitor get his comeuppance eventually made McMahon think anyone joining his club would create laughter. Sadly for Vince, the “distinction” turned into abuse as people were beaten and made to kiss McMahon’s butt – making him and his gluts a tyrannical force. Eventually The Rock stepped up and gave Vince a taste of his own medicine by making him kiss the large backside of Rikishi.
Even though Vince McMahon was put in his place, the fact remains that if your boss or potential employer asks you to join a butt-kissing club, it’s not sexual harassment. It’s just a disgusting way to show how badly you truly want a job and/or a display of your loyalty to the company.