I think someone who works in a different department might be the victim of domestic abuse. Admittedly some of this is based on a prejudice view of how Australians behave, but she has certain behaviors that I don’t think correlate with just shyness. Like yesterday I opened a door on her, not knowing she was on the other side and she flinched badly, like more than others do.
I don’t really know what to do about it. A lot of advise is to speak to her, but I don’t think we’ve ever had a proper conversation with each other and it seems like a big first conversation to have with someone. She doesn’t seem to be close to anyone at work. Help me DiS. Although I guess I know the answer.