Post Reply Have you ever encountered sexist discrimination in your job?
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30 / M / Marshall, Michigan
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Posted 5/30/16
Have you ever encountered sexist discrimination in your job?
Have you ever seen woman at your work discriminated against because she was a woman? (I don't mean sexist jokes, I mean stuff like never recognized, looked over for promotion, customer complaint ignored because she was a woman.)
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Yep. Men are discriminated against on the job all the time.

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Yes. I have seen men get promoted or provided opportunities that were not available for women. Not available means that the opportunity was open to everyone but the information was filtered to only one. The person who did this as a woman. I've also seen discrimination against men as well by male bosses. It goes both ways. All you can do is call it out if it is in your best interest to do so. Otherwise suck it up and move on or create your own opportunities.
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not to me personally but i know some of my female friends who have it happen to them and its disgusting
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27 / F / England
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Yeah, fairly recently.

Was on a two person Musical Theatre tour, which is fairly heavy going. My tour partner (male) and I worked out a great system wherein I took all the bulky items into the venue first and began to set up the space. This also meant I was the one to introduce ourselves, liaise with the venue and make any additional requests. He could then essentially come in and keep adding to the heavy basic set item's I'd placed whilst I dealt with the backdrop (FIDDLY). This meant that it was only fair that on the get out, he took the heavy stuff, whilst I went to organize payment, before following with the lighter items. For us, we were onstage the whole hour, working our arses off, and it only made sense to have a completely equal split of manual labour. He drove the tour, so I dealt with all of the finances and was the point of contact.

ANYWAY. Of the 17 Male managers we dealt with, after our shows, despite the fact I had been the only person they'd dealt directly with, 15 approached my male partner directly to ask about payment. He would always redirect them to me and some (not all) looked genuinely confused. It struck both of us as odd. The women managers tended to ask who they needed to speak to about payment. The men assumed the man was in charge...

It's hardly offensive, but it certainly made me wonder whether or not men assume I'm incompetent because I'm female.
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Lmao
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if anything it'd be the other way around
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Posted 8/14/16
Nope
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19 / M / east coast. Let t...
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Hahahaha....I don't have a job.
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i don't have a job
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Posted 8/14/16
Have a friend who works at a place that need to have at least one female and one male there 24/7, there is always a male but not enough female, main reason is because the manager there has said he don't think women belong I that line of work.
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Posted 8/14/16
Back in the early '70's I worked PT as a Christmas casual for the US Post Office. State of Washington had a steadfast rule about weight and how much females were expected to lift re postal sacks of either mail or parcels: 35 lbs max. Any guy who crammed the postal sacks over 50 lbs got hell over it from female staffers who would go complain to their staff super. But boy, whenever they were in an area dominated by guys they wouldn't hesitate to load up a sack weighing 100+ lbs (fruit cakes).

During the early '90's I drove someone else's 18-wheeler all 48 states. The outfit I drove for was OK but after 6 months it would cut back the monthly miles I could drive. Legally I could've driven 2900 miles in an 8-day logbook period and at .21/mile it wasn't great money but it was adequate for my needs as a single person. Never saw that. Got promised it when I signed up.

It was the same all over with other trucking outfits. I would inquire with other male drivers in our fleet who had more "tenure" (seniority didn't exist unless you were related to the owners by birth) and the litany of woe re more mileage as promise versus fact was universally understood. However, when I would talk to the few female drivers in our fleet, holy cow, they were constantly worried about staying log legal driving the miles. And when the outfits did short change them on monthly mileage all they had to do was quit, get rehired instantly by a different outfit even though many of these women had less no-accident trucking experience than the guys. Many of these guys tried to change over to another truck line with a perfect safety record, clean record, no debt like these ladies did.......to no avail. I don't think it was sexism back then but I found it hard to accept.

The real question to ask is ageism. You guys wait until you get to be 45.........you better be self-employed beyond that breakpoint if you happen to be momentarily unemployed.
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