Posted by: anonymous
2019-09-28 02:05:27
ID: 61856
When I was much younger, my boss was a short Italian man. He supervised twenty women and always said that he got pushed around at home so he was gonna do the pushing around in the office. Several women were scared of him, but I just saw a bully. He loved to call us by our last names, so I called him by his. Every time we’d call off sick, he’d insist on the medical reason we couldn’t come in. So mine was menstrual cramps, yeast infection, hormone imbalance (he was clueless), and any ‘female’ disease I could think of. Turns out that after a bit he quit asking everyone why they were calling off.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-09-27 19:19:37
ID: 61842
I've never really thought about it before, but the male bosses I've had have been totally checked out and never wanted to address issues. If there was a problem, they ignored it. The female bosses I've had haven't been perfect, but they've been fully engaged and put more effort into their positions. I think they had to work harder because I work in a male dominated industry.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-09-26 20:52:11
ID: 61838
In response to a confession. I'm guessing that you haven't had many bosses.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-09-26 12:17:38
ID: 61834
I would rather have a man boss than a woman. Most of the women bosses I have had have been catty and jealous.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-09-26 06:24:24
ID: 61831
Another white guy offered to talk to Older White Dude about the anti-racist book club. I mentioned to him that sexism was also a factor in this interaction. He kept asking for specifics, to "ground the conversation." I finally said, "Well, it's not appropriate for a man to force his way into a book club with a combative attitude towards the female facilitators, and critique a book he hasn't read yet, especially when the book was written by a woman with a Phd. Is that specific enough?" I am getting really tired of explaining this shit.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-09-25 19:04:47
ID: 61795
I posted a couple of months ago about job transfer due to crazy yelling lady. Old boss flipped out when I left. I put in for extra duty pay for my moving day, and she retaliated with a write up the very next day. The extra-duty pay is standard but not many people know about it, so they don't ask. Now she is having people lie, saying I didn't return materials that I never received in the first place. My replacement is someone with no experience and clients are pissed. Good luck with that, lol! I love my new job. The work is still challenging, and there are a few "personalities" but my boss actually provides me with actual support, which is new for me. Standards are higher here, and the boss holds himself to that standard. I don't know why I didn't ask for a transfer years ago!
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-09-25 06:03:20
ID: 61822
I wrote a text to a work friend saying I was uneasy about a particular White Dude colleague participating in a book club we are doing on the book White Fragility. The only problem is that I accidentally sent it to Mr. White Dude. I just got off the phone with him. He explained to me for an hour that the real issue is class, not race, but that racial justice is important and that he plans to come and listen. I said, well, it's not about listening. It's about talking. So please read the first chapter and underline a passage that makes you feel uncomfortable, because that's what we're going to be talking about. This guy wasn't even on the list, because we are starting with the leads, but horned his way in and is already telling me how to run it. Thank goodness an older white man is here to explain racism to us, lol
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-09-24 23:27:36
ID: 61818
I have a job, but I'm getting a little burned out after 8 years there. So I started looking for a new one a few weeks ago. I can't believe how many jobs requiring a college degree, which I have, are only paying like $35,000 a year. Seriously?!?! You want a college degree and at least xxx years of experience and you are only paying the equivalent of like $17/hour?!?! Actually, it's probably less since we all know salaried employees usually work more than 40 hours a week. I made that much money 15 years ago as a college student working as an office bitch who was basically only responsible for making coffee, picking up lunch, and filing. And i live in a pretty high cost of living area.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-09-24 18:14:04
ID: 61814
Exactly! Thank you, OP. Our Exec. Dir did not mention the fact that I did this by myself while managing 20 volunteers at the event. She mentioned a few good things like it looked like people were having fun, but I heard a lot more of the critical feedback.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-09-24 12:53:35
ID: 61813
In response to a confession. Your director should have given you feedback on what went well, too....starting with the fact that you did it by yourself!
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