What Are The Chauvinistic NO NOs?

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Chauvinistic NO NOs

Cathy said:
Here's one I find to be big problem.to one particualr sex. I am not generalising, maybe its just the men folk I have worked with!.
Do you mean something like "Well, I gave it to the girl. What do you expect?" Not starting anything here, much, but that attitude is very prevalant in the workplace today. Not said out loud. Just when the good ole boys are passing the buck. I once had an excellent female Inspector reporting to me. She came with a QC Manager's background and years of hands on Inspection skills. You would not believe the complaints from her male co-workers and other male members of Management about her. The truth be known, she was more competent than any of them. When I tried to defend her, and suggest that they might learn something from her, I was accused of " you must have something going on with her". On more than one occasion, I had to caution subordinates that they were way out of line and leave my office. Like, NOW! The whole story about her credentials vs. the complaints about her would require a separate thread. Summing it up, they were very frightened by her accuracy and eye for details. Boy, I bet I opened up a can of wormys.
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Related to that energy, is I look older than I am (always have -- although I seem to be catching up). I noticed that many times when I was with a team, the team member who looked oldest usually got the most questions. It is like "this dude is old...he (she) must have the answers". I had a co-worker that was about two years older, but looked ten years younger (can you say "Just for Men"?). It drove him crazy. He had more experience than I, but he was never taken seriously. Boy, did I have fun with that! :smokin:
 

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starting stuff...

I've had some very fine girls/women work for me -- some better than most of the guys. I noticed that all was usually well when there was just one of them in a group of guys but when there were several females together the catfights and turf-wars and back-stabbing started more intensely than usually happened between competitive guys. My wife always told me not to hire more than one woman because of this as she saw it in her workplaces as well. A lady Ph.D. friend tells me to always have one woman on your team because they are more kinniving and sneeky than men, but never more than one. No offense intended ladies.... I love y'all!
 
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Mike S. said:
I've had some very fine girls/women work for me -- some better than most of the guys. I noticed that all was usually well when there was just one of them in a group of guys but when there were several females together the catfights and turf-wars and back-stabbing started more intensely than usually happened between competitive guys. My wife always told me not to hire more than one woman because of this as she saw it in her workplaces as well. A lady Ph.D. friend tells me to always have one woman on your team because they are more kinniving and sneeky than men, but never more than one. No offense intended ladies.... I love y'all!
Maybe this thread should be re-titled "Chauvinistic NO NOs" :eek:

I have had just the opposite experience with the ladies that I have worked with and for. At work I have found most of the ladies that I have worked with to be very professional (more so than many of the men I have worked with) and very supportive of their employees (I have never really been made to feel as a subordinate - more as a teammate.

As a part of our local church's Governing Board (as well as at work), I have found the ladies to generally be more in-tune with what I refer to as the "softer" people skills (e.g. always knowing when to celebrate a co-worker's birthday/anniversary, demonstrating concern during personal or family illnesses, etc.).

If anything I have learned to be a better "coach" and less of a "boss" from the women that I have worked with.
 

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ddhartma said:
Maybe this thread should be re-titled "Chauvinistic NO NOs" :eek: ...
...most of the ladies that I have worked with to be very professional (more so than many of the men I have worked with)...
...I have found the ladies to generally be more in-tune with what I refer to as the "softer" people skills...
...If anything I have learned to be a better "coach" and less of a "boss" from the women that I have worked with.
Women who seek equality with men lack ambition. (female chauvinism?) :eek:
 
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Some of my best friends are........

ddhartma said:
Maybe this thread should be re-titled "Chauvinistic NO NOs"
If anything I have learned to be a better "coach" and less of a "boss" from the women that I have worked with.
Well Dave,

What do you think? :vfunny:

Mike S. said:
I've had some very fine girls/women work for me -- some better than most of the guys. I noticed that all was usually well when there was just one of them in a group of guys but when there were several females together the catfights and turf-wars and back-stabbing started more intensely than usually happened between competitive guys. My wife always told me not to hire more than one woman because of this as she saw it in her workplaces as well. A lady Ph.D. friend tells me to always have one woman on your team because they are more kinniving and sneeky than men, but never more than one. No offense intended ladies.... I love y'all!
Guess you just have to watch out for them catfights and backstabbins! Specially those kinniving and sneeky types of wimmin. I fought this battle so many times before! We men call it career "advancement". And, in that respect, anything goes. Oh heavens, what have I started?

Shall we break it off and start a new thread? Call it Chauvinistic No No's? :bonk: With these awesome editorial powers, recently acquired, I can put in the Coffee Break Threads so as not to de-rail this one anymore than I have! Sheeeeesh!
 
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htanaka said:
Do American females prefer to be called ladies or women?
Overheard coming from the near the men's restroom: "that ain't no lady, that's XXXXXXXXX" the names have been changed to protect the not so innocent

Anyway, I've worked with some great gals and some great guys, I've worked woth some I would have stuffed in burlap with a couple of large rocks and thrown into a swift river if I thought I could get away with it.
Each person is an individual, good or bad.

I just chose an industry that has historically been a "man's" world, so I am used to men. My ex used to say I was scary because I could think like a man (is that an oxymoron :biglaugh:) when I was trying to figure out what men were thinking.
 
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That's a toughie

htanaka said:
Do American females prefer to be called ladies or women?
Well, htanaka, I know a few that will demonstrate to us that they are no "lady", as universally understood by many. :vfunny: However, I leave that up to the distinguished panel of females in the Cove to answer. My guess? Their names! Maybe their professional Titles? I'm in the dark as much as you are. Don't ever try "Sweetie" or "Dearie". If you do, cross your legs, tightly. :agree:
 
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BTW -- the Cove must be experiencing more technical difficulties. Sheriff Energy's avitar currently shown in his posts is incorrect, and should be the one attached.
 

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All female parking lot

Out of concern for women's safety, the City of Cleveland, Ohio has built the first "All Female Parking Lot" staffed by all female parking attendants. What a great idea! ;)
 

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