Post # 1
If you go look at my recent post, you’ll find out that I was just out promoted. This thread is not about being overlooked for a job. I would like to discuss, though, the lack of woman hood I felt during the course of my non-awesome-pay-increase.
For the ladies that work hard for their paycheck, do you ever worry that the games of popularity are still at play? I just got personally oisted because I didn’t think had to the game. But it exists, especially for our greek sisters who have an even better hand.
Do you play the GAME? Why or why not?
Post # 3
Right now no. There is some weird clique ness happening right now and I’m the target ( seriously people!!! This isn’t HS! Grow the f up- End rant-) of the groups displeasure because I refuse to play their game. For me though, I’ve got a foot out the door, and I’m looking or something better, preferably field related, other wise I MIGHT try and play nice, but currently I just don’t give a fuck. Haha.
Post # 4
Seriously…right? I am not that girl and I feel like I am supposed to be and uh, NO. Just NO.
Post # 5
Where I work I could do 10 jobs at once, cure AIDS and find world peace but I will be waiting in line till it’s my turn to get a promotion so yeah, I feel there are dodgy goings on where I work.
Someone told me i had to go for a promotion last year, then promptly never gave me the job…that felt good. I know that if I dare to go for another promotion before a certain few women in our dept have been promoted, my life will be hell.
Post # 6
yikes, reminds me how I love working with all men.
Post # 7
I hate playing the game or hearing about it from other women. Just pay us what we’re worth… we are all equally human beings, whether a woman or a man washes toilets, the pay should be equal.
Post # 8
I played the popularity game a bit at my last company…before I was in a serious relationship and had my daughter. Fortunately I had the skills at my job to back it up and it’s not like I was really “playing the game”, I’m a social person by nature and very aggressive at work so things just happened quickly for me.
At my current company (same industry) I just don’t have the time to socialize outside of work or even really in work anymore. All of my peers grab drinks together outside of work and gab and are close. I’m friendly, but very focused on work when I’m there because I don’t have the ability to put in 50 hour work weeks like I used to. Needless to say, when positions open up, it will be interesting to see the way things pan out.