UPDATE – is this cultural and is it an excuse

posted 2 years ago in Career
Post # 2
905 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

You gave him exactly what he wanted; an apology, an admittance that you were being “aggressive” which wasn’t even aggressive at all – you acted like any other male coworker would have…

… and he still doesn’t respect you.  Because he didn’t from the start and it was painfully obvious.

Well, at least you made an attempt to “fix” things.  

Post # 3
5075 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2050

If this guy is a sub-contractor, that means your company hired him, so can’t they fire him? Or go to his bosses and say “adjust this guy’s attitude, or give us someone who will work with us, or lose our business”? Unless he has some unique skill or qualification, I don’t understand why your company is willing to pay for this guy to cause trouble and give your boss headache and more work.

Post # 4
905 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

It just really bothers me that more often than not it’s a woman being urged to be the “bigger and better person” in situations like this.  Even when we are completely right, and a man is completely wrong, somehow we’re made to feel we need to be the person who needs to apologize for making it obvious a man is wrong, like it’s our punishment.

No.  God, does that piss me off.

Post # 6
2455 posts
Buzzing bee

MsGinkgo:  I don’t care if he started the whole damn company and give your company services for free…your company is a lawsuit waiting to happening. Allowing their employee to be discriminated against and disrespected because of her gender is APPALLING

Post # 7
1155 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Document this shit, lady. All of it. Quietly, discreetly, on your own computer at home, but document it. 

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