(Closed) Being Called Girl vs Lady/Woman

posted 7 years ago in Career
  • poll: What do you think is ok to call a female at her workplace?
    little girl : (0 votes)
    lady : (5 votes)
    23 %
    woman : (10 votes)
    45 %
    employee : (7 votes)
    32 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Yep – I would take that as a little jab.  She was probably frustrated that she had to wait while you checked with the owner…too bad for her.  You did what you were supposed to!

    Post # 4
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    1664 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Was she an older woman (like grandmother-ly)?  Otherwise, I can see how that would be offensive for sure!

    Post # 5
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    14186 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Um, that is really rude. Really, really derogatory.

    I would neer expect to be called “little girl”. If i did, i certainly would correct them and not do them any favors!!!

    Post # 6
    Member
    290 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    i honestly am not usually offended by girl, lady, woman, etc. but the ‘little’! that’s a bit much!

    Post # 7
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    10851 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I agree with  junabiona, I wouldn’t get super offended by “girl”, although I’d prefer lady, employee, woman or, you know, my NAME. But “little” is definitely demeaning.

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