"Day Without a Woman"

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 181
1607 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

missinthecity :  wow that’s actually a really crazy story. I mean, I guess it works in your favour for this particular instance but really shows how screwed up the system is. It also helps back up anyone who doesn’t believe when women “complain and make up stories” about how they make less (cough italianbride cough). 

Post # 182
518 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

For the record, I would not have been fired or gotten in trouble if I did choose to miss work. However, I am salaried and have a ton of responsibilities and my leadership believes in me to do these things on time and in full. If I missed work for this protest, while I would not be reprimanded, I would have been an irresponsible employee and would not have met my commitments for the day. My leadership respects me to do my job as a salaried employee and not bail on those commitments. My salary also depends on my work performance (raises are based on merit) and missing work for this protest would be considered a lack of performance. 

I celebrated international womens day by participating in a STEM fair with my coworkers at a local Middle School trying to incite young girls to enter STEM fields. To me, that ws a much better use of my time for Women than skipping out on work (therefore skipping out on the STEM event and letting down hundreds of children!)

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