(Closed) Do you find it different working with men and women?

posted 9 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I prefer working with men because there is less cattiness and backstabbing – of course, some of it may have to do with education level. I thought that working at a university would surround me with intelligent, educated people, but I was wrong. =(

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I HATE working with women. Well, no, that’s not true. At my last job the women were great. It must just be the women HERE that I hate working with…

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m in the same situation honeybun. (I felt kinda awkward calling you that – LOL!!) At my last job, the women were fabulous. At this one, they are rude – and all sorts of other things I’d rather not say!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I hate saying it, but I work so much better with men than women. I find women take things more personally and they tend to be more catty. In my office, I get along with all five male colleagues, and with only one out of six female colleagues.

EDIT: Oh, also, I’ve had two women bosses before, and three male bosses. The jobs where I worked for the women were ten times more stressful. And like, I’m a woman, so I of course can sympathize that it’s harder to be a woman in certain industries, but these women were just awful and downright mean to their employees. The men I’ve worked for have always been fair and courteous.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@sage: You made me LOL!! A few others on here have referred to me as HB…I thought they did that to save time, but maybe they were just avoiding the same awkwardness! hehe

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

2 of my bosses right now are both women, and while I LOVE working with one, they’re both still in high school mentally. Cattiness, back-stabbing and gossiping are the name of the game for the most senior one and it’s absolutely exhausting. I LOVE working the guys in my store, mostly because I get along with them or I can just blow them off.

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

YES YES YES YES YES

I work in an engineering office, ALL men. There are like, 2 or 3 women here and they are all managers. And, because they are women engineers, they are unlike most women in that there is NO DRAMA.

The men I work with tend to be workaholics though. I haven’t really dealt with any disrespect due to my sex, sometimes due to my age, but that is b/c i am not super smart in this field yet and I am ok with that. My boss is a woman though, which is great…she’s driven but she’s not a workaholic and balances her work and family life better than all the men I work with, so I feel like when my time comes, she’ll respect it, not look down upon me for it.

Working with men is just so much less drama.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

“Working with men is just so much less drama.”

 

AMEN!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

It depends on the job, but typically I prefer working with men. WAY less drama. Word.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

i dislike working with women.

i have a construction background so im use to being one of few women in an office and i prefer it that way.  my personal rule has always been just because im surrounded by men that does NOT make me one of the boys and ive always been treated with respect and ive never felt competative with a male.

 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@EJS: I think my women are your men in disguise. They work work work work, and I know it’s just to make themselves look good. Nights, weekends, they never EVER leave for lunch and always eat at their desks while working. And pretty much make you feel guilty if you try to take 5 minutes to eat or leave before 6 pm (we are supposed to get off at 5)

 

Post # 16
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Honey bee

Are you talking about a vendor/client relationship or coworker relationship? In general, if you are talking about a coworker relationship, I hate working with women. While not all women are this way, the ones I have encountered spend more time gossipping and backstabbing than actually doing anything productive. I have not seen this happen with men.

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