(Closed) Do you work a "man's" job?

posted 6 years ago in Career
  • poll: Do you work a male oriented job?
    Yes : (54 votes)
    45 %
    No : (67 votes)
    55 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    I’m in academia, which is sadly still a very male-dominated field. It’s getting better, but there is still a lot of misogyny and nepotism.

    Post # 4
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    engineering major that just got out of the military… aviation to be more specific. So yea… very male dominated. and yes I get the… “you were in the military??? really? but you’re so girly!?” who says a girl can’t wear a dress if she flys planes and likes physics!?

    Post # 5
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I dont really think of it as a mans job, but I guess since I do work with like 90% men.  I’m in engineering.

    Post # 6
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    Studying to be an elementary school teacher, so no.

    Post # 7
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    7293 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Love this thread! Be curious to see the responses 😉

    Post # 8
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I hate that there are still things considered “men’s” jobs and “women’s” jobs. I work in a female-dominated office in a gender-neutral field.

    I thought about doing butchery training as I’m a keen cook and very hands-on with carcasses. Father-In-Law is a former butcher (amongst other things) so I’d like to ask him if I could get involved one time when he’s doing a stag (he hunts).

    My aunt was one of the first female sound”men” on the stadium rock circuit in the 1980s.

    Could we have an “I work in a gender neutral field” option?

    Post # 9
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    233 posts
    Helper bee

    I am an attorney.  It used to be a male dominated field, but there are increasingly more women in the field. 

    Post # 11
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    2981 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I’m an xray tech, and it’s about 50-50. Seems the men work more of the daylight hours, but it has to do with seniority, and choice. You can choose to do midnights, and some people really like that shift.

    Post # 13
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    11325 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I’d say yes. I am a lawyer. Over all (especially among younger lawyers), women are probably almost equal with men. But I’m a litigator and that is a VERY male dominated area. In 4 years I think I’ve dealt with……. 1 other woman litigator. All the rest are guys.

    Post # 14
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I dislike the title.  I know some fields are still predominantely male, but it doesn’t mean it’s a man’s job.

    My field was traditonally male, although I don’t think very many see it that way any more, and where I am it’s probably about a  60/40 split.

    Post # 15
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @prettypincushion:  No problem with the blood at all. I’m of the opinion that you shouldn’t be eating meat unless you can cope with doing the dirty work yourself. 

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