(Closed) Professional Life: Is it easier to work with men than women?

posted 6 years ago in Career
  • poll: Is it easier to work with men than it is women?
    Yes... Men are much easier to deal with : (39 votes)
    50 %
    No... It really does not matter : (12 votes)
    15 %
    Women are easier to work with : (2 votes)
    3 %
    Doesn't matter the gender...It's the people! : (25 votes)
    32 %
  • Post # 3
    6661 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    It’s about 1,000X easier to work with men than women in my experience. I got really lucky with my boss, she’s one of the rare good ones. But even she is nicer to the guys than the girls. It’s just a competitive vibe between women. They’re more uptight, by the book and ther’es no such thing as a ‘girls club’ at work – no looking out for each other.

    Post # 4
    1079 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Hmmm. I don’t know, I think it really depends on the individual people and the work environment.  At my current job, the men can be way harder to work with than the women.

    Post # 5
    9917 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I have always worked with a lot of women because I went to an all-women’s college, and then to graduate school for teaching…and am now a teacher.  So for the past ten or so years, my professional and academic careers have been mostly with other women.  I do not find them any more difficult to deal with than men, but women can be a lot bitchier and catty.  However, men can be really sexist.  I’d rather have an intellectual discussion with a group of women, but that’s mostly because men tend to be assholes and demean women for their differences of opinion.  See, there’s my opinion! =)

    You need to add a “women are easier to work with” option to the poll.

    Post # 6
    3772 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I think it really varies.. sometimes I run into men that think I’m doing a man’s job and don’t take my word for anything.. in those cases it’s a freaking pain in the ass. But I do notice that personality wise I normally get along better with men so that may make wokring with them easier.

    Post # 8
    5011 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I’ve just come from working in an office full of men to an office full of women and it’s so much easier, but that’s because they’re nice girls and the guys were sh*ts.

    Honestly, you can get lovely girls and horrible boys or mean girls and delightful boys… it’s a matter of luck.

    Post # 9
    269 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    From my experience, the men I’ve worked with tend to be more flexible and easier to work with than the women I’ve worked with, however the worst co-worker I’ve ever had was a man.

    Post # 10
    5011 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Could we get an option for “It depends on the people rather than the gender”?

    Post # 12
    3697 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I’m a degreed engineer (so is my husband).  I went to college with 75% boys and work with mostly men.  In fact I’m the only female engineer in our department (of 40+ people).  There is my female assistant and our female department admin.  My right-hand-woman is the bees knees.  We gel, we work together, we get each other.  Our department admin is the personification of the worst word you could call a woman.  She actively tries to get us fired because she doesn’t like us.  I interviewed her for my asst. job and didn’t hire her (she’d suck at it, she’s NOT a people person, also she re-nigged on what she’d take for pay and wanted more than I was willing to pay and I won’t be manunipulated).  I did get her her job when I passed her resume on to my director.  Anyway, I’m a terrible boss, immature, cheap, bitchy, bad at my job, don’t do anything all day, and OMG don’t always paint my toenails.  My asst. isn’t qualified for her job, is too immature, has no experience, and doesn’t deserve her job. 

    The woman makes this a bad place to work.  The rest of the guys… some of them are assholes, but you can confront them about their assholery and they cut it out.  There’s no back-stabbing whiney BS, just work. 

    *sigh*  This is extenuating circumstances, but I’ve never preferred working (or living) with women. 

    Post # 13
    3978 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Mixed opinion here.

    I think men are easier to work with and women are more interesting to work with.

    I worked with only men for a few years and the workplace was dull as dust! Nobody ever talked, nothing ever happened.

    Where I was previously I worked mainly with women and it was horrible. So much gossip and backstabbing it was crazy.

    Where I am now it’s a good balance. The women are nice and interesting but not too mean or overly dramatic and there are a few men but not enough to make it too dramatic.


    I love where I am now and I wouldn’t go back to working only with men for anything.

    Post # 14
    533 posts
    Busy bee

    This topic is useless IMO. You can’t base an entire gender as horrible to work with. It’s based on the person! Coming from a management view on things, you’ve got no idea what some people come out with. No matter what bits they have.

    As long as you have a great work ethic, I don’t care who I have to work with.

    Post # 15
    13012 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    In my office, men are easier to work with.  They just don’t care about the stupid petty drama.  We’re in a high-intense field, so when things hit the fan, you don’t want the drama and attitudes.  In previous offices though, it didn’t seem to matter much. 

    Post # 16
    8042 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    @rrobins7:  Honestly I’d say it’s easier to work with men. I have never had any major issues working w. a man before and I don’t have to watch what I say around men as much as the backstabbling females.

    With that said, though, I have been lucky in the fact that I have worked w. a few nice females… they’re not all bad. Still some drama, though… and one in particular well let’s just say I am crossing my fingers that she’ll get a new job soon!

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