In a perfect world, pt. 2-1  

rm_phoundrx7 40M
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2/21/2006 2:04 am

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In a perfect world, pt. 2-1

Men & women don't get along.

Both sides don't understand one another, so they begin to make assumptions about the other.

From a man's point of view, women are illogical, over-emotional, and made for child-rearing (which, btw, has been their primary role in every society since the dawn of time, until the last half-century).

From a woman's point of view, men are horny, over-competitive, bread winners made to support their family.

But, for the last 50 years, the gender roles have been changing. Women are looked at to bring in some bread, though men are still expected to be the primary in a relationship.

With women entering the workforce, all the off-color, good natured humor that we engaged in at work couldn't be done (after all, most of what we talked about was you, the female). A few women would tolerate it, even fewer would join in. We had to start taking work seriously. The stress breaker was taken away from us.

Plus, you have the added pressure of dealing with an overly emotional person (those 5 days for some of you can be an interesting experience) who you have no clue what they're going to be like one day to the next.

Here's something from my own perspective. I've had male, and female bosses. Both sides have their incompetents, people who should never be in management in the first place. However, when it comes to being hypocritical, women have this one hands down. The bad male managers I've worked for have the bad habit of being right, even if they're wrong typically.

Females tend to be backstabbing & hypocritical. Had a manager who liked to give the employees a bad time, but I always noticed no one ever gave her any back. Well, she took a shot at me, so I gave her one back (commented on her hair). Within an hour, the store manager was talking to me about it (it was busy). I explained what happened, to which he said don't say anything again in response. Well, couple weeks later, she made a smart-ass comment to me again. Me being a smart ass, I shot back. Removed from the management training program.

Now, for a positive. I have had competent managers on both sides of the aisle. It usually takes a person who can see ahead of themselves. I like working for those people. They understand.

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