||[Nov. 3rd, 2012|02:01 pm]
The Question Club
Have you faced discrimination at your job because of your gender? How did you handle it?|
I've been working at a production bakery for the last 2 1/2 weeks. The night shift is about 98% men (there are about 5 women total, and only 1-2 women working on the production bench at a time). So far, all I have relegated to do is remedial tasks (egg-washing, rounding and cleaning). When the other women and I ask any of the men questions, we are either shushed or ignored. Despite the fact that I can pretty much do much of the work without supervision, I constantly have the men breathing down my neck. And if I get called "honey" or "sweetheart" again, I'm going to say something that they're not going to like.