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Monika Coulson  Identity Verified
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May 30, 2003

Have a wonderful weekend everyone,

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Jean-Luc Dumont  Identity Verified
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Men and Women at Work May 31, 2003

Thanks Monika

Funny little man!

Yes, many stereotypes in the workplace and so strongly rooted, it would take a jackhammer to get rid of them - see below.

Good weekend to all

Men and Women at Work

-If a family picture is on his desk
He's a solid, responsible family man
-If a family picture is on her desk
Her family comes before her career

-If his desk is all cluttered
He's obviously a hard worker and busy man
-If her desk is cluttered
She's obviously a disorganized scatterbrain

-If he is talking with his co-workers
He must be discussing the latest policies
-If she is talking with her co-workers
She must be gossiping

-If he's not at his desk
He must be in the meeting
-If she's not at her desk
She must be in the ladies' room

-If he's not in the office
He's meeting customers
-If she's not in the office
She must be out shopping

-If he's having lunch with the boss
He's on the way up
-If she's having lunch with the boss
They must be having an affair

-If the boss criticized him
He'll improve his performance
-If the boss criticized her
She knows he doesn't like women in the workplace

-If he got an unfair deal
He goes out and had a beer
-If she got an unfair deal
She cries

-If he's getting married
He'll be more settled and mature
-If she's getting married
She'll get pregnant and leave

-If his wife is having a baby
He'll need a raise
-If she's having a baby
She'll cost the company money in maternity benefits

-If he's going on a business trip
It's good for his career
-If she's going on a business trip
What will her husband say ?

-If he's looking for a better job
He knows how to recognize a good opportunity
-If she's leaving for a better job
Women are not dependable

-If he works a lot of overtime
He's a dedicated employee who will probably be promoted
-If she works a lot of overtime
She's shirking her family responsibilities

-If he seeks additional training
He's seeking to upgrade his skills
-If she wants additional training
She wasn't capable of the job in the first place

-If he dresses neatly and in style
He's concerned with the company image
-If she dresses stylishly
She's a slave to fashion and spends too much on clothes

-If he sometimes flirts
He's engaging in some harmless office banter
-If she sometime flirts
She's a slut

[Edited at 2003-05-31 02:30]

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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
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Ha, bl***y ha! May 31, 2003

Just wait until I find something to retaliate...

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Arnaud HERVE  Identity Verified
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Just another example... May 31, 2003

of the American sex war in the office. Makes me sick, personnally.

What about struggling for safer retirement finances, instead of pushing categories of the population against each others?

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Harry Bornemann  Identity Verified
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Linguists May 31, 2003

How about this one:

nice weekend,

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