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Monika Coulson  Identity Verified
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May 30, 2003

Have a wonderful weekend everyone,


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]


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

Just wait until I find something to retaliate...



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.icon_frown.gif

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


Harry Bornemann  Identity Verified
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Linguists May 31, 2003

How about this one:

nice weekend,


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