I think I grew up in a bubble. I was never discouraged from anything “manly” only “dangerous”. So I didn’t learn to ride a motorcycle until this year. Mostly because I work at a motorcycle dealership. Everyday, I feel more and more certain that many women steer away from motorcycle stores because of the still small market of women’s gear and lack of motorcycles that accommodate us. Many bikes are simply too heavy to hold up or too tall to stand on. I have also noticed how my coworkers and even our suppliers sometimes slip into stereotypes of bikers - you know, the ones who joke about how “riding cherry” makes you less of a man or that women are only good for riding on the back and complaining. And let’s not start on how many proposals for a “calendar” are submitted. I do my best to gently remind them how their attitude can affect business because women make up a huge portion of spending power - but mostly I’m seen as a “bra burner” who will just have to “ignore” customers and clients who are clearly part of an older, biased crowd. Either I need more than 2 women working here or I need to change jobs.
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I'm looking forward to learning from you ladies, engaging, and hopefully building meaningful connections.
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Doea anyone know what Jacobs engineering uk maternity policy is?
Specifically the required length of service to qualify?
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I don't know why, but I have been feeling hesitant about publishing a portfolio.
I just feel so scared in posting all of my accomplishments online where anyone can see. I've tried multiple times creating a career portfolio and I always abandon it midway. I also feel like I don't have enough accomplishments I can brag about. Any advice?
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I am not quite sure what to put this in the comments.
But at my work, they pay the males more than they pay the females, even if the females have degrees. I have three degrees. The two men that I work with get more then I do. The one that just got hired gets $2 more an hour then I do & has no experience or degrees, the other one has been there one month longer then me & is handsome & never even finished school with a very shady past & gets $3 more an hour then I do. I have also worked in this industry for over 25 years. I’m very upset about this & have already approached management about it twice. Any suggestions?
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I ran across this article on salary negotiation.
The tips come from an Indiana University professor of business law and management. I thought I would share since I've seen posts in the past asking how to negotiate.
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I have been working for a company for over 7 years.
I'm a valued worker and am excellent at what I do. I am an accounts manager and I spend a lot of time working with customers and ensuring the accounts of sales projects are correct and in scope of their contracts. However, our workplace is toxic. The salesMEN are very demanding and demeaning of their coworkers. They are non-communicative, demanding, and rude. The boss seems to be more interested in money from sales than the moral of the overall workers. I have had confrontations with a couple of these salesmen as I try to provide support to them. My boss just told me he wants me to work from home because they feel I'm am difficult to work with. I am concerned about not being able to fully complete my job tasks now as I am isolated from my co-workers. Even though me boss has provided me with computers, dual monitors, phone and a printer at my home, it feels like I'm being pushed out.