I read this week's article on Meghan Markle's History-Making staff of all women and began to think about something that was quite a mystery to me when I was still working (recently retired from University teaching). I never got a promotion I did not have to fight for while my male colleagues did not have to put forward such energy to get what they deserved. But I digress... Actually, what I began thinking about was how the few women in a position of power at my University seldom offered even the slightest amount of help to other women. In fact, it was a woman who insisted I did not have the proper level of "service" when I put forward a request for my last promotion. She suggested I "wait a year and work on it." But did she offer guidance or advice, no? She actually sent this cryptic denial through one of her male colleagues. It turned out the following year I won the most prestigious service award given on our campus after which I went to her and asked directly for my promotion. She seemed a little taken back that I would overstep the lines on the organizational chart to speak directly to her, but I thanked her for her guidance the previous year and for her support of me as a woman. She was stunned by my directness and I did get my promotion. But I can think of countless instances where women failed to help other women over the span of my career. Something I never understood. When Madeleine Albright said "there is a special place in hell for women who don't help other women" she was shamed into an apology. Given my experiences, I am not sure that an apology was necessary.
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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.