What do I do about gender discrimination in a small company (25 people)?
November 2,2023 at 1:57AM UTC
Our HR department is one person and they are part of the discrimination I have experienced. The conversations I have heard at work by some in leadership are about how women often complain and say things aren’t fair. So, I’ve kept my mouth shut and just tried to be excellent and professional in my role hoping to earn promotion and opportunities on my own merits. But I found out today I’m getting passed up for projects that I am far more qualified for (I have a Master’s degree in the topic) and more seniority in the company (I’ve been there two years, this gentleman was hired last month.) I don’t feel like there is an advocate for me within my company. What resources are out there to help? (And important note is that I am the main source of income for my family so I can’t just up and quit.)
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We see a highlight reel of promotions, families, vacations, and growing businesses. ?
We cheer on the folks making moves, but at the same time...
(You know what I'm talking about with that "...". ⬆️)
Technology has made it VERY easy to feel like an unpopped kernel.
That's why this little quote is one of my favorites. ?
"Popcorn is prepared in the same pot, in the same heat, in the same oil, and yet...the kernels do not all pop at the same time. Don't compare yourself to others. Your time to pop is coming."
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But keep hopping back in the pot, my friend. Your time to pop is coming. ❤️
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