The women I have met within the male domination environment I am working with, have hardly ever been those with a technical background.
To be fair, I have always been the only one in between Personal Assistance, Admin care-takers or what ever fancy title they have come up with over the years.
I will be honest, these ladies have not been my favorite people to hang out with.
For nothing less than their personalities.
They always seem to put too much effort in clothing, hair and make up.
Once one of them asked me “You are a woman too, why don’t you dress up a bit”, along with a link of an online shop who sells dresses.
Well, thanks for thinking my clothing style is crap.
It is very simple, true.
But in my defense, I work with technicians and engineers.
Walking around in high heels and dresses wouldn’t make me popular with them for the right reason.
Besides, I am very comfortable with what I am wearing.
Then, just because they are assisting the manager, they might get to hear the “gossips” prior to anyone else.
They are secretive about it and just feel so proud of it.
I HATE gossiping. No exception.
Anyone who does that, can stay away from me.
They always prefer some colleagues (handsome men) over others (simple dressed girls who are a possible “threat” to their “popularity”.
I have noticed that I always had to remind them a little more often and wait a little bit longer for something simple but necessary, which only they can do.
They sell proudly that they are working with men only (and me), but have NO interest whatsoever in the technology about it.
Last but not least, they are so incredibly, terribly loud.
If someone listens to someone else rather than them, they will start shouting to gain attention.
They will bring a home made cake to increase their popularity.
They will make their cleavage just a bit more visible.
They will just do a few extra shitty tasks the manager has demanded of them.
I really hope it were just my experiences, but I do think it’s common known that women are competing a lot with each other. Someone being jealous at them, seems like the largest achievement.
In all fairness, I am not one of those women “who hate women”, but I prefer men.
What about you?
What is your experiences with “working with women”?