how people get along in the workplace

United States
May 30, 2008 7:10am CST
The hardest part of a job is getting along with everyone you work with. At my job, where we do massage, there are 4 of us that have been working together for 2 years. For the most part we all get along, but 2 are part-time. We are about to add another woman therapist and she seems very nice. The funny thing is that over time and several other hired therapists, we've learned to watch out for hiring men and newly licenced individuals. Newly licenced people tend to have so much excitement from what they've learned that they either want to show it off or they need to inform us seasoned therapists with a lot of practical experience. We call that knowledgeitis. Men with this affliction tend to be even harder to take, because they want to set themselves in a role that is superior to the women in the establishment. So far 3 out of 3 try to get the women to change their sheets, do their filing, and add up and tell them how much money they've made so far that day. Is it unrealistic to believe that they are unable to accept their role as equal, and why is it so hard to live and let live in this environment?
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@jonesy123 (3950)
• United States
30 May 08
It's natural for man to brag about their accomplishments. It's instinctive mating behavior. The better a provider they are the more attractive they are to the females, lol. And I'm sure with a little charm they think women will comply and make their job easier in doing the not so fun work for them. Especially, if they got spoiled by mommy at home who thought that their 'little' boy is just not cut out for the domestic work;)
• United States
30 May 08
That's true. Mothers need to teach their sons that no job is "woman's work". Thanks for your input. I think I lost site of this in my female dominant job.