Gender discrimination

Malaysia
July 16, 2008 8:41pm CST
Have you work under a superior who having gender discrimination? I'm experiencing right now but i can't do anything at all. To motivate myself, i only can keep persuade myself that maybe he has some bad experience that cause him dare not to work with a female staff. However, i think he needs to overcome it as it is really unfair to all the female staff who work with him in the same organisation.
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@rsa101 (17844)
• Quezon City, Philippines
18 Jul 08
Well in my place I do not think that gender is an issue since I work in an almost all female workers in my place. We are a few male employees in my workplace and most of my superiors are female too. I really do not feel that I am discriminated because of my gender. In here what is being discriminated is you educational background, if you graduated in a prestigious school there is a high possibility that you get the best position in the company and if you graduated in a small and unknown college then most probably you'll need to struggle more to get the juicy position in that company. But gender is not an issue nowadays in my place. If your good then you can easily get to what you like.
• Malaysia
18 Jul 08
Hi rsa101, thanks for the response. I envy you as you don't have such problem in your working environment. In my opinion, your company also can't judge people based on the college that employee graduated from. Everybody should be treated equally and of course those who more capable are entitled more credit. Have a nice day:)
@mi24k2 (5)
• United States
17 Jul 08
The worst i have ever seen gender discrimination was at one of my former jobs. They refused to hire women for particular jobs and men for others. The CEO also discriminated against "looks" as well, if you were not good looking in his eyes ten you probably wouldn't get the job. I actually watched him hire several women (18 yo cocktail waitresses from local restaurant) without degrees and promote them to Manager on their first day, even over men that had degrees in their field. He also discriminated against political views, he is very anti-democrat. He would hold one on ones and ask your point of view and if yours was different he would call you stupid, ignorant, etc. He is the most on uncouth person on the planet.
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• Malaysia
18 Jul 08
Hi mi24k2, thanks for your response. Wow, your CEO at your former job really too much because he is also trest people by how people look. It is definitely obvious when he went to promote those waitresses that without any degrees to manager at the first day. If i were you, i may consider resign and find another job. Have a nice day:)
• China
17 Jul 08
I have the same situation as you do.my superior get along very well with others except me.I am the only female in my office.the superior treats all other boys well,but he always give me his cold shoulder,and even says bad words to me sometimes which makes me feel awkward.I don't know why,I am sure I have not do terrible things to him,and I always do as what he asks me to do,it's my fault? however,I don't feel depressed about that,I just do my own things and get my own paid,he is just one of my colleagues.I just ignore him and what he says.I am who am I.
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• Malaysia
18 Jul 08
Hi summerain, thanks for you response. If compare your experience with mine, i think i feel more lucky than you. This is because my boss will not say bad words to me. However, i just can't accept the fact that he went and appoint someone who don't know anything on what am i doing to replace my superior. If i look at this for long term, i can foresee that as long as he still be my boss, then my career path in this company is just gone like this, coz i will never get any promotion or even increment.
@jonesy123 (3950)
• United States
2 Oct 08
I have worked under a boss who was just passed over for a promotion and a much younger female was picked. Even though she was much more qualified to do the job he was highly upset. He was the traditional kind who thought that once women get married they should stay at home and raise the children. He also seemed to see that as a cushy kind of thing to do. He even told me once that he thinks that where woman belong. Unfortunately there was nobody else around or it would have been his word against mine. Fortunately the position was for a limited time only. I don't know how much longer I could have contained myself. In hindsight he maybe wanted me to speak up about his obvious gender discrimination. I was young and less confident than today.