I’m still fuming for a friend who had ‘one of those’ experiences with a male co-worker. The new hire had an arrogant tone about him and he didn’t go out of his way to work with ‘Linda’ (not her real name). She had been successful in avoiding much to do with him, but then discovered her lead had given him new assignments; assignments that could have gone to her.
Recognizing there was a cozy relationship developing between the new guy and her lead, Linda managed to keep her distance and get her work done.
One day, Linda asked the new guy if there was anything she could do to help him. He replied…
Wait, are you sitting down? Good.
“You could do the laundry.”
What really steams me about this guy is that he is just a year or two out of college. Probably not even 25 years old. I would have thought this was something from the 1970’s.
Why do these stereotypes and attitudes exist today? Have we started to back track?