Although, the majority of positions that I have worked in have been retail or customer orientated roles, I do not think the ideas mentioned in this article are very different than those other employment positions have.
The epic boss. She is most certainly a she. And for whatever reason, she is most certainly called a bitch. How often are the male bosses called dicks or jerks? When they tell you to do something or ask you to correct something you’ve already done, are they jerks? If they take you aside to speak with you or catch you doing something you should not be doing, are they dicks and jerks? Or are they just a tough boss? Why is the female always the bitch when she is doing her job?
This idea is anywhere you go. A female takes charge and takes control and in effect, she receives negative labels. She is no longer sweet, gentle and innocent. She is demanding and she won’t take no for an answer. These concepts are expected of men but when they occur with women, it somehow results in a counter opposite of what we expect of women. Yet, we want women to get ahead and be in these higher positions, don’t we? Is it just that we want them to be sweet about it? Realistically, is that even possible? Are bosses and managers in charge able to be sweet and gentle while working?
This attitude in the work place needs to change. Male and female bosses have an agenda and have requirements to maintain their own position. Because of this, a certain attitude and approach is needed. This should be understood and respected rather than made fun of and laughed at when it comes from a woman. Maybe if more women weren’t afraid to speak up and take charge, it would eventually become the norm.