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live by the tweet, die by the tweet.
From Yahoo! Finance: A clear divide in the tech community.
HAHA it backfired a bit on here I guess. Good.
35,600 posts and counting since 09-09-2002. tRCMB Dead Pool Commissioner.
One of the reasons I have survived on this board all these years and am one of the few women who posts here is because I learned long ago that if you are going to hang with "the boys" you need to dish it as good as you get it.
Thank you, Denicos.
Hey, here's a thought... tell the guy to his face that his joke is "not cool."
There's a slight difference between posting on a messageboard and making a living. Not a huge difference for some of us, I know, but still.....
Not to put word's in Minnie's (bacon-stuffed) mouth, but I think the point is: if you're a woman who wants to work in a male-dominated industry, you have to be able to tolerate dick and fart jokes.
Her blog post, with context.
that would require actually speaking to someones face and, "gulp", making eye contact. a dwindling social skill.
This morning I was discussing yesterday's games with some of the guys in my office and they were jokingly giving me a hard time because I am currently leading the office bracket pool. One of the guys who happens to be a friend of mine said that last year his bracket got busted the second day of the tourney and he "cried really hard and then masturbated with his tears."
I could have been offended or I could have laughed it off and made a joke about it. I laughed and made a joke.
It comes with the territory when you work in a male dominated office. The trick as a female in such an environment is know how to pick your battles and also set the boundaries early. The guys I work with know how far they can take the jokes and comments before I consider them crossing the line. That is up to me to make those expectations clear up front.
And if anyone ever crosses those boundaries, then it is up to me explain to the offender how and why those boundaries were crossed. What the twitter twit did was very passive-aggressive behavior, and how did that work out for her in the end?
In the hive that is the RCMB, you are the unquestioned Queen Bee.
Not to betray the sisterhood, but that blog post didn't do much to move me to her side of the debate.
Well she thought she was going to be some sort of super hero....Too bad it got her fired
I tried to make a point about how I don't like when people here on the RCMB say a team "got raped" if they lost big. There were about 20 rape jokes and then the thread got locked. Apparently, our boundaries are stretched pretty thin.
The women in this world that I have the absolute most respect for are the ones that are willing to tell me, to my face, or directly through text or email....not through public medium or someone else as a messenger, that I have stepped out of line.
Im male. Im human. I have said some stupid things in my life. If I offend someone, I want them to tell me. And not make drama about it.
The two people that I respect least in this world, no exaggeration, are the two different bosses that held me accountable for saying something out of line when they:
1) didnt not hear what I had said for themselves
2) didnt hear the context of the conversation
d) heard about it from a 3rd party, and not the actual person I was holding a casual conversation with, and who, and both instances, were personal friends of mine and absolutely not offended by what I was saying.
Girls have to be raised to deal with problems for themselves, and do them face to face. Get it done, move on. Life is too short for this drama bullshit.
If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that's a full day. That's a heck of a day.
She shouldn't have posted the picture, but the fact that the companies reaction was to Fire the guy is the real huge over reaction.
A, they fired a guy based on a tweet, that had no basis or proof. I highly doubt they spoke to the woman directly to confirm the accusation.
B, this tech company doesn't think that in the history of social media nobody has embellished any claims, or altered any stories? Give me a break. I'd sue for wrongful termination.
Your average UofM fan and I have something in common, neither of us went to UofM. Though we do share One major difference, I got Accepted.
If she really wanted to make a difference, I am sure an email to their companies HR department would have been a good start. Instead she chose to try and publicly humiliate the guys and stuck her neck out. It worked, but in the process she got her own head chopped off.
There were many ways she could have made a statement but she went off all half cocked (please don't tweet that) and screwed herself (that either) in the process.
I think the bigger overreaction was her company firing her....But I do find it funny
PS How do you know the dude's company didn't talk to him? If he acknowledged making the jokes as claimed then they could see fit to cut him loose.
This post was edited by pulling69 13 months ago
made me think worse of her...she never addressed the guys directly. She was trying to get attention and she succeeded. She got a guy fired, and deserves any harassment that she gets from this. IF you want to try to live in the public eye and be edgy then we get to voice our opinions on the spineless little weasel that you are.
I don't see any of these as fireable offenses unless this was the last straw for both employees. Of course those HR records aren't going to be released so we will never know.
These nerds got busted for Bevis and Butthead level humor. Sitting watching a boring presentation they got slap happy. Then ambushed by this woman. Not a smart move.
Also if women want to feel more welcome at conferences, this will only alienate them.
What is that, a Titleist? A hole in one...
This is why women need to stay in the kitchen.
That woman wrote a blog post of what happened. She sounds fun at parties.
It's kind of long.
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