Completely O/T Would just like a sounding board
This is about a work expreience.
I had a work interaction today with a general manager that was one in a line of recent comments that are making me uneasy about my work environment.
I'll give some set up first:
It never occured to me before, but all the men have one type of job at this office and the women have another type of job. Men are in sales, finance and deal with the customers. Women are office assistants, office managers, accountants, and receptionists. A position opened up in the office part and two male applicants applied. I was told not to hire the men in the office by one of the two managing male partners because he didn't want one man around all the women in the office. :O -This was two weeks ago.
One week ago, a man was walking by me with a "pure sugar cane" coke and he offered the information to me (almost boasting) that he buys these cokes, the ones with real cane sugar because it has real glucose in it and not that fake stuff high fructose corn syrup. I had a conversation with him. I explained that yes I agreed it taste different and wouldn't argue that one was better or worse for you. And yes the molecular chemistry is different compound between cane sugar and high frutose corn syrup, but,... they were actually both glucose... He pulled out his iphone to argue and yep, I was right, both molecules are chains of glucose.
I over heard him later saying to another man, "Can you believe she is actually smart? I wouldn't have thought it." :jawdrop:
Now, for the incident that happened today. We had a hispanic woman do a deal with us and I was to do the office end of it. I went to the man that did the deal with her and asked, "Which is her last name?" He looked confused. "Salvador or Ruiz? You wrote her name Maria salvador Ruiz then crossed it out and wrote Maria ruiz Salvador. In Hispanic culture they have two last names but only one is the legal last name. Do you know which one so I can process it correctly?" "Salvador" he said. So I walked away, but a few seconds later I found paperwork where she signed her name and she wrote Maria Ruiz Sal. and abbreviated the Salvador so I went to walk back to his office and a bunch of men are standing around and the other managing partner is saying, "What is this Dora the Explorer?"
So,... I thinking I am stuck in a work place controlled by misogynistic racists and just never realized it before....