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Is it still a Man's world?
I’ve been with my company for over 3 years. I get nothing but praise for my work and I work hard. I often take on extra projects and I have definitely grown our business since I have been here. I recently was passed up for a new position that I thought I had earned by a guy who has just started. Here is what my boss emailed me:
“I think you’re doing great especially for being here just three years. I like your attitude and you are a smart young lady. I will tell you it is tough because whether you want to believe it or not, it really is still a man’s world. You will have to work harder to get further, that is just a cold hard fact. I think it’s great that you’re career oriented. This is a good place to be and a good company to work for despite the ups and downs. Dedication and hard work will earn you respect anywhere. We all know who in this office works hard and those who are complacent. Just hang in there, if you apply yourself and always do your best, your results will continue to grow.”
So, is it really a Man’s world? And what is keeping me from spreading my wings to a more forward thinking company?