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to think this company's hiring policy seems...interesting

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OrlandoWoolf Thu 14-Nov-13 19:53:31

metro.co.uk/2013/11/13/the-glass-ceiling-illustrated-in-one-meet-the-staff-web-page-4186032/

I don't just think it's the glass ceiling that's the issue here. The other staff all seem to have a few things in common.

Mylovelyboy Thu 14-Nov-13 20:39:45

Women scream equality. Well some of these ladies are in managerial positions. So what are you all [shocked] about.

OrlandoWoolf Thu 14-Nov-13 20:42:32

mylovelyboy

That's all the staff. Do you notice anything they all have in common?

Heartbrokenmum73 Thu 14-Nov-13 20:43:38

Orlando

Don't feed it! Don't do it!

VivaLeBeaver Thu 14-Nov-13 20:44:12

Well looking at the whole company structure I suspect that the female "managers" aren't actually managers. As in they're not managing anyone. They get a nice important sounding job title of business manager to make the job sound better.

I used to be a technical manager for a company which translated to office junior/admin. I managed the stationery cupboard.

VivaLeBeaver Thu 14-Nov-13 20:44:49

Sorry, couldn't resist.

Mylovelyboy Thu 14-Nov-13 20:44:55

Yes all pretty women, all white. And.....
ffs please tell me what the issue is. I am not goading. What is the shock about all this.

OrlandoWoolf Thu 14-Nov-13 20:47:49

All white, young pretty women. 4 middle aged males in charge.

No issue. Don't know what the fuss is about. Of course you're not goading., Just like a previous thread where you proclaimed ignorance.

Mylovelyboy Thu 14-Nov-13 20:48:29

Yes all managers............does it really matter. Alot of managers/directors I have come across couldnt organise a piss up in a brewery. Its a title.............and.

Heartbrokenmum73 Thu 14-Nov-13 20:48:44

Orlando

More than one thread actually...

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OrlandoWoolf Thu 14-Nov-13 20:51:04

Well why don't you click on the Huffington post link I did, read the comments and then use your intelligence to figure it out?

BOF Thu 14-Nov-13 20:53:32

Maybe because there's an issue with step 3 in your suggestion, Orlando? Who knows?

Heartbrokenmum73 Thu 14-Nov-13 20:54:47

BOF grin

LifeHuh Thu 14-Nov-13 21:01:07

Snigger. What we probably need here is subtitles for the hard of understanding...or maybe not,life's too short!

Tanith Thu 14-Nov-13 21:07:30

I used to work for a communications company. They hired a new director whose first action was to reorganise the department, renaming the management positions and redefining their responsibilities.

Every one of the women was changed to "Supervisor". All the men were "Managers".

So I'm not surprised to read this. Depressed to see nothing has changed in all this time, but not surprised.

Bearleigh Fri 15-Nov-13 07:54:17

I work over the road from a medium sized media company, and my office is on the same level as their meeting rooms. I do also know some senior people who work there.

I have noticed that their mid range employees ( who facilitate meetings) almost all looked like those young women ie young slim and attractive with glossy long hair. There are definitely no racial minorities and very few men. And yes almost all the senior team are middle aged men. I have commented to them about this...

ToysRLuv Fri 15-Nov-13 09:14:53

I just showed this to DH, who practically fell on the floor laughing. No wonder the men are grinning..

namechangesforthehardstuff Fri 15-Nov-13 10:06:53

My DH just kept saying. 'Is it real?', 'No, is it?'

I just lurve their statement that they are an equal opportunities employer. Really? Oh that's OK then. For a second there...but no, you must be, if you say you are.

No evidence to the contrary at all.

OrlandoWoolf Fri 15-Nov-13 10:24:49

I just can't believe no one stepped back, looked at the images and then thought about what people might think about the company. I would love to know what's being said in their workplace now.

<Wonders if Mylovelyboy has seen it yet?>

Jossysgiants Fri 15-Nov-13 10:49:56

I am worried about the queue for the ladies in their offices....

I am sure lots of companies do this, but not all are idiotic enough to publicise it in this way. Thanks Op this has given me a much needed laugh this morning.

OrlandoWoolf Fri 15-Nov-13 10:52:59

They could probably use the gents. I'm sure the board have their own exclusive toilets.

Jossysgiants Fri 15-Nov-13 11:04:24

I'm sure the board have their own exclusive toilets .
That would be very sensible. And since they would only need urinals it shouldn't be too costly. Their new slogan - ' If you can piss standing up, you can join our senior management. After all we are an equal opportunities employer. '

territt Fri 15-Nov-13 11:54:18

I really don't see the problem, the company was started by men on the board, should they really just promote a woman because the board is all men?

OrlandoWoolf Fri 15-Nov-13 12:50:53

I don't think the all male board is the main problem. Can you see the similarity between the rest of the employees?

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