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thetroubleis Wed 08-Jul-15 18:01:37

At the garage getting my MOT done and been confronted with not one but 2 page three calendar type things fully visible in the public area? Not being easily bothered by stuff I'm surprised at how it's annoyed me. This is a big company, not a chain but certainly not a one car enterprise. What can I do? What should I do? AIBU to ask you to tell me where to go from here ( I can't politely ask them to take it down, I am the only person here and it's a bit spooky) nearly bought my 6yo DD and I'm glad I didn't now.

LaurieFairyCake Wed 08-Jul-15 18:04:23

I would just not take my car there again and write a letter saying why

In fact if I'd seen them while dropping it off Id have taken my car elsewhere

thetroubleis Wed 08-Jul-15 18:05:23

I'm going to try and get a picture, they are right visible through a window on the walk way.

thetroubleis Wed 08-Jul-15 18:09:06

This is it.

MaidOfStars Wed 08-Jul-15 18:09:21

To the desk staff:

Not sure those calendars are a good idea in that wall position. Did you know people waiting can see them?

MaidOfStars Wed 08-Jul-15 18:10:23

Hmmm, they aren't actually showing boobs?

Grim, obviously, but hardly a public obscenity.

thetroubleis Wed 08-Jul-15 18:13:03

It's quite sexist though isn't it? Don't know if there's any women working here. I doubt it though, I think I'd last a day and I'm no shrinking violet.

Lateswim16 Wed 08-Jul-15 18:15:35

Yes I would email the head office and say I wouldn't be coming back. If it is indeed in the customer area and that's very surprising these days with a big company.

I have a Beckham calander that's comparable but it's in my own home.

Work is work.

TheoriginalLEM Wed 08-Jul-15 18:18:18

Definitely complain. That is disgusting and quite frankly makes the employees look like idiots!! Head office all the way and demand feedback on what action they have taken.

thetroubleis Wed 08-Jul-15 18:21:06

It's visible through the window where you look at your car being MOTd. Lucky for me a reasonable person has let me sit in the staff room where I can hear the engineering manager calling everyone cunts. I can deal with that though grin

BabyFeets Wed 08-Jul-15 18:23:00

So they have a hot girl on the wall, get over it for God sake people complain about everything these days This isn't the 19th century, do you have an issue with women breast feeding in public too?

thetroubleis Wed 08-Jul-15 18:27:07

No I don't have an issue with women breastfeeding in public because that's completely different, isn't it? Also I was under the impression that this sort of thing is frowned upon in general by companies. I don't see them on the wall at Boots, at school, in the Garden centre? Why are a company that has a mechanics arm perpetuating a stereotype?

chippednailvarnish Wed 08-Jul-15 18:29:14

Get a Biro and draw more clothes on them.

That'll teach 'em


thetroubleis Wed 08-Jul-15 18:30:25

Actually chipped, that would be my preferred action! It's behind a window though!

chippednailvarnish Wed 08-Jul-15 18:44:13

Draw Willies on the window...

thetroubleis Wed 08-Jul-15 18:45:04

I have no marker and I don't wear lipstick. I'm a shit feminist activist.

chippednailvarnish Wed 08-Jul-15 18:46:02

Bogies , that's what my DD does grin

thetroubleis Wed 08-Jul-15 18:48:46

bogies. Classic disruption. I'll see if I can get to it. I am suspicious women work here though, diet coke is 20p cheaper than red coke in the vending machine.

chippednailvarnish Wed 08-Jul-15 18:53:22

Maybe all the aspartame has fried their brains and left them to weak to say anything...

PourquoiTuGachesTaVie Wed 08-Jul-15 18:57:22

Dh is a mechanic. The company he works for received calendars like these from their suppliers! Complete with strategically placed car engines, tyres etc. And of course, the suppliers brand and logo all over the place. (Dh's boss binned them btw, but Dh came home and told me all about it saying "you know that mumsnet thread about everyday sexism...")

thetroubleis Wed 08-Jul-15 19:01:38

Ah, good on your DH and his boss. I just find it really disheartening and a bit sad to be honest, top that with the fact I'm going to have to give them my money in a minute... Can't wait to get home. I text DP and he's not too impressed either- first thing he said was about bringing DD!

FungusTheBogeymam Wed 08-Jul-15 19:02:25

Some of the young draughtsmen and apprentices used to have them hanging in the office where I used to work. I was the only woman in the department, and I found it uncomfortable.

I made little bikini tops and shorts for them out of post-it notes. All decorated and pretty and everything.

Some of them moaned, some thought it was funny but they got rid of the calendars.

That said, I don't necessarily think that it's that big an issue if it's not somewhere you would have to see it day in, day out. Find another garage if it bothers you, let them know why if you feel it necessary. But it's a few minutes out of your day, it was nothing personal - let it drop.

DowntownFunk Wed 08-Jul-15 20:28:56

Fungus someone in the drawing office in a place I used to work did the same thing? I wonder if we worked for the same company at one point?

ShebaShimmyShake Wed 08-Jul-15 20:52:36

Gladder than ever for the lovely garage I use. All male staff, but nothing sexist on the walls - in fact they even hold car maintenance classes for women only and are always putting up posters to promote events in women's interests or causes. Always perfect gentlemen when I go there too - never been patronised as I have been in some other places.

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