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Only female in dept being the note taker

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catcatcatcat Thu 03-Sep-20 14:53:10

This is AIBU really but I'd rather not have loads of people jump on the thread.

Only female in a department of 6. 2 are not qualified in our subject area. I was a second in department for years before dropping down to 3 days when I had DD2 (just establishing that I'm not the newest etc)

Every department meeting I am told to take notes either written (that need submitting to SLT) or type the notes. This is because I "have the neatest writing" and "type the quickest". I have said "I hope this isn't because I'm the only woman".

AIBU to refuse next time? Am I taking this the wrong way to be annoyed? I'd like to be a listened to & valued member of department, not the note taker.

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minisoksmakehardwork Thu 03-Sep-20 15:47:49

I'd be suggesting that everyone takes a turn. Otherwise you are constantly adding to your own work load. I'd take it the same way as you if it was always me tbh and I actually like taking notes and writing up minutes.

Subordinateclause Thu 03-Sep-20 18:50:16

Agree it is only fair to take turns, particularly as it adds to workload. How can they argue with that? (Although I know some woukd try to!)

Useruseruserusee Thu 03-Sep-20 21:22:55

I’m often the designated note taker but that’s because I enjoy it and volunteer to do so.

I agree that you should be taking turns if no one wants to take notes regularly.

Scarby9 Thu 03-Sep-20 22:31:46

If you don't want to do it every time, insist on a rota.
'Your turn today, X', then just laugh if they try to pass it back to you. They are surely not insisting the woman always has to be the secretary for the group?

PenOrPencil Fri 04-Sep-20 19:18:59

That’s ridiculous! It’s 2020, insist on a rota.

phlebasconsidered Fri 04-Sep-20 23:12:45

Fuck that. Draw up a dated rota less the days you've already done and give it to them. Cheeky sods.

cdtaylornats Fri 04-Sep-20 23:36:12

Always take the notes that way you decide what is recorded for posterity.

catcatcatcat Sat 05-Sep-20 08:50:26

Thanks. I'll be telling them it's someone else's turn next time.

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