user95 · 30/07/2017 00:43
Just found out the shop I work at is sexist, had my suspicions but this has been just been confirmed by a reputable source. The woman in me is telling me to leave and not support this way of life, I can do without the money, it would be a struggle at first but would get by.... WWYD & AIBU?
MissBax · 30/07/2017 00:50
Hmmm that is strange, what kind of shop is it if you don't mind me asking? The only reason I do is if it's a woman's clothing shop I can understand (although still not okay), whereas if it's got nothing to do with either sex then it is unreasonable.
Having said that there is likely still more to the story - maybe he's had bad experiences with make employees (again still not okay),or been threatened etc?
I'd perhaps ask him abit more first before getting angry about it.
FlandersRocks · 30/07/2017 00:56
I can't say my principles would go that far as to make me leave a job I needed in that instance tbh.
A friend of mine only employs men or women late 40s +. Reason being (which she's told me but isn't stupid enough to admit openly) is to avoid maternity leave.
Whilst technically I know that's wrong and I should be up in arms, I can't bring myself to condemn her. She runs a small business and I saw first hand the impact it had on her when 3 of her 8 staff went on maternity leave in the space of a year. It nearly ended her, the business just couldn't bear the cost in time and money of recruiting and training temporary replacements. She nearly went under and managed to save it by the skin of her teeth by working 80 hour weeks to cover the shortfall. She understandably doesn't want it to happen again for which I can't blame her.
WhatToDoAboutThis2017 · 30/07/2017 01:07
shrugs I don't see a problem. I used to work in a team of six women in my last retail job and we had such fun. A guy would have ruined that dynamic.
I now work with about 40 others with a mixture of men and women and it works because there's more of us.
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