So I got my first job out of college. And it's a good one, pays well and it seems interesting so far. Now basically last week, which was my first week, my manager called me into his office. And basically told that the guy who owns the company, our boss prefers working with men but having no female employees doesn't look in an engineering firm so every year he hires "the prettiest face that comes into his office"
And he said "I know that's not your fault, but you're gonna have to work twice as hard, just prove you've earned your position"
I've been thinking about this for a while now and I should leave , right? The best thing to do? Clearly this job isn't going anywhere, is it? I don't want to have to work twice as hard as everyone just to get what they already have
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Unfortunately that's a curse attractive women have had in the industry for decades. They have to shed the idea that they are just a "pretty face" and work their ass off to prove it, and when they do they still are faced with "she got her promotion by sleeping with the boss".
Some places are maturing better than others but it's always a crap shoot. My girlfriend works in the television industry and it was actually tough on her at first but through her hard work and take no shit attitiude she's done very well for herself. If you love the job and career it could lead into keep plugging away, but if you could care less look elsewhere.0