I started an unpaid internship. I am very careful to dress and act conservatively as it's all men.
One of them used the c word indirectly and I wasn't sure if it was aimed at me. I confided in the only girl (entry level) analyst there.
Without my permission she brought it up to the senior person. They called me to his office and without giving me a chance to talk, were patronizing me saying it's the workplace get used to it. When I tried explaining my side, saying I wasn't sure who that man was, he said, the same way you are thinking who is he, he is thinking, "who are you?"
It made me think he's trying to say, you're nothing you're just an intern. I don't mind the job, but now I absolutely hate the place after I had to listen to all that nonsense.
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You want to leave after hearing one comment ( that you're not even sure was aimed at you)? OK it's unpaid, but the experience and skills you'll gain will probably be a golden ticket in the future, in terms of your career and level of earning. I would say you need to 'grow a thicker skin', especially if you're attractive because in an office full of men the majority will always judge you based on your looks.0