Do women or men make better bosses?

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Registered: 11-13-2008
Do women or men make better bosses?
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Tue, 03-19-2013 - 4:10pm

I realize you can't generalize when it comes to gender, you can find good and bad in both of them.  I was just curious what everyone's experiences have been when it comes to management, if you've have a better experience with a man versus a woman.   

In your experience, who have been the better bosses?  Did your experiences differ when it came to the position you were in, the career path you were on, or whether you had children at the time or were childless?  

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Registered: 10-10-2011
Thu, 03-21-2013 - 3:23pm
Someone who doesn't cry in public, portraits a strong demeanor.
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Registered: 10-10-2011
Thu, 03-21-2013 - 3:25pm
May I ask Peachy how many jobs you have had in your life? I have had 6 in 25 years (3 part time while in high school and college and 3 full time)
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Registered: 11-14-2011
Thu, 03-21-2013 - 3:31pm
I have been working for almost 30 years. I had a number of entry level positions when I was younger, and two management (currently in one of the two).
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Registered: 11-14-2011
Thu, 03-21-2013 - 3:32pm
"Someone who doesn't cry in public, portraits a strong demeanor."-------------- In other words, someone who acts professionally?
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Registered: 10-10-2011
Thu, 03-21-2013 - 3:33pm
You include the time in between being a SAHM as working? I have been working for 25 years (full time for 22 years and only off for 6 months of maternity leave).
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Registered: 10-23-2001
Thu, 03-21-2013 - 3:34pm
Do you think a principal's job is above a director of special ed Bord? I don't know, Maybe it is. Or maybe its b/c he is a guy and had more strength to deal with the issue!

 

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-14-2011
Thu, 03-21-2013 - 3:36pm
Have I ever said that I sah?
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Registered: 11-14-2011
Thu, 03-21-2013 - 3:37pm
Or maybe it is his position and authority that others are responding to, not his gender.
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Registered: 10-10-2011
Thu, 03-21-2013 - 3:37pm

Yes, professional. Not sure why this has come up though as I never said anyone was or was not professional for whom I have ever worked for.

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Registered: 11-14-2011
Thu, 03-21-2013 - 3:39pm
So in your opinion, "manly" equates to "professional"?

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