Do women or men make better bosses?

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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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Thu, 03-21-2013 - 7:25pm

bordwithyou wrote:
What about an entire office/staff of only men, SavCal? How would that compare to a mixed gender staff?

I don't know and never will -- as I've never worked in an only male office and, since I don't have a penis, never will (lol).

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Thu, 03-21-2013 - 7:26pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
Ha, Your husband cries at movies. I don't think I've ever seen DH cry at a movie and I had a running record of it too until I watched the movie Marley and Me.... DD and I still watch it sometimes and I still can't sit through it without tearing up.

My dad cried at more movies than all the women in the family combined. And don't get me started on his reaction to every Little House on the Prairie episode.

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Thu, 03-21-2013 - 7:28pm
Are you asking me to define it, Jams? I am not the one who brought it up. I also didn't "slam" the meaning.... I was simply trying to get a clear picture of what spice girl was talking about. Do you need clarification on something that I said? I would be happy to clear up anything that was confusing. And, what is the relevance of my position?
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Thu, 03-21-2013 - 7:34pm
I've obviously never worked IN an all-male office, but I have worked with all-male departments/teams. I'd rather not.
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Thu, 03-21-2013 - 7:43pm
"I've obviously never worked IN an all-male office, but I have worked with all-male departments/teams. I'd rather not." ----------------- Me too.
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Thu, 03-21-2013 - 8:25pm
Chest....well we just work in two different businesses. When the media talks, we have to be on top of it asap. If we wait, we are too late.
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Thu, 03-21-2013 - 8:28pm
No regina I am surprised that they have enough work if they were bit by the recession. I have noticed that Lauren has been on this board during the day though lately so I am not sure why the long hours if you can be online so much.
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Thu, 03-21-2013 - 8:31pm
Always Jam lol. That is a horrible tear jerking movie. I sobbed through it. I would never watch it again.
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Thu, 03-21-2013 - 8:39pm

cruisingchick20111 wrote:
Chest....well we just work in two different businesses. When the media talks, we have to be on top of it asap. If we wait, we are too late.

We're both in business driven by customer demand in our company's product. How is it different?

My company doesn't wait and react to demand; it's the development, marketing, and sales arms that drives demand. My team provides services for the sales. There is an overall business plan, it's efficient, and it drives company profit and stock price, unlike what you describe.

Reacting to each instance of of unplanned demand sounds remarkably inefficient.

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Thu, 03-21-2013 - 8:45pm

bordwithyou wrote:
What about an entire office/staff of only men, SavCal? How would that compare to a mixed gender staff?

Most of my immediate coworkers are men.  I really like it, mostly because I tend to get along better with men than women.  But just to be stereotypical, the office kitchenette and work spaces do seem to be a lot more grungy than the kitchenettes and work spaces where the percentage of women is higher.

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