Unwanted consequences

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Sat, 03-26-2011 - 8:51am

Has anyone read The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larson? The book describes in a subplot the phenomenon talked about in the New York Times article on MIT, when a female magazine editor takes a job as the managing editor at an “old boys network” newspaper.

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Sat, 03-26-2011 - 12:01pm

I can't talk for the women at MIT, but it's definitely true in my little part of the engineering industry. WOW- wasn't intending for no one else to answer!

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Tue, 04-05-2011 - 12:07pm

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Tue, 04-05-2011 - 8:59pm

Hi Sue, Interesting isn't it?

Working in retail.....As the Walmart

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Tue, 04-05-2011 - 9:14pm

Welcome to the POCS board Altani! Thanks for joining in our discussions! We are glad you found us!

I'm going to have to put that book on my wish list!

The only friends I have that seen no gap at all, remained single and childless.

My mother told me on the drive back to NC from FL last week if she had the choices women had today, she would not have majored in Home Economics.

Did your mother work outside the home?

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Wed, 04-06-2011 - 3:01pm

My mother worked until she got married, then stopped because my father was in the military and they moved regularly. When he retired from the military she started working as a librarian, and she still does that part-time.

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Wed, 04-06-2011 - 3:20pm
I do understand what you're saying and agree...to a point. I worked PT when ds was young, from 1/2 time on up to 4 days/week as he got older. Then when he turned 12, I went back to FT. He's 18 now, but in the last 6 years some of the people still have opinions of me as 'just part time' or just not doing something as significant as those who always worked FT, for so long that they don't think of me as 'career driven', which I figured I could be once I went back FT...and it's impossible to change their mindsets.
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Wed, 04-06-2011 - 6:17pm

Actually, this has NOT been my experience.

Here, I have found being a woman has not hamper my career. As long as a female engineer is willing and able to do the work, there is no problems.

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Wed, 04-06-2011 - 6:24pm

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