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Posted on Wed, May 25, 2005 01:55

Many years ago when I was a young lawyer travelling in Calgary with two other lady lawyers, we wanted to go out on a night with some nice local guys. So our host who was working in a bar went to ask his friends whether they fancy going out on a night with us but he made a mistake telling them we were lawyers..none of them wanted to go out on a blind date with us..so we landed up going out on our own..Why do men get intimidated by women who are in predominantly male oriented jobs or jobs that they perceive as powerful or threatening to their ego?

  


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Posted on Fri, Apr 24, 2009 11:50

thats what u call PTSD when they talk about it ..... takes one heck of a woman to understand ....



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Posted on Wed, Sep 21, 2005 11:59

I think working on a navy base and having male employees trying to impress me with their war stories is an occupational hazard. Because every time they start talking about the way things were in 'Nam (especially if they are trying to impress me with the fact that they can still remember PART NUMBERS from 1963) I want to SHOOT MYSELF.



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Posted on Sun, Sep 18, 2005 08:08


uglyrockling write:
Has anyone ever fallen in love with an occupational hazard?

~URock
(Just curious)



Falling in love at work is always an occupational hazard..highly distracting , exciting, and so so dangerous...lol



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Posted on Fri, Sep 16, 2005 09:43

Has anyone ever fallen in love with an occupational hazard?

~URock
(Just curious)



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Posted on Fri, Sep 02, 2005 09:45

LOL reminded me of my first time on the back of a motorcyle...NEVER wear a loose shirt untucked...ALOT of people got a free show when we drove down a busy street, speeding up to get around some cars, when my shirt ended up almost over my head :)



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Posted on Tue, Aug 30, 2005 22:49


thegoodlife2005 write:
I think working in a male dominated field is an occupational hazard for women by its very definition, LOL . . .
(I work on a Navy base).

The only other occupational hazards I encounter have to do with being in an industrial setting: Once I ruined a perfectly nice pair of stillettos on an iron beam. (Oh well, it was an excuse to go out and buy ten more pair!)



v. funny , you are right about setting. When I first had to go post the notice to arrest a ship, I ahd no idea how precarious the task was. Tittling on my high heels and a skirt, as I climbed the ladder up to the deck to post it on the mast, a gust blew my skirt up so high, all the sailors just stopped work , watched the whole ordeal I was struggling through and applauded my display!



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Posted on Mon, Aug 29, 2005 09:31

I think working in a male dominated field is an occupational hazard for women by its very definition, LOL . . .
(I work on a Navy base).

The only other occupational hazards I encounter have to do with being in an industrial setting: Once I ruined a perfectly nice pair of stillettos on an iron beam. (Oh well, it was an excuse to go out and buy ten more pair!)



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Posted on Thu, Aug 25, 2005 21:39

Oh...as for friends...don't have friends in the law enforcement field...associates, maybe but no friends, weird considering the odds are for officers to be friends with other officers...

Most of my friends in computer fields, a few in retail/service...and a few in military

Men in male dominated fields mostly ARE threatened by women...see it all the time...

Have a strong work ethic but would love to be a stay at home wife/mother! If could AFFORD it...



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Posted on Thu, Aug 25, 2005 21:39

Try being a cop...problems on the street or jails due to obvious reasons and from co-workers...and politics of the department...oh and lets no forget shots...tb screening every 6 months, whenever exposed to a pathogen have to be checked..and nothing like having to deal with bloody bodies, dead bodies or idiots that like to throw stuff at you not realizing who you are or when need to protect and serve...

Very frustrating more problems for co-workers and harrasment for being a woman...one of the reasons going back to school...going the judicial route now...

Love that joke too...saw it awhile go...and liked it even then...now just have to think of my co-workers and rank as one and it gives me a laugh ;)



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Posted on Tue, Aug 09, 2005 13:48


BlondeLightning write:
Hi Everyone!

I did not know where to put this one, so I thought I would stick it here. A friend of mine just emailed this to me:


>When you have an " I hate my job day", try this. On your way home from work stop at your pharmacy and purchase a rectal thermometer made by Johnson and Johnson (make sure you buy this brand).
>
>When you get home, lock your doors, draw the curtains and disconnect the phone so you will not be disturbed. Change into very comfortable clothing and lie down on your bed. Open the package and remove the thermometer. Now, carefully place it on the bedside table so it will not become broken or chipped. Take out the literature and read it carefully.
>
>You will notice that in small print there is a statement, "Every rectal thermometer made by Johnson and Johnson is personally tested".
>
>Now close your eyes and repeat out loud five times: "I am so glad I do not work for quality control at Johnson and Johnson."
>
>HAVE A NICE DAY AND REMEMBER, THERE IS ALWAYS SOMEONE ELSE WITH A JOB THAT IS WORSE THAN YOURS.

I just stumbled across this and read it through. You made my day Blonde....LMAO

  


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Posted on Tue, Jul 19, 2005 14:14

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I dunno. I think it could depend a lot on who the test subject was. I'd work for nothing it was, eg Andie McDowell; and I'd PAY them if I could bring along my own experiments. [evil g]



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Posted on Fri, Jul 08, 2005 17:31

Hi Everyone!

I did not know where to put this one, so I thought I would stick it here. A friend of mine just emailed this to me:


>When you have an " I hate my job day", try this. On your way home from work stop at your pharmacy and purchase a rectal thermometer made by Johnson and Johnson (make sure you buy this brand).
>
>When you get home, lock your doors, draw the curtains and disconnect the phone so you will not be disturbed. Change into very comfortable clothing and lie down on your bed. Open the package and remove the thermometer. Now, carefully place it on the bedside table so it will not become broken or chipped. Take out the literature and read it carefully.
>
>You will notice that in small print there is a statement, "Every rectal thermometer made by Johnson and Johnson is personally tested".
>
>Now close your eyes and repeat out loud five times: "I am so glad I do not work for quality control at Johnson and Johnson."
>
>HAVE A NICE DAY AND REMEMBER, THERE IS ALWAYS SOMEONE ELSE WITH A JOB THAT IS WORSE THAN YOURS.



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Posted on Fri, Jul 08, 2005 14:24


Ecam write:
Hmm heck I don't care what my feminism friends occupations are, as long as they are nice people. If they happen to be smarter then me or can do things better then me so much the better. Maybe I'll be able to learn something off them and be a better person because of it.

I know it sounds simplistic but I sort of believe in the golden rule. Works for me..



good attitude to have..that we respect each other for what we do well and not be prejudiced by gender.



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Posted on Wed, Jul 06, 2005 16:10

Hmm heck I don't care what my feminism friends occupations are, as long as they are nice people. If they happen to be smarter then me or can do things better then me so much the better. Maybe I'll be able to learn something off them and be a better person because of it.

I know it sounds simplistic but I sort of believe in the golden rule. Works for me..



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Posted on Wed, Jul 06, 2005 07:29

I have a rock sorter now - as soon as she gets out of the ward. I may have to get into another business. Suggestions welcome.

lol



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Posted on Mon, Jul 04, 2005 23:29


wwwww123 write:
Or just retire from the business.

lol



or just go back to your rock sorting!
corny T-shirt sales
or rare photograph sales
or your bu*tt bongoing...

well, you won't be bored that is sure..



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Posted on Fri, Jul 01, 2005 20:40

Or just retire from the business.

lol



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Posted on Fri, Jul 01, 2005 16:30

wwwww..you may think they are your assets..but if you have not had any success at getting any client ..don't u think it is about time you rethink about your image or the lack of it?

you need a spin doctor or a make-over for sure...



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Posted on Fri, Jul 01, 2005 09:54

Bonnie "In fact it would be impossible to change your image of a bu*tt polisher, overdose sardonic hormoniac, bossy old bull..maybe need to up my fees.."

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What do you mean CHANGE??? Sheeee
You are talking about my best assets.
Now get to selling -- start earning your 2%.

lol



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