I haven’t ranted here for quite a spell but need to get this out. A cow-irker just quit, storming out and used me as an excuse. It seems that that my company is sexist because they pay me what they do. Her arguments border on stupid insanity! She came in today looking distraught. She came into my office and proclaimed that she should be paid as much as me and wanted me to go with her into the owners office. I refused but tried to reason with her. She would have nothing of it and stormed into the big bosses office (who is female btw) and came out and left.
What gets me about this is that I liked her! Somehow she found out what I made, compared it to her salary and decided she was getting royally screwed. She was probably goaded on by friends and stopped thinking rationally. I don’t think she wanted to quit, seemed to like the job and now is unemployed. She was caught up in a perceived injustice to her detriment.
Here is my ‘rant’. Don’t be stupid! Think about this! I am 37, you are 26. I’ve been working out of college for 16 years, you 4 years. I am a manager supervising several people, you are a ‘project manager’. Having the title ‘project manager’ doesn’t mean you are a manager. You have a bachelors degree in Communications (is that a party degree?) while I have a MASTERS degree in MATHEMATICS. See the difference?
Yes, I know my department gets treated better than you do. Hint: it has something to do with supply and demand. You see, there are more communication majors roaming around to do your job. I know you work more hours. I know our work is more interesting. If you want to do it then go get your advanced degree in mathematics.
I really feel for her but she hurt her career over a perceived injustice and refused to see why the situation really is as it is.