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Old 10-01-2011, 09:28 PM
 
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I prefer when people can be straight up and honest and most women I have known are the furthest thing from that. I work with almost all women and not a week goes by without a crap load of drama between at least two of them. My boss, a woman, regularly throws us "under the bus," but generally after making the person think they did a good job on whatever it was. The assistant boss, my direct supervisor, regularly reacts/speaks without thinking and can do a superb job of making a person feel like a dumb arse. She seems to pick on one of my co-workers a lot. There's a lot of backstabbing that goes on there, just in general. However, there is one guy in our group and he's the biggest gossip I've ever come across. I am most leery of the other women though. I make an effort to get along with the group i work in but I don't trust any of them, including gossip guy. He's easy enough to deal with, just don't tell him anything of any importance. He isn't one to make things up, just for the sake of gossip, but a few of the women will. Some women can just be ruthless, even ones you think are your friends. The office environment seems to make it even worse.
It probably has less to do with gender and more to do with the lower class, undereducated station the lot of you hold.
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Old 10-01-2011, 10:01 PM
 
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It probably has less to do with gender and more to do with the lower class, undereducated station the lot of you hold.
Sorry to burst your bubble but I am by no means undereducated. Not sure where you're at in life but I am an engineer and it took more than basket weaving classes to get there. I'm no Albert Einstein but I can assure you it takes more than a few brain cells to get through engineering school and professional licensing.

Take Midol much? If not, you should definitely reconsider.

I've worked for men and around more male coworkers in the past and there is far less drama in those situations. Especially men who are engineers. The general personality type loathe drama. Women can be impossible.
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Old 10-01-2011, 10:22 PM
 
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Sorry to burst your bubble but I am by no means undereducated. Not sure where you're at in life but I am an engineer and it took more than basket weaving classes to get there. I'm no Albert Einstein but I can assure you it takes more than a few brain cells to get through engineering school and professional licensing.

Take Midol much? If not, you should definitely reconsider.

I've worked for men and around more male coworkers in the past and there is far less drama in those situations. Especially men who are engineers. The general personality type loathe drama. Women can be impossible.

Agreed. I worked in a mostly female-dominated atmosphere in Florida when I was working that part-time in addition to my construction job and women are by far more catty, backstabbing, and full of drama. I've been in construction(full and part-time) since I've been 15 and these are never issues with men.
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Old 10-01-2011, 10:44 PM
 
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Agreed. I worked in a mostly female-dominated atmosphere in Florida when I was working that part-time in addition to my construction job and women are by far more catty, backstabbing, and full of drama. I've been in construction(full and part-time) since I've been 15 and these are never issues with men.
Exactly. In general, male coworkers are easy to get along with and mostly mind their own business. I'm not a fan of drama or working with/for women. The female factor in this office was a big apprehension of mine before taking the job 15 months ago....and I'm not surprised I was right to begin with. I am currently looking for a position elsewhere - same employer, different office. Luckily most engineering offices have more men than women. However, finding an opening in this economy is another story.
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Old 10-02-2011, 12:24 AM
 
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You dudes have your own issues. You go shoot a bunch of people.

Way uncalled for. mass murderers come from all races and all sexes. There are MANY cases of women murdering their own children.
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Old 10-02-2011, 12:54 AM
 
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I laugh at the last part. Actually the more patriarchal a society is, the better women will be. Women compete with other women for men, regardless of society. HOWEVER, in a patriarchal society were marriage is strongly upheld, it's harder to snag another woman's man because most women will be married and the price of violating a marriage is high.

In less patriarchal societies, like today, more and more women are competing over a longer period of time since marriage is held to be optional. The generates much more ill will between women.
thank you for stating what I was about to.
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Old 10-02-2011, 12:57 AM
 
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The reason women are competing for men is due to the search for a PROVIDER AND PROTECTOR, which is a necessity in a patriarchal society. If women were in a society where they could live safely and obtain what they needed without a man, the competition would be less fierce.

FYI, marriage has been found to benefit men more than women, which is why it still exists in a patriarchal society. Otherwise, it would be done away with.
Nonsense, It's women who cling to marriage like fools. Look at how much they spend on weddings (or want to). Men could get married at the Justice of the Peace and spend Nada.

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Old 10-02-2011, 01:14 AM
 
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I guess this is a bit of a tangent, and I haven't read the whole thread but doubt this issue has been raised ....... on the internet, packs of women seem to join hands in seeking out trolls (basically to them, anyone who disagrees or offers an unusual viewpoint). True trolls are insulting without offering anything to a thread, but these female cliques seem to gang up and get hysterical about anyone who contradicts the textus receptus, the holy view handed down for the generations (I'm thinking specifically of survival forums where I would criticize certain thoughtless but standard practices.)

Women are MUCH more into censoring on internet forums than men are. Calling someone a troll and asking for his or her banishment is the way they carry out that censorship. This can devolve into hen-pecking parties where they attack one of their own.

I guess this is another sociobiology thing, where evolution has shaped social behaviors. Maybe it's akin to other social primates like baboons, where the pack has older females hanging around on the outskirts that warn of danger, and are a bit hairtrigger about doing so ....... any snake or lion or leopard will cause the alarm to be raised, but even less dangerous animals can set them off. The males respond to that, but aren't usually so eager to pick a fight or attack some harmless animal.
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Old 10-02-2011, 06:49 AM
 
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Sorry to burst your bubble but I am by no means undereducated. Not sure where you're at in life
Fortunately, where I'm at in life career-wise isn't where you are.

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but I am an engineer and it took more than basket weaving classes to get there. I'm no Albert Einstein but I can assure you it takes more than a few brain cells to get through engineering school and professional licensing. Same goes for my friendships. I have amazing women in my life.

Take Midol much? If not, you should definitely reconsider.

I've worked for men and around more male coworkers in the past and there is far less drama in those situations. Especially men who are engineers. The general personality type loathe drama. Women can be impossible.
Again, you're speaking of yourself and your lot. Most women, most people, you have known are a reflection of you. Just as the people I know are a reflection of me, etc. Why that's so difficult to grasp for some I don't know. Generalizing your negative experiences onto millions is bigotry. Any how, roughly 50% of the people I work with are women. The vast majority of my male and female colleagues are professional, respectful, and productive people.
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Old 10-02-2011, 07:46 AM
 
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Way uncalled for. mass murderers come from all races and all sexes. There are MANY cases of women murdering their own children.
Generally speaking, men are more violent than women. That quote was from something like two years ago and part of a conversation. It's something I bring up when people comment about how awful women are. It's fringe behavior so I recognize that only a fraction of men are like this.

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