Bosses bullying us to “make us stronger”
“Think like a man” “Act like a man.” This is annoying advice women get in the workplace all of the time. And, it’s not uncommon to find a male boss who is hard (read: verbally abusive) to his female employees under the excuse of, “I’m like that to all of my employees. I don’t want to give the women special treatment. That’d be sexist. I’m hard on them, because it makes them stronger. Like the men.” Hmmm. How about this: how about instead of a boss who is verbally abusive to all of his employees to be “equal,” what if that boss were to be verbally abuse to…nobody? That would also be equal treatment, and one that makes for a happier workplace.