Man Switches Email Signatures With His Female Co-Worker For 2 Weeks, And Learned Some Depressing Truths!
This is a little story about how impossible it is for a professional woman to get the respect they deserve while being at work.
One day, writer Martin Schneider from Philadelphia unknowingly signed his emails with his co-worker’s name, Nicole Pieri and the dramatic change in the way he got treated from the clients left him stunned!
#7 When Email Signature’s Got Changed
At first, he was baffled by the client's 'rude and dismissive' responses to his emails. But, after a few exchanges when the client came to know that he was conversing with a man, Martin witnessed an 'immediate improvement' in his dialogue — and this dramatic change of conversation inspired him to do a little experiment.
Martin shared his experience in a series of tweets which went viral on social media in just a few hours.
#6 Immediate Improvement
Martin said, being Nicole’s supervisor, he always wanted to know why he was always under pressure from his own boss to make her work more efficiently. He decided to figure out the reason behind this by having some experience of being Nicole with her clients.
During his experimental phase, he observed that the difficult client was not being rude to Nicole’s efficiency, but because she is a female, he’s trying to create such a situation for her.
And by the time he realised that he is talking to me(Martin, he thanked me for all my suggestions, prompt responses. ‘Really?’
#5 Invisible advantage to Martin
During this ensuing experiment phase, Martin said he was ‘IN HELL’.
Meanwhile, Nicole also shared her views about this experience, she stated that this is just a piece of Medium called Working While Female.
She explained that the experiment didn't surprise her since she has regularly faced sexism — both directly and indirectly — at the workplace.
#4 When this goes Viral on Social Media
In the twitter thread, many followers tweeted with their own stories and points, stating how various things hinder the path of working women in general.
Very soon, Martin’s tweet gained traction on social media, and many of the followers shared their in-person experience’s.
#3 Martin Views about this
Martin said that he didn't actually change anything about the way he used to work, but the client changed his tone after knowing that he’s not a female co-worker, STRANGE!!
#2 Absolutely done with these Twitter threads
This was just not the end! There’s something very shocking about this experimental story! Continue reading this in further pages!
#1 The Most Shocking Thing
Although Martin was stunned by the way he was treated when people thought he was a female.
He then added that the most shocking thing about the whole process was just realising how his co-worker friend come up with all such nuisance to accept this treatment as the norm.
He then tweeted: 'For me, this was shocking. For her, she was USED to it. She just figured it was part of her job.
'I mean, she knew she was being treated off differently, just for being a woman? She's not dumb. She just took it in a stride.'
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