A Fifty Year Wave of Change
Subject:   Aw my Gawd - it's real!
Date:   2007-09-05 08:31:26
From:   Tianta
Thank you to my friend, Judy, for introducing me to this sight.

I have been frustrated by an invisible wall that has been impeding my career. I have yet to figure it out. I have chalked it up to "politicks", but after reading this article, I see now that what I have and still am experiencing is real. I have seen years of good results, brought to my team and company by yours truly; vanish in a wink due to a minor (or not so minor) mistake on my part. I have been demoted two ranks in one swipe for being "argumentative" with team members (males) when they refused to try to work with me, not knowing I was their team leader, because I had been placed in the role by a boss (female) who did not believe in granting 'titles'. I have watched my team dicker and struggle over technical issues for hours after the solution, delivered by me, and placed directly in their laps, had been greeted by blinks, disbelief, lack of confidence, and silence. In my 20 year career, it has been acknowledged only twice, that I had been "ignored", or not given acknowledgement for providing multi million dollar solutions, only twice. More than not I have received resentment and competitive jealousy instead.

I have been frustrated with trying to modify my behavior, so that I am better received. Being my self doesn't work ether. I just don't get it.

It seams that men have a buddy system, but with women, you have to watch your back. Or is it the other way around?

My whole career has been marked with high reviews, but no promotions and even in one case as mentioned above, a demotion. What's going on? This doesn't make sense. Paranoia surly does not get high reviews with no results.

I am looking forward to read the rest of the articles as they are produced.

Rant, rant, rant!