Wednesday, January 11, 2006

The joy of a predominantly male workplace

As previously mentioned, there are drawbacks to being one of three women in an predominantly male workplace. The first, of course, is the sharing of a bathroom. Aside from the pee on the toilet seat (which has ceased since Eric quit), there is the empty toilet paper roll, the odor, the inability to put a paper towel in the trash can, etc, etc. What gene are men lacking that prevents them from having the basic motor functions required to change a roll of toilet paper? They all say "it's not me" and yet every time I go into the bathroom the roll is empty and there's an unwrapped roll of TP on the tank lid. Three women, 15 men--do the math.

The second drawback is, well, no matter how hard the HR department tries to prevent these things...there's porn. I'm not shy when it comes to nudity, but really, do I need to see women in various poses having you-don't-want-to-know done to them every time I go downstairs? It's not like I'm offended as a woman or feel that it's objectifying us or any of that feminist crap; it's just not something I need to see at 9:00 in the morning. And that's just the straight porn. We gots the gay porn too. Name a fetish, it's fully represented here.

Next, and this one is just universal, you can't be in a bad mood without it being "that time of the month". No, it's not that time of the month. It's the fact that I have to babysit all y'all that puts me in a bad mood every day.

Of course, it's not all bad. At least I never have to change the water cooler bottle.

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