Saturday, February 5, 2011

Girls in Management

No, I'm not talking about managing cooking, cleaning and ironing, this is about the real business management. A study found that in our German corporations there are only very few women in top management positions. OF COURSE this is due to discrimination, there can't be any other explanation, so immediately there was talk about introducing a law that commands corporations to employ a certain quota of females in top positions.
Funny sidenote: When asked about a timeframe for implementation of such a law, our Secretary of Labor (btw, she was an avid supporter of Internet censorship before she switched ministries) said "it should be done in less years than I have fingers on my hand". So it appears she can't even count to five, but argues for women in directorate positions?
Thank God such a law has been widely denounced, as it may attach a stigma to every woman in a leading position, since people might suspect her to be just a "quota woman" that only got the job due to her gender.
Personally, I don't have a problem putting girls on a pedestal, especially if they are strippers. But if they want to get into the inner circles of the board of directors, it may help if they get into golf and play a few rounds with the bosses, just like everybody else.

10 comments:

  1. We have this in the states, it's called Equal Opportunity. When it first came out, companies would get tax breaks if they met 'quotas' of hiring certain numbers from certain minorities.

    The problem businesses found, especially ones which took some skill/education, is there weren't enough to fill the spaces. If a woman is qualified to be at executive status, give her equal chance. But don't put them there just because you have to have a certain number for females to avoid getting fined. Put the best qualified people in the positions they're best for, regardless of age, sex, or race.

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  2. German politicians... Mostly idiots sadly. I'm all for women getting into Management positions. If they have the skills.

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  3. Men have to suck up to the boss just as much as a woman should. No person deserves a position just because of gender or race. These laws make me sick, Pushing "equality" without the equal part.

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  4. Zensursula up to her old tricks. Following.

    wellthisdoesntsuck.blogspot.com

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  5. Sexism to fight sexism. Well, people are known for being morons. Sure, discrimination does exist, but it really boils down to people thinking they are something amazing when they're not. Not like that is anything new, though.

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  6. reminds me of affirmative action, which will most likely be gone in maybe 10 years. there's no reason to give one person a leg up to fill quotas, which is an even worse sign of discrimination

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  7. Yeah dude totally agree with you there

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  8. Currently where I work we have more girls employed then guys. Though come time to actually work for the day, the guys out number the girls.

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  9. 1) There's the time-old stigma
    2) It's kind of hardwired into men to be more ambitious. Take a look at the entire industry, and the proportions of educated people within it. I'm sure you'll find the results aren't as skewed as people like to pretend.

    -K

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