Venus and Mars and Your Office

by Kristina on July 3, 2014 · 2 comments


Good morning Dinks.  You know they say “Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus”, well I haven’t read the book but as I get older I am noticing a huge gap between the sexes.  A man can be in the exact same situation as a woman and see the outcome completely different.  Why is that?

Yesterday I was talking to my co-worker about our bosses.  She works in my department but on a different team than I do so we have different reporting managers.  We were chit chatting about a recent department meeting and she said to me “I am happy that I work for a man”.   I personally couldn’t agree more.  Although I currently work for a woman and actually really like her, I would prefer to work for man.

Men make the workplace more enjoyable

I am not sure why I prefer to work for a man, but I think it has something to do with us being opposites.  Men and women seem to get along better than women and women.  Men are definitely less dramatic than women.  When a man says something he means it, there is no wondering what he really meant and we don’t have to talk about his decision for 15 minutes afterwards.  This is a quality very much appreciated in a work-related environment.  I wish the whole world could just stop talking so much and we would get a lot more work done.

Women make the office complicated

For some reason, and again I’m not sure why, but women in the workplace equals complications.  If you have ever worked in a women-filled office environment, in a woman-dominated retail sales store or just anywhere that the number of women outweigh the number of men, you know exactly what I’m talking about.  The gossip and cattiness among women can really make the work day longer than it needs to be.

Women also seem like they always have something to prove.  I once worked in a bank branch where the manager ruled by fear.  She would make employees cry almost on a daily basis.  That’s right actual grown adults crying in the bathroom at work.  She was loud and forceful and had absolutely no manners what so ever.  It was effective because the branch was number one in sales in our region, but employees were very unhappy and we had a high turnover rate.

Men are more straightforward managers

I have worked for both men and women throughout my career and I feel that men are more straightforward when it comes to office politics.  If there is a problem in the workplace or between employees men like to get it out in the open, fix it and move on.  It’s too bad I can’t say the same for women.

When women (especially women in power) have information they like to keep it to themselves and spring it on employees at the last minute, instead of having an open and honest policy.  I’m not sure why but I think it has something to do with women feeling like they are in power.  Power trips are a major problem among women in the workplace.  Photo from Flickr

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1 Kathy July 3, 2014 at 9:52 am

The two female managers I had were the worst ones although a couple of males were pretty bad as well. The best manager I had was a man who made you want to make him look good because you knew he would give proper credit where it was due.

2 Kristina July 26, 2014 at 4:18 pm

Oh yeah I know what that’s like. It’s nice to be recognized for your work even if the boss is only doing it because it makes him look good. That’s better than a boss who takes the credit for everything you do!

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