Today’s Quote: Is Being a Doormat the Only Other Choice?
“Women have a very narrow path to walk; they risk coming across as a doormat or a bitch.” ~ Robert Sutton, professor of management science and engineering at Stanford University and author of the upcoming book, Good Boss, Bad Boss: How to Be the Best and Learn from the Worst.
In a recent article, “The Problem with Women Bosses,” Human Resource Executive Online
explores a “prevalent double-standard in the American workplace,” i.e. that staffers are not willing to tolerate the same poor behavior from female supervisors that they would tolerate in male supervisors. The article cites Chicago-Kent College of Law assistant professor Felice Batlan’s forthcoming report based on a survey of 164 legal secretaries, which indicated most preferred working for male attorneys.
What about you guys? Do you prefer working male or female attorneys?