close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Wow... I am too masculine for where I work? WTF?!?!

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Glock20 10mm, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. sharkbait22

    sharkbait22

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2011
    Messages:
    290
    Likes Received:
    11
    Location:
    Rockledge, FL
    Well I may be the odd man out but I really don't care what other people think of me. I have never had a problem in my line of work. But then again I don't work in an office around a bunch of women.
     
  2. nursetim

    nursetim

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2006
    Messages:
    17,679
    Likes Received:
    14,737
    Location:
    liberalville N. M.
    I got the same thing in nursing school. I didn't find out that 1-2 of the instructors felt this way until I had graduated. Of course they tried to kick me out at one point. I survived and so will you. You will adapt as needed, you're human, it's what we do.
     

  3. WT

    WT Millennium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 1999
    Messages:
    3,686
    Likes Received:
    1,227
    At the next company social event get up and sing "In the Navy" by the Village People. It will do wonders for your rep.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InBXu-iY7cw"]In the Navy - YouTube[/ame]
     
  4. gjk5

    gjk5 Pinche Gringo

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2006
    Messages:
    7,101
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Grand Junction Colorado
    this thread made me LOL.


    so much raw masculinity in GNG.......
     
  5. FloridaGun

    FloridaGun -> 10mm

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2013
    Messages:
    174
    Likes Received:
    0
    Get out of that wimpy office, become a Fireman!! We don't have to deal with sissy masculine discrimination!! Depending on where you live, you might be able to be a Fireman/Paramedic, or you could just be a Paramedic if fighting fires isn't your thing.
     
  6. Huaco Kid

    Huaco Kid

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2007
    Messages:
    14,425
    Likes Received:
    7,893
    Location:
    State
    My unintended glaze is focused upon you.

    I don't even know I'm doing it.

    Go away, and tell your supervisor.

    Write me up.

    You live in the wrong state.
     
  7. Mrs. VR

    Mrs. VR Sharon, you will be missed.

    Joined:
    May 18, 2004
    Messages:
    26,375
    Likes Received:
    929
    Location:
    On the way to crazy
    Masculine =/= indimidating. And vice versa. (nessescarily)
     
  8. DoubleWide

    DoubleWide

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2008
    Messages:
    4,262
    Likes Received:
    378
    Definitely. Haven't you ever heard someone complain that other people think something about them and are completely wrong and you find yourself agreeing with the other people?

    You can start asking people about it starting with people you know. A lot of times it's people who don't know you.

    Other times, it's the mannerisms.
    Walk over to their desk, hand them a task, say "This needs to be completed by tomorrow 8am" and walk away. Simple, efficient.
    Change it to a "Hello. Can you to take care of this? It needs to be completed by tomorrow 8am"
    Same results with a better impression with a few more words.

    I've met some long term ex-military that don't realize they're not in the military and don't realize that certain things are different in the civilian world.

    I'm very straight forward and some people appreciate it and sometimes it causes me problems. I was in a meeting and told them the way they were doing it was wrong and the right way to do it. Everyone got defensive and went against me. It took the entire meeting of me answering their questions about their way to get them to realize they were wrong. Maybe if I stated it differently, I could have been done in 5 minutes.

    I also know I could be fired for insubordination if a higher-up takes something the wrong way. Not that I always care if I'm fired since I'm prepared for it.
     
  9. Chuck TX

    Chuck TX CLM

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2003
    Messages:
    6,288
    Likes Received:
    500
    Location:
    Republic of Texas
    You mean like masculine = BO or something? :rofl:
     
  10. furioso2112

    furioso2112

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2007
    Messages:
    3,612
    Likes Received:
    5
    Consider making a point of occasionally announcing "MY BUDDIES DIDN'T DIE FACE-DOWN IN THE MUCK FOR ME TO PUT UP WITH THIS BS!!! anytime anybody mentions anything that you find even possibly challenging...such as what to order for lunch, who watched the reruns of Friends or Piers Morgan last night, etc. Of course, following it up with a hearty "HA HA HA!!! Hey, you know what I was told in supervision last week - that I INTIMIDATE people!!! Isn't that ABSURD?!? I mean, REALLY!! ARE YOU INTIMIDATED BY MEEEEEEE!?!?!?!" Then writhe on the floor, urinate on yourself and crawl out the nearest window, cackling and braying.

    That'll really fix their wagon.
     
  11. 427

    427

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2009
    Messages:
    6,997
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    KUMSC
    Have you considered a pug faced shirt for work? It might take the edge off a bit.
    [​IMG]
     
  12. xDavidx

    xDavidx

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2012
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    Just show up to work in a mini skirt every now and them. Problem solved.
     
  13. dryfly

    dryfly Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2009
    Messages:
    3,039
    Likes Received:
    788
    Location:
    White Mountains NH
    You didnt by any chance go off at work about your wifes traffic ticket that had you irate a couple weeks back did ya ???
     
  14. BEER

    BEER bad example

    Joined:
    May 2, 2006
    Messages:
    6,850
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Dayton, Texas
    THIS is exactly how the modern American job market works, and it is exactly why Americans want so much more money for menial jobs which causes those jobs to go overseas where this bull**** is not tolerated or entertained.
     
  15. 6forsure

    6forsure

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2000
    Messages:
    415
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    WEST Texas
    meant to quote some one
     
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2013
  16. 6forsure

    6forsure

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2000
    Messages:
    415
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    WEST Texas

    0r your threatening of your young step son with jail?
     
  17. High Altitude

    High Altitude

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2005
    Messages:
    1,954
    Likes Received:
    11
    Location:
    Tennessee
    It really is terrible that the whole country is being pussified.

    I would talk to a lawyer and update my resume.

    Good Luck!

    Wouldn't hurt to bring your kid into the office and play show and tell with your co workers before work etc..... so they can see another side of you that they probably relate more with etc....
     
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2013
  18. The Fist Of Goodness

    The Fist Of Goodness

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2005
    Messages:
    4,245
    Likes Received:
    1,481
    Location:
    Falling into Crime's Dinner Party.
    Yeah. Except she wasn't in custody. We were interviewing her in her house. Good try, though.:rolleyes:

    posted using Outdoor Hub Campfire
     
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2013
  19. FLIPPER 348

    FLIPPER 348 Bigfoot enthusiast enthusiast

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2000
    Messages:
    25,471
    Likes Received:
    6,975
    Location:
    Bend Oregon
    Hmm, one line follows the other in your post. Perhaps there is more to it than the way you walk & talk.
     
  20. racer11

    racer11

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2005
    Messages:
    2,592
    Likes Received:
    268
    Location:
    Near the Kansas Speedway
    Let me guess,,,,she was how much overweight and jealous of the pic on your screen [laughing] women get that way you know ?