Well, I’m back at F.U.C.K.Y.O.U. again after a really awful couple of months trying out a data entry job I found in the paper. It was an increase in salary from what I was making at F.U.C.K.Y.O.U., and I could tell because the hourly wage was printed in the ad.
Now, I know that women earn 75% to the dollar for the same work that men do, and I was the only woman there in an office full of men. Since the wage I was getting was the wage that was printed in the ad, I can only assume that all these men were offered SECRET pay increases after they got the job. Bastards.
Here’s what really pisses me off: I made it very clear on the first day of work that they are NOT to treat me differently just because I’m a woman. If there’s one thing I can’t stand, it’s people having sexist preconceptions about me – something which is assured in an office full of men.
Anyway, I could tell they didn’t take me seriously, because in the break room one day they started saying lewd things to me. Well, not actually TO me, but I overheard them making crude jokes about penises, and it was obvious that they were just trying to make me feel uncomfortable because I’m a woman. Well, I gave them a piece of my mind and told them to shut the fuck up, and that if they did that again, I’d report them to my boss and get them fired for sexual harassment.
I’m sure you can tell that didn’t work well at all. Since I’m a woman, they had no respect for me. And since I made it clear I’m a strong and independent woman with opinions of her own, then they REALLY started trying to make me feel excluded. From then on, sometimes I’d hear them in the break room laughing about something, and as soon as I’d go in there they’d get quiet, just to show me that I wasn’t welcome in there.
So I’m back working at F.U.C.K.Y.O.U. now. It only pays 75% of what I was making at the data entry job, but as a woman, money isn’t my top concern anyway. I’m more concerned with fighting injustices in the world, such as the wage gap.