Perhaps you’re not reading into it enough. See what I did there, buddy?
I don’t, no.
In this tech climate, it is too often about gender, even subconsciously. My guess is, ‘bitch-sayer’ would have a lot more resect for a man leaving his position for a better job than a woman who left him for a better job. (Women are not here to serve you.)
Well, if it was a man, he wouldn’t be called a bitch. The word used would most likely be bastard. Or the more gender-specific “sonofabitch”; both terms are used for men, never heard them used for women. But, businesspeople in general have a low opinion of other individuals who don’t complete contracts. I don’t find that to be all that gender-specific.
Get a little notebook and jot down every time a woman in your business atmosphere is referred to sexually or aggressively, looked at salaciously with or without her knowing or excluded or ‘other-ed’.
I am a woman in business. Tech, but “old tech” (IBM, Oracle, HP, MSFT, etc.) I’d go with three or four times over nearly forty years. Nothing egregious, people being unaware morons rather than intentionally abusive.
From what I’ve gathered by reading Medium, the abuse of women is worse in “new tech” than it was in “old tech.” It has me wondering what’s up with all those new, young, supposedly-socially-aware VP’s of HR, and why they can’t seem to manage their ships very well.
Get back to us in 7 days with your notebook jottings. Will you?