I was working at an electronics store and had been there for about a year, doing fairly well. When I first started working there the manager was a woman but a few months in she was fired and replaced by an older man. In the two years I worked there, there was one other woman hired – a young girl who was not scheduled with me, ever, except for a short amount of overlap here and there.
One day I mentioned a few things about her performance/learning curve that I had noticed to the manager, and was told that I was jealous, and mean, and that I was not allowed to talk to the girl or mention anything about her to anyone in the store again. Also he had apparently been warned by the district manager that it was probably a bad idea to hire another female employee, because two “females” (grrr I HATE that, when do men ever refer to themselves as “males”?) working together caused problems and cat fights.
Sorry! I can apparently only do my job surrounded by sexism! #MFIF, I guess.