I am trying to reach the top. And on my way I encounter many females on the same journey. Some of them are a step ahead of me and are already managing a department or team. In my relatively short career I have had two female managers. Both of them were control freaks.
A dark room. Uncomfortable figures are seated in a semi-circle on plastic chairs, fiddling nervously with cups, jewelry or anything else that is close to hand. A man enters the room and smiles welcomingly, but receives only glassy stares in return. He nods at one of the hunched figures and motions for them to stand.
You be the secretary and I'll be the lawyer. OK?
Three months have gone by since I have re-entered the corporate world and discarded the mantle of a lady of leisure.
Our manager does not work. We, meaning my 11 colleagues and I, are convinced that he does not perform actual work activities during the day. That is next to reading the newspaper and checking the performance of his enormous stock portfolio.
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