Alright, well basically I was just trying to get some impressions going of politics in the workplace particularly as they apply to women in positions of power but I guess I didn't really do a very good job of presenting it as such.
Anyway, here are my examples:
1. My boss making fun of us engineers and saying that we belong in IT
and that she was working to get us moved over there and that our programming skills would come out best in a dark dingy cubicle without any windows.
2. Same lady mocking my lead for trying to give one of my colleagues a raise in front of a lot of people.
3. Using her secretary as a buffer zone between her and us whenever she'd ask us to come to her office.
Now for another person
1. Referring to the pecking order whenever we'd have a discussion
2. Calling her intern slave (jokingly, I suppose) all the time (and coffee boy on the rare occasion)
3. Several other attitude related incidents.
Now I don't mean to generalise by any means...but in my very limited experiences, these two women stuck out as by far the most difficult to people I have had the displeasure of working with.
My current boss however (a woman) is someone that I am learning more and more from every single day. I call her the army of one, because she gets so much done in spite of the fact that they give her very limited resources.
My experience with the first lady that I mentioned really got me thinking that non-engineers should not manage engineers - neither male nor female.
PARIS, FRANCE...THE BEIRUT OF EUROPE.