Should one work in a misogynistic workplace?
Misogynism in the workplace can reduce employee productivity, ruin mental health, and impact work culture. Such experiences can also reduce job satisfaction and hinder one’s career development opportunities.
This topic was highlighted in a recent Reddit post in which a man cancels his stepdaughter’s interview so that she would work in his misogynistic company.
Mom furious after husband cancels her daughter's interview
The author starts the post by saying that her daughter Mia is a 23-year-old college graduate looking for a job. The author’s husband wants Mia to work in his company. But she refused the offer because his workforce is a predominantly male office and they make weird comments about women.
The author’s best friend offered Mia a job. But for that, she had to attend an interview. Mia was excited about the offer and had prepared well for the meeting.
On the day of the interview, Mia called the author crying, saying that the interview was canceled because her stepdad mailed them that she wouldn’t show up.
When the author confronted her husband, he justified that working in his company was a great opportunity and since Mia kept turning the offer down, he had no other choice. Occasionally, her husband will tell her how it was for the best of the family. He also said that she shouldn’t work for others when they have a company that can help her advance in her career.
What do you think? Was the author wrong to berate her husband for sending out an email from her daughter’s email ID without her permission? Share your thoughts below.