Have you ever been discriminated against due to your gender at work?
More specifically, those who work in health care and have a client who has discriminated against you? What did you do? How did you handle it?
I'm not in health care, but as a female truck driver I've run into a lot of discrimination from companies I've worked for, shippers/receivers, and even sometimes the sales clerks at truck stops.
I think some people discriminate because they have expectations about who should be in a job. Truck driving is a man's job and I understand that I don't "look the part". I suppose male nurses or female doctors sometimes face that same kind of problem.
One of the things I do is observe the person I think is discriminating against me to see if they treat others the same way or differently. Sometimes the person is just a jerk and they are a jerk to the men as well as the women. But sometimes I see them treat the men good and the women like shit.
I've never really done anything about it except notice. Occasionally, I tell the stories of what happened to people - and usually laugh about it then because I'm good at my job and always think the best revenge is to be the best regardless of what they think.
A couple of times I've mentioned my observations to the person's supervisor, and usually get an apology from the manager when I do - but I don't know if it does any good later on because truck drivers seldom have to see the same people more than once anyway.
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