Man Did A Sexism Experiment With A Female Co-Worker, And Learned A Valuable Lesson

Society had come a long way since the days when only men were supposed to be the breadwinners and women were meant to stay at home and look after the children. Now, nobody bats an eyelid at women in the workplace, and that is a great stride considering that just a few decades ago, women were only seen as typists and secretaries.

However, it appears that even in 2017, old views persist and one man was amazed to discover this almost entirely by accident.

It all started when Martin R. Schneider got complaints from his boss about a fellow worker Nicole, who was taking longer with clients than he was.

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Martin just assumed the reason behind this was because she was less experienced than him.

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However, his view changed when he accidentally emailed a client using Nicole’s name and suddenly found himself dealing with a terrible client.

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It was then when Martin realised that he had been using Nicole’s name – and the moment he switched back to his actual name, the client dramatically improved.

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Twitter @SchneidRemarks

This lead to Martin and Nicole trying a little experiment.

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Twitter @SchneidRemarks

While Martin’s week “f**king sucked,” Nicole had the “most productive week of her career.”

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Twitter @SchneidRemarks

Martin had never even considered that the reason behind his advantage was simply his gender. However, when he took his findings to his boss, the man scoffed at them.

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The worst part was, Nicole explained that she was simply used to it!

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Twitter @SchneidRemarks

The story went viral, and now people are pointing out that with a black-sounding name, the response would be even worse.

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Twitter @SchneidRemarks
Twitter @SchneidRemarks
Twitter @notladymary

This just goes to show – sexism in the workplace is far from dead and gone and people should be aware that it is happening. No matter what gender or name a person has, you should never be rude to them in a professional workplace.

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