Women in the workplace: How 'good girls' fight back

  • Article by: Lynn Povich , Los Angeles Times
  • Updated: October 9, 2012 - 1:18 PM

The glass ceiling is being chipped away, if not shattered.

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ntaggartOct. 9, 12 4:09 PM

We had a situation recently where a new gal was hired. All of the women here are kind of frumpy looking and older. This one was young, adorable, pretty and smart. All of the other women perceived her as a threat obviously. I kind of felt sorry for her because none of these women were really talking to her except in catty or patronizing tones (even some of the guys were a bit intimidated). Then, one day this new gal announced she was pregnant. That changed everything. Now all of the other girls get a long with her fine, she is now (for better or worse) a member of the office sewing club. I’m absolutely convinced that her being pregnant made her much less of a threat to the other females in the office thus changing the others attitudes towards her. Quit an observation.

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