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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureEtiquette · 2 months ago

Why do some females ignore their male co-workers who are “below” them?

Keep in mind they also shoot the breeze with their “equals,” such as dating, movies they like, celebrity sightings, etc.  So the fact they are ignoring some of their male co-workers, has nothing to do with not wanting to get personal at work.  What’s the desk with females with “college degree” positions giving “diploma/GED” male co-workers ice-cold glares silently as the co-worker innocently said “good morning”?  There’s a meme on social media that says “My mother raised me to say hello to the CEO and the janitor.”  But a lot of females seem to not follow that etiquette protocol, and instead treat male co-workers like a panhandler.  Can someone please explain this behavior, especially considering the males did/said absolutely nothing to them that triggered this.  Please help.  Thank you.


What’s the DEAL (typo)

Also keep in mind that the ignoring is not a morning thing, as the females ignore the males no matter what time of day it is.  So they definitely didn’t catch them at a bad time .

5 Answers

  • Lita
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    Why do you incorrectly assume that all females act the same?

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  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    The "desk" is that people are allowed to socialize with whomever they wish to and if you're far below them on the social pecking order this sounds about normal.

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  • 2 months ago

    You are not going to receive a one-size-fits-all explanation for this behavior, as individuals make choices that feel right for them.  Some people, both men and women, will always seek those above them as a way of expanding their knowledge/experience/status, while others will seek connection with both their peers and those higher up in the corporate food chain.  Additionally, some people are welcoming of everyone and will not hold any distinction between the CEO and the entry level employees.  Individuals need to decide how they want to conduct themselves in the workplace, and this comes down to intention, purpose and goals to be achieved.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Because they don't appeal to them in any way. Just accept that that is how some people operate, it's rude but what can you do. 

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  • Lili
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    No one here can "explain" this, because it is not standard behavior, and we don't know you or the women about whom you are complaining.

    Perhaps there is something about you that people just don't like.  Perhaps you are trying to be just a little too familiar with higher-ranking employees.

    Sometimes people are extremely bad at judging what is appropriate behavior and what is not. I suspect you may be one of those people.

    And if you are lower-ranked, you really don't have any business complaining that higher-ranked women are friendly with men who are also higher-ranked. That's normal and to be expected.

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