I am the lone local tech support person for my district of a records management company. I replaced a man who played the "I can't tell you how to fix it, I need to fix it" game. There is a corporate IT department in another state who can't come downeverytime when have RAM loose in a PC. However, my boss is female and has been highly resistant to the idea of me doing any first tier technical support after she hired me to do just that. Why?
Come to find out, she's just as old fashioned as themen, thinking that moving PCs and fixing them is MEN'S WORK. How are we supposed to compete effectively for IT positions when half the older female population is very much of the "women should stick to customer service/clerical/administrative assistant positions" attitude? The only thing that has helped me out was a network changeover which I worked with 3 men to complete in the district and they had such high praise for my work, she couldn't ignore that I was actual good at what I do. This doesn't stop her from complaining, though.
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