Re: Propriety: New Twist on Professionalism & Secretaries Day

Subject: Re: Propriety: New Twist on Professionalism & Secretaries Day
From: "Palmer, Phyllis" <PPalmer -at- SPHERECOM -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 1998 13:28:51 -0500

It isn't as bad as all that!!! But everyone assumes the worst.

In fact, HE (the pres is male) does live his life very carefully because
of previous frivolous lawsuits in previous companies (not against him).
So far, I have said that I NEED to be there. I take responsibility for
myself and the developers take responsibility for themselves. So far, he
knows that I go to the beta sites. I am there and DO get my job done.

What I would like to ask is, am I the only one who has been advised to
be cautious? What about you? Males, females? I have worked at a
university where I was required to go through sexual harassment
sensitivity training (males & females alike were trained). I'm not
offended that the Pres wants me to be careful. I think this topic could
be discussed from a number of different angles.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Hulda Hime [SMTP:hulda -at- WW-WEB -dot- COM]
> Sent: Tuesday, April 28, 1998 12:55 PM
> To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
> Subject: Re: Propriety: New Twist on Professionalism &
> Secretaries Day
>
> Guy isn't living in the real world is he? OK, guess I'm being sexist
> assuming that the Pres is a he ;-) This Pres must be extremely
> paranoid
> about possible harassment claims. The only thing you can do is
> explain to
> this person why this mindset needs to be changed and how doing so will
> make
> the product better. If there is still a problem, suggest that you
> travel
> separately from the group.
>
>
> -- Hulda R. Hime --
> hulda -at- ww-web -dot- com
>
> ----------
> > From: Palmer, Phyllis <PPalmer -at- SPHERECOM -dot- COM>
> > To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
> > Subject: Propriety: New Twist on Professionalism & Secretaries Day
> > Date: Tuesday, April 28, 1998 10:34 AM
> >
> > Here's my question for you wise folks:
> >
> > Scenario: I need to go to several beta sites and new installations
> for
> > training issues and installation documentation development. The
> > 'president' of our small company is adamant against males and
> females
> > traveling together (large group going to same site, only one female;
> > getting a ride to the airport with colleague, etc.) even for a
> working
> > lunch. I say I can't live like that. I need the information from
> the
> > site and I need to be with the developers as they analyze what's
> going
> > on...
> >
> > What do you do?
> >
> > Thanks for your discussion of this topic.
> > Phyllis
> >
> >
> &^~~~
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> TECHWR-L)
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> >
>
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