Why is it only women who see sexism everywhere?
As a guy (a white guy at that), Martin didn’t understand how sexism can affect somebody’s productivity… until he experienced it for himself.
Martin lays out the problem. Actually, Nicole’s problem.
It wasn’t a huge deal, but still… you want your employees to be efficient.
Spoiler alert: Martin didn’t even realize that the client thought he was Nicole.
Imagine somebody being a complete dick to you AND wasting your time? Ugh.
And so the test began!
The results were jaw dropping…
Needless to say Martin did NOT like being Nicole…
And therein lies the “invisible advantage”
Guys, this isn’t to say your job isn’t tough or that people treat YOU differently. This is just one guy doing a test at his company.
Still, one has to think that if the difference is THIS pronounced after working with numerous clients over the course of two weeks, something has to be up.
What are your thoughts? Make sure to ask your friends! Start a conversation about it. The more we talk about these things, the more we’ll all be able to find workable, common sense solutions!