Captain’s Log 5,640
Spare me. I had a meeting yesterday with a woman who said the mayor is being picked on by whining women who are seeking huge payouts from the city. None of what they are saying about his unwanted sexual advances is true. And when he said he thought they should remove their panties to be more comfortable at work, she said this. She actually said…… “He probably told to them not to get their knickers in a knot. Women are just too sensitive about things like this.”
She then went on to say that the American economy is suffering because women are not tough enough in the workplace. Women take too much time to consider how the team is working or how people are feeling. I was indirectly accused of being too soft on my team when I said I try very hard to learn every person’s communication style so we get more things done, etc. She said everyone needs to conform to MY communication style. Apparently, my personal check-in with everyone daily is also a complete waste of time. And how dare I “allow” the folks at the ticket counter to give directions, explain parking, share which museums are free that day, explain the passport program for the museums, etc. I was told we are there to make money, period. No ticket transaction should ever take more than 45 seconds (even taking into consideration that 80% of our visitors are in the park for the first time and don’t really know where they are going). And if we are “wasting time” with such frivolous customer service, we will never get ahead.
I told her that every single customer service manager in the park would fire any employee who refused to assist ANYONE with directions, information, etc. We are all non-profit organizations with a mission to SERVE the public. I don’t know why that’s so hard to understand. I must be one of those ineffective females in power. It’s my fault the world is in such shitty shape. Sigh. Maybe I should just go jump off a bridge now.
Just when I think we have evolved as a species, I realize how insignificant our movement has been. Makes me tired. Weary to the bone.