Monday, May 3, 2010

Time for new friends

I can't believe I had this conversation with one of my friends :(

Friend: "You're lucky, you don't have to worry about getting a job. You're a woman in a field with like no girls, so all the employers will be like yay!"
Me: "Seriously? Did you just say that?"
Friend: "Uhh, I think you're misinterpreting what I said! What I mean is that you're a smart woman and most women in engineering are dumb, like L."
Me: "...what? WHAT? We're probably just as dumb as guys in engineering. Speaking of which, your buddy R. is pretty thick and he has a nice engineering job."
Friend: "Yeah, but people expect guys to be dumb. When they see a smart girl they're all like WOAH and they hire you right away."
Me: "No... just.... no. We will have this conversation again when you are sober, and then I will hit you."


1 comment:

FrauTech said...

Haha. Well if that were true you'd expect the turnover rate of women in engineering to be lower than what it is for men, which it isn't. And you'd expect that if the national average of women graduating college is significantly higher than the national average of women working in the industry, that you'd see the industry % rising over the last decade. But it hasn't. :(

I tend to veer off on tangents. Pick your tangent from the menu on the right.