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LMAO Germany adopts an AR-15   Small Arms <20mm

Started 14/9/20 by QuintusO; 107990 views.
schnuersi

From: schnuersi

8-May

roguetechie said:

the men who wind up working with them having given up on "true equality" a long time ago, (true equality as in we expect just as much out of you as we would a male team mate) fear for their jobs and more endless meetings, and thus try to help carry the workload of new female coworkers which is somehow still not enough.

My educated guess is, with the workforce and skilled labour problems the US have now as well this will change.
If you are part of a group that is in high demand but limited supply there is no need to be afraid for your job. This is a problem for people who are easy to replace.

I figured this out years ago. On average in the last two decades I changed the workplace every 5 years. Once I have been layed off. Every single time I got new employment within days and every time I did improve myself.
The last change is now a little more than two years past. My old employer still has not replaced me. The position is still vacant. I did warn them that this would happen during the last salary negotion, at the end of wich i gave them my letter of resignation because they would not meet my demands. The look in their faces... priceless.
I still get job offers on a regular base. Often from people who know me. Who worked with me, former customers and even former employers. But since I am now a civil servant and working for the MoD, which is sort of a dream job for me and the payment and extras are really, really good, I was not tempted... so far :D

I know that there are people who are cautios and affraid but this is not a good state to be in. Neither for the employee nor for the employer. Because the employers will only get mediocre workers with mediocre motivation and skills at best. But they will nod and smile and say yes all the time. For the employees it will lead to unhappyness and content.

I am allmost the other extreme. Never afraid and allways loud. I do say my opinion. Often even if not asked and I will not bend over or stand in for BS. If you piss me off, do your crap yourself. One of my catchphrases is: i told you so. I once said to a female coworker if you don't perform and I have to do your work, I demand your money. I will not work for free. Once I said that out loud everybody else chimed in. Guess what: all of a sudden the coworker did perform. In my experience its mostly about the proper motivation.

I do see more and more backbone and confidence in the workforce. Especially blue collar production workers. They now know they are allmost impossible to replace. So they take less and less BS. My guess is this will impact a lot of things related to "equality".

roguetechie

From: roguetechie

8-May

In the US employers haven't quite caught on to this yet, it will happen but hasn't happened yet.

There's wisdom in teaching the young to be valuable. If you're valuable you have nothing to fear.

gatnerd

From: gatnerd

8-May

schnuersi said:

There also is a significant reluctance of women to work in STEM and especially the blue collar end of the spectrum.

Jordan Peterson has brought up this issue several times. 

Basically, "Men are interested in Things, Women are interested in People."

This is observable in children (baby boys wanting toy cars, baby girls wanting dolls) to topics of conversation (men discussing cars/guns/games women discussing other people) and then this is represented in employment choices.

Women is egalitarian societies (Norway, Sweden, etc) where they are free to choose anything they are interested in are overrepresented in People related high end fields (Medicine / health / law) whereas Men remain the backbone of Things related jobs (engineering/product design/architexture).

Farmplinker

From: Farmplinker

9-May

At my off-farm job, we, and several other local manufacturers literally have started giving tours to 4th-grade classes to encourage kids to think about getting into manufacturing when they're older.

graylion

From: graylion

9-May

schnuersi said:

Out of context that indeed sounds bad. But I would ask why, what the trigger. Just the fact that she entered the room? Or did she do or say something? Was there an argument? Out of context a lot of things sound sexist, racist or whatever.

She had booked time in the lab, Guy was hogging the computer. She pointed out that she had booked the lab time.

schnuersi

From: schnuersi

9-May

graylion said:

She had booked time in the lab, Guy was hogging the computer. She pointed out that she had booked the lab time.

Yea that sound pretty much like the sterotypical IT guy.

Direct action and threats of violence usually work. Since these guys usually are not very physical most woman can use it against them as well.
Super effective and immediate solution... pull the pug out of the socket. An asshole needs and deserves to be treated as such. ;)

graylion

From: graylion

9-May

schnuersi said:

Direct action and threats of violence usually work. Since these guys usually are not very physical most woman can use it against them as well. Super effective and immediate solution... pull the pug out of the socket. An asshole needs and deserves to be treated as such. ;)

And women get conditioned very strongly against violence and confrontation. Ask me how I know? I have trained women in martial arts. 

schnuersi

From: schnuersi

9-May

graylion said:

And women get conditioned very strongly against violence and confrontation.

I would said most people get nowadays. But one needs when to confront and when to walk away. A case like the one you described IMHO is one where confronting the the ONLY option. If not you will get stepped on by people all the time. If you are not willing to stand up for your own rights and interests why should anybody else.

Or, to roughly translate a germay saying: if the smarter allways give in, the dumb will rule the world.

DavidPawley

From: DavidPawley

9-May

So, he was a dickhead who resorted to a weak sexist phrase because he completely lacked people skills.

I’ve heard of the same behaviour in education, of all places.

IT doesn’t have a sexist problem, it has an arsehole problem. Regrettably those people exist in many fields.

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gatnerd

From: gatnerd

31-May

Of Germanys 100 Billion fund, majority of funds will go to the Air Force, with more money spent on the Navy then on the Army. Fitting for a mostly landlocked country with a massive land war going on next door....

https://www.reuters.com/business/aerospace-defense/air-force-get-largest-share-germanys-100-billion-euro-defence-bulk-up-2022-05-31/

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