It is currently Thu Sep 29, 2016 4:01 pm
lalalaaa wrote:I love your observations of girls in the workplace.
I'm guessing you are prob in a tech field of work.
I am the only girl in my department, and yet the organisation I work for is 60% female.
Like many IT dept, we're relegated to the bowels of the company, so nobody really sees us.
After almost six years at this company, I recently realised I was now a bit nervous of interacting with other women as I'm so daggy compared to them.
I have to admit, it wasnt helped by moving away from my girlfriends five year back, when I went bush.
This year I started attending a few work related forums to try to start connecting again...I know there are other women in IT, I have worked with a quite a few over the years, but networking is really hard when you havent been doing it for a while and also lack a bit of confidence.
Funny thing was when I started working, I was in PR and wore the same as most girls I worked with. I even worked on Aust fashion week when it launched in the '90s, yep surrounded by Australia's top designers and models and at the time wasnt at all intimidated.
Now after 12 years of IT, I dont even own a suit, have forgotten to how to wear makeup, own no-name brand clothes and have hair that schoolkids would dread. I think I kind of let myself go a bit... well a lot ,
but I can also say I have seen both sides and it doesnt really matter what your colleagues wear or you wear, its how you work together.
Freddy wrote:You really think only women feel like that at work?
I have the same issue, as other guys at work (I work in a mostly male environment) wear the nice stuff and I just wear whatever I can find at the store that fits my body and falls within dresscode borders. I just feel like I don't fit in (even though I do a better job than my direct colleagues ), but that's mostly a matter of lacking confidence in myself I think.
I just wish I'd be able to dress nicer and feel more comfortable wearing my clothes at work.
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