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So at work we have a guy who, at a staff meeting, asked if some of the stronger men could help move chairs in a conference room. He immediately stopped himself and added that strong women were wanted to help too... well, before he almost finished some women were calling out what about us! He said ooops but I did not hear any of the smaller weaker men calling out to complain. He then added that our female leader who he called "Queen" as in title of leadership and respect but she said, lets not be gender exclusive, and that she could be a king. WTF?
 

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They'd have fired me for laughing at the whole situation
 

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They'd have fired me for laughing at the whole situation

I did say to some that if somebody really cared about being gender non-specific that they would call them-self a ruler instead of a king, to make the point.
 

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Give 'em a participation trophy...:roll:
 

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"Called her queen out of respect".

Lie.
 

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So at work we have a guy who, at a staff meeting, asked if some of the stronger men could help move chairs in a conference room. He immediately stopped himself and added that strong women were wanted to help too... well, before he almost finished some women were calling out what about us! He said ooops but I did not hear any of the smaller weaker men calling out to complain. He then added that our female leader who he called "Queen" as in title of leadership and respect but she said, lets not be gender exclusive, and that she could be a king. WTF?

How and why is it you still work there? I would be in danger of going postal if I worked in that kind of place.
 

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So at work we have a guy who, at a staff meeting, asked if some of the stronger men could help move chairs in a conference room. He immediately stopped himself and added that strong women were wanted to help too... well, before he almost finished some women were calling out what about us! He said ooops but I did not hear any of the smaller weaker men calling out to complain. He then added that our female leader who he called "Queen" as in title of leadership and respect but she said, lets not be gender exclusive, and that she could be a king. WTF?

I have over 30 years experience dealing with this kind of crap. The thing to say is "Irrespective of who does it, these chairs need moved. Let's find out who the team players are." A good HR-proof comeback is "we don't need royalty around here".
 

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Okay, I grant that, as the owner, I'm the least likely to be called out. I work at a small company where I am the only white person and the only non-liberal. There has never been a situation where I have had to watch what I say in this manner. In fact, I've had to institute rules to avoid actual offense where someone was uncomfortable speaking out.

I would have been fired by the end of that meeting for sure. I never would have been able to keep my mouth shut.
 

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So at work we have a guy who, at a staff meeting, asked if some of the stronger men could help move chairs in a conference room. He immediately stopped himself and added that strong women were wanted to help too... well, before he almost finished some women were calling out what about us! He said ooops but I did not hear any of the smaller weaker men calling out to complain. He then added that our female leader who he called "Queen" as in title of leadership and respect but she said, lets not be gender exclusive, and that she could be a king. WTF?

Welcome to the new age.
 

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Waitaminit. You said you were in Los Angeles. Are you saying the 2 Maori folks are working with you in Los Angeles?

I am in New Zealand... I visit L.A. every year... I will arrive there in 5 days for the next two months of so.
 

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I am in New Zealand... I visit L.A. every year... I will arrive there in 5 days for the next two months of so.

What are you going to do in Lower Alabama for the next to months? It's too cold for the Gulf Coast beaches.
 

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So at work we have a guy who, at a staff meeting, asked if some of the stronger men could help move chairs in a conference room. He immediately stopped himself and added that strong women were wanted to help too... well, before he almost finished some women were calling out what about us! He said ooops but I did not hear any of the smaller weaker men calling out to complain. He then added that our female leader who he called "Queen" as in title of leadership and respect but she said, lets not be gender exclusive, and that she could be a king. WTF?

were the chairs that heavy. that only strong people could lift them? when i had employees .. i would have said something like ALRIGHT NOW I need some of you ignorant whores to move this material . try not to stretch your assholes while moving it. but we didnt have many conferences. and my employees respected me , for treating everyone the same
 

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What are you going to do in Lower Alabama for the next to months? It's too cold for the Gulf Coast beaches.

I love the place... then heading off to the Lesser Antilles.
 
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