Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Living in Switzerland > Daily life
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08.04.2015, 12:27
Phil_MCR's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Basel
Posts: 11,481
Groaned at 246 Times in 157 Posts
Thanked 13,335 Times in 5,680 Posts
Phil_MCR has a reputation beyond reputePhil_MCR has a reputation beyond reputePhil_MCR has a reputation beyond reputePhil_MCR has a reputation beyond reputePhil_MCR has a reputation beyond reputePhil_MCR has a reputation beyond repute
Is my boss a sexist?

At a meeting he said that we could not expect anything more from a colleague because she is a woman and things were over her pretty little head. A few times, he has remarked that women should stay at home in the kitchen and bedroom but everyone is too scared to say anything.

Can he be fired for this? Can anything be done?
Reply With Quote
The following 8 users would like to thank Phil_MCR for this useful post:
  #2  
Old 08.04.2015, 12:30
dodgyken's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Democratic Republic Kenistan
Posts: 9,821
Groaned at 340 Times in 276 Posts
Thanked 17,461 Times in 6,672 Posts
dodgyken has a reputation beyond reputedodgyken has a reputation beyond reputedodgyken has a reputation beyond reputedodgyken has a reputation beyond reputedodgyken has a reputation beyond reputedodgyken has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Is my boss a sexist?

Quote:
View Post
At a meeting he said that we could not expect anything more from a colleague because she is a woman and things were over her pretty little head. A few times, he has remarked that women should stay at home in the kitchen and bedroom but everyone is too scared to say anything.

Can he be fired for this? Can anything be done?
Get back to work Phil. I've told you before she makes the place look pretty and is very good at relieving executive tension.
Reply With Quote
The following 5 users would like to thank dodgyken for this useful post:
  #3  
Old 08.04.2015, 12:35
Castro's Avatar
la mod
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Basel-Land of Smiles
Posts: 4,772
Groaned at 91 Times in 73 Posts
Thanked 12,711 Times in 4,143 Posts
Castro has a reputation beyond reputeCastro has a reputation beyond reputeCastro has a reputation beyond reputeCastro has a reputation beyond reputeCastro has a reputation beyond reputeCastro has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Is my boss a sexist?

Quote:
View Post
Can he be fired for this? Can anything be done?
Secretly record one of his sessions.... and then send it to his wife
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Castro for this useful post:
  #4  
Old 08.04.2015, 12:59
NotAllThere's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Baselland
Posts: 8,975
Groaned at 140 Times in 122 Posts
Thanked 12,262 Times in 5,012 Posts
NotAllThere has a reputation beyond reputeNotAllThere has a reputation beyond reputeNotAllThere has a reputation beyond reputeNotAllThere has a reputation beyond reputeNotAllThere has a reputation beyond reputeNotAllThere has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Is my boss a sexist?

Quote:
View Post
...
Can he be fired for this? Can anything be done?
Why? It's not like he's done anything wrong.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank NotAllThere for this useful post:
  #5  
Old 08.04.2015, 13:05
Samaire13's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: CH
Posts: 2,344
Groaned at 59 Times in 46 Posts
Thanked 3,488 Times in 1,366 Posts
Samaire13 has a reputation beyond reputeSamaire13 has a reputation beyond reputeSamaire13 has a reputation beyond reputeSamaire13 has a reputation beyond reputeSamaire13 has a reputation beyond reputeSamaire13 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Is my boss a sexist?

Quote:
View Post
At a meeting he said that we could not expect anything more from a colleague because she is a woman and things were over her pretty little head. A few times, he has remarked that women should stay at home in the kitchen and bedroom but everyone is too scared to say anything.

Can he be fired for this? Can anything be done?
Of course he's sexist. However, no actual damage's been done (yet) and even if there had been any, I highly doubt anyone would or could do anything. This is Switzerland after all, if you're not physically harassed in the workplace, no one gives a sh* (and even then...)
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Samaire13 for this useful post:
  #6  
Old 08.04.2015, 13:18
Captain Greybeard's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Sarganserland / NW Lower Peninsula of NE US Midwest
Posts: 3,183
Groaned at 40 Times in 34 Posts
Thanked 6,415 Times in 2,036 Posts
Captain Greybeard has a reputation beyond reputeCaptain Greybeard has a reputation beyond reputeCaptain Greybeard has a reputation beyond reputeCaptain Greybeard has a reputation beyond reputeCaptain Greybeard has a reputation beyond reputeCaptain Greybeard has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Is my boss a sexist?

Upcoming thread topics:

- Is my boss a vegan?

- Is my boss a virgin?

- Is my boss a PDFile?

- Is my boss a Mormon?

- Is my boss a moron?

- Is my boss a zombie?
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank Captain Greybeard for this useful post:
  #7  
Old 08.04.2015, 13:20
VFR on top's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Basel
Posts: 718
Groaned at 19 Times in 11 Posts
Thanked 1,529 Times in 549 Posts
VFR on top has a reputation beyond reputeVFR on top has a reputation beyond reputeVFR on top has a reputation beyond reputeVFR on top has a reputation beyond reputeVFR on top has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Is my boss a sexist?

Quote:
View Post
Upcoming thread topics:

- Is my boss a vegan?

- Is my boss a virgin?

- Is my boss a PDFile?

- Is my boss a Mormon?

- Is my boss a moron?

- Is my boss a zombie?
OOH! A test! I can answer every one of these questions. Will I get a star?
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank VFR on top for this useful post:
  #8  
Old 08.04.2015, 13:55
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: At home
Posts: 4,167
Groaned at 210 Times in 135 Posts
Thanked 6,404 Times in 2,719 Posts
Faltrad has a reputation beyond reputeFaltrad has a reputation beyond reputeFaltrad has a reputation beyond reputeFaltrad has a reputation beyond reputeFaltrad has a reputation beyond reputeFaltrad has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Is my boss a sexist?

Quote:
View Post
- Is my boss a virgin?
No. How do you think I got the job?
Reply With Quote
The following 3 users would like to thank Faltrad for this useful post:
  #9  
Old 08.04.2015, 13:55
NotAllThere's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Baselland
Posts: 8,975
Groaned at 140 Times in 122 Posts
Thanked 12,262 Times in 5,012 Posts
NotAllThere has a reputation beyond reputeNotAllThere has a reputation beyond reputeNotAllThere has a reputation beyond reputeNotAllThere has a reputation beyond reputeNotAllThere has a reputation beyond reputeNotAllThere has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Is my boss a sexist?

- Is my boss a vegan?
He doesn't have pointy ears.
- Is my boss a virgin?
It seems very likely
- Is my boss a PDFile?
Attached
- Is my boss a Mormon?
Aside from other issues, he does have good teeth.
- Is my boss a moron?
Yes
- Is my boss a zombie?
He does stink and have a lack of brains of his own
Reply With Quote
The following 3 users would like to thank NotAllThere for this useful post:
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Is my boss a racist? superhero Daily life 176 13.04.2015 23:05
My father is sick and his boss is trying to fire him and my mother because of it. Tinkerblk Employment 15 26.03.2012 16:31
My boss is a.......(fill in the gap) goombie General off-topic 35 28.01.2011 15:55
Hope my BOSS is not here :) Raj_4rm_Inglaand Jokes/funnies 12 14.12.2010 09:47
My boss is a tough negotiator - your advice please giuliapo Employment 28 14.11.2009 03:28


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 22:24.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0