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This Man Did A Sexism Experiment With A Female Co-Worker, And Was Completely Surprised By The Results
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This Man Did A Sexism Experiment With A Female Co-Worker, And Was Completely Surprised By The Results

Some may say that sexism at work doesn’t exist or it’s exaggerated, but this man just experienced what it’s like to walk in a woman’s shoes.

Martin R. Schneider, a writer and editor at Front Row Central, accidentally sent emails to a client under his female co-worker’s name, and was completely surprised by the results.

He decided to post the whole story on twitter and it instantly went viral. Read the full story below. (h/t)

Martin R. Schneider accidentally sent emails to a client under his female co-worker’s name

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Nicole’s boss constantly complained that it took her too long to work with clients

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Martin assumed it was because she was less experienced than him

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However, one day he accidentaly emailed a client under Nicole’s name…

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The client was very rude and only later Martin noticed the email signature

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When he switched back to his own email signature the client’s response improved immediately

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This is why they decided to do a little experiment, which Martin later said “f*cking sucked”

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Nicole, on the other hand, had “the most productive week of her career”

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The boss? He didn’t buy it!

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While Marting was completely shocked, Nicole said she was “USED to it”

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Image credits: SchneidRemarks

Someone later pointed out that it would have been even worse with black-sounding female names

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Lua boots
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5 years ago

I work on boats and women driving as captain have some problems to find respect from the clients :( the worse is that i have already heard some women entering the boat when a woman is driving " maybe we should wait for the next one..."...so sad... and talking about my job I can tell that all women driving boats are more serious and professional than a lot of male captains...

Matthew Barnes
Community Member
5 years ago

My wife is a boat captain and has worked on the seas for 17 years. She's driven in every kind of evil the North Atlantic can throw at her and done it better than most could dream of and yet getting respect from so many of her male coworkers will simply never happen. It both breaks my heart and makes me mad as hell.

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Paulina
Community Member
5 years ago

I used to work as senior sales associate/technical support in big chain computer stores. All my coworkers were male, but support was done by me&one other guy since we had the technical knowledge. A client came in when I was the only one on the floor and my manager was in the backoffice doing paperwork. He asked to have a tech consult so I said I'd be happy to help him. He glanced at me and said that he'd rather talk to "one of the tech guys", so I replied that I'm the tech "guy" at this store and how can I help. He explained his minor issue with transferring files, but he also said how he felt like wasting time explaining it to me just to have to tell it again when I "get a guy on the floor" to help him. I tried to explain that there's no one else coming and how to fix the issue. He didn't believe me and pushed for manager. When I got my mg there he deliberately pretended to not know the fix and loudly asked for my help. I explained again and sexist client left happily without apology.

Ildiko S.
Community Member
5 years ago

I am not the tech "guy" anywhere, just having somewhat deeper knowledge of IT than people around me. Yet men just simply push me off when it comes to computers. "Let me help you", "Let me do it for you" and I shouldn't be offended. So many times then I watch them struggly with something that I could have solved easily...

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David Michielen
Community Member
5 years ago

What about the boss?? He/She sucks by not believing without checking. F#ck that!!

Laury M.
Community Member
5 years ago

He was presented with proof AND refused to believe it, that's even worse.

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Lua boots
Community Member
5 years ago

I work on boats and women driving as captain have some problems to find respect from the clients :( the worse is that i have already heard some women entering the boat when a woman is driving " maybe we should wait for the next one..."...so sad... and talking about my job I can tell that all women driving boats are more serious and professional than a lot of male captains...

Matthew Barnes
Community Member
5 years ago

My wife is a boat captain and has worked on the seas for 17 years. She's driven in every kind of evil the North Atlantic can throw at her and done it better than most could dream of and yet getting respect from so many of her male coworkers will simply never happen. It both breaks my heart and makes me mad as hell.

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Paulina
Community Member
5 years ago

I used to work as senior sales associate/technical support in big chain computer stores. All my coworkers were male, but support was done by me&one other guy since we had the technical knowledge. A client came in when I was the only one on the floor and my manager was in the backoffice doing paperwork. He asked to have a tech consult so I said I'd be happy to help him. He glanced at me and said that he'd rather talk to "one of the tech guys", so I replied that I'm the tech "guy" at this store and how can I help. He explained his minor issue with transferring files, but he also said how he felt like wasting time explaining it to me just to have to tell it again when I "get a guy on the floor" to help him. I tried to explain that there's no one else coming and how to fix the issue. He didn't believe me and pushed for manager. When I got my mg there he deliberately pretended to not know the fix and loudly asked for my help. I explained again and sexist client left happily without apology.

Ildiko S.
Community Member
5 years ago

I am not the tech "guy" anywhere, just having somewhat deeper knowledge of IT than people around me. Yet men just simply push me off when it comes to computers. "Let me help you", "Let me do it for you" and I shouldn't be offended. So many times then I watch them struggly with something that I could have solved easily...

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David Michielen
Community Member
5 years ago

What about the boss?? He/She sucks by not believing without checking. F#ck that!!

Laury M.
Community Member
5 years ago

He was presented with proof AND refused to believe it, that's even worse.

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