Marie

At my last job, all of the employees were supposed to clean up the building and the kitchen together, but it was obvious the girls did most of the work and the guys would always be hanging out at the bar in the end or having dishcloth fights (I would participate in these from time to time as well). One day a female colleague and I were once again alone in the kitchen cleaning up when my 50-something male boss walked in. He said: “It’s still a nice sight, two women in the kitchen.” When we both stared at him he added “Or am I not allowed to say that?” I’m glad my colleague immediately replied “No.” I’m a full time university economics student and was working there 20 hrs a week on the side, but somehow that guy degraded me with one sentence to a kitchen maid.