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Would you work for a lady boss (if you are a guy)

April 20, 2008

You just got a job offer. The salary is slightly better than your current salary and the job prospects are good. You will be reporting to a 40-something year old lady boss who’s still single. Assume you are male. Will you accept the job?

Ok, I’ll let you on to the real question. Do you have any assumptions about 40-something year old female managers who’s unmarried and does it affect your career decisions?

(I know 3 different people in such a situation and they have some interesting opinions which I’ll blog about later).

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. SlaveWorker permalink
    April 20, 2008 11:54 pm

    Be prepared for the (or more if she gets older) hell-day every month. Plus, 9 out of 10 of them will be a workaholic … and she’ll expect the same from you. Good luch bro …

  2. April 21, 2008 12:10 am

    I would try her first (I mean the job lah!) before jumping to stereo-typical conclusions. Some of these ladies do a lot better job than presumably level-headed guys…

  3. April 21, 2008 8:42 am

    dig out how many people under her and what is the turn over rate.

  4. Damien permalink*
    April 21, 2008 9:13 am

    Slaveworker: Sounds like you are working under a female boss 🙂

    LC: What if one realizes he made the wrong choice and its hard to get another job. It could be a long trial and error. 🙂 But yeah, I’ve no doubt there’s plenty of female overachievers.

    MooT: Yeah that is a telling sign isn’t it.

  5. April 22, 2008 12:00 am

    Yeah, you’re right about being cautious. I was once young and reckless. I’m older now but I still think that way, except I don’t do it. If you think you are a good judge of women, don’t overestimate that ability… That’s where angels fear to thread. Haha

  6. Damien permalink*
    April 22, 2008 8:46 pm

    I wonder if marriage improves one’s ability to judge women, haha.

  7. LC_Teh permalink
    April 25, 2008 5:01 am

    I’d say yes, generally. If not, at least over one you’re hitched to… otherwise, tough luck. Fasten your seat belt for the rough ride for the rest of the journey.

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