Could Some Job Polls be Gender-Biased

23rd August 2010

A new recruitment study surveyed 3,000 employees in London. For those with long-standing careers, both genders would rather work for a male, than for female.

The report stated that female bosses tend to be moody and cannot leave their personal problems at home. It claimed that women in management felt anxious about job security, fearing dismissal, which led to undermining of subordinates.

Moreover, both men and women agreed that female bosses are more likely to talk about other employees and get caught up in office politics. They also both agreed that male bosses were straighter talking than their counterparts-minus the mood swings.

The poll’s spokesperson said: ‘‘Incredibly, both genders were in agreement that men make better bosses – comparatively 75pc of men and 63pc of women, in fact.

He went on further to say, “While women might be more than capable of progressing to a management role, they lack some of the key skills required." The study found that most of the workers were between 28 and 45 years of age and had more male bosses on their combined jobs.

More than one-third left a job because they did not like their female bosses. Of these, 50pc were women. It must be taken into consideration that the spokesperson was...a male.

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