Friday, August 05, 2005

flirting at work? i wouldn't...

Does it pay to be a flirt?

Report says women in the workplace who use sexual behavior may not get that next promotion or raise.

We all know those women - you might even be one of them, but flirting in the office is indisputably taboo and it could even take a toll on your financial future.

"Women who cross their legs provocatively, wear short skirts or massage a man's shoulders at work get fewer pay raises and promotions, according to Friday's USA Today.
The newspaper, citing a Tulane University study, said 49 percent of MBA graduates polled admitted that they have tried to advance in their careers by sometimes engaging in certain sexual behaviors, including sending flirty e-mails and wearing revealing clothing.

The respondents who said they never engaged in such activity earned an average of three promotions, versus two for the group that had employed sexuality. Those who said they never used sexuality were, on average, in the $75,000-$100,000 income range; the other group fell, on average, into the next range, $50,000 to $75,000."

Arthur Brief, a professor at Tulane says that, according to the study, women should be careful about letting men open doors or lift boxes that aren't particularly heavy, because chivalry is "benevolent sexism."

"There are negative consequences for women who use sexuality in the workplace," Brief told the newspaper.

The 164 women in the study ranged in age from their mid-20s to 60.

So, ladies, let this be a lesson to us all. Don't try and sleep your way to the top...the only place that it will get you is looking for other employment.

And let us not forget, women hate women who whore themselves out. Don't make enemies at work. The last thing that you want is to make female enemies at work - ladies can be vicious!


Disgruntled Car Salesman said...

What about flirting at work with your customers. I have done it before and if I feel the vibe, I will do it again. It's closed me a couple of deals. Now, I have hit on a customer after I closed the deal, and I will never do it again. Talk about crash and burn.

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