“Who washes the coffee cups after meetings?”

 

This is the story of me, and all my women colleagues. In every meeting, of whatever kind, the male professors never wash the dishes, the coffee cups, they take their computers and bags and leave, often not even thinking what happens to the post-meeting mess. Sometimes they make sure one person is responsible for the key and locking the door, but that’s it.

Always a woman, generally the younger one, or the one with less titles, assumed to have more time, and less complaining power, takes up automatically and ‘voluntarily’ the job. This is not only about men, but also about senior and women professors. It seems that the power fever can get easily viral…

Story signed by : Always random?

This story happened to me as a PhD student in the year(s) [unknown or cannot tell], around an academic institution in Flanders

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One comment

  • Anya on March 11, 2014 at 2:04 pm said:

    Dear Always Random,

    If this is always random it seems that my experience is always random too … I think as a sign of protest i am going to refuse to clean up from now on and see if this happens ….

    Signed,
    Sick of Doing Dishes at Work

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