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    Discriminatory behaviour towards female colleague

    I am a journalist covering crime byte but my male colleagues make fun of my style of reporting. They believe in out of office rapport building procedures which somehow I am not comfortable with. During the annual appraisal, they have stated that I being a female somehow fail to live up to the image. Such discrimination is a negative publicity. Please suggest a way out.

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    Rituja Array
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    Re: Discriminatory behaviour towards female colleague

    Hello,

    What others think about you,should not affect you and your way of work! Your duty is to bring news from its direct source and present it.Every individual have its own way of reporting.There is no hard and fast rule that your way of reporting should match with them! If you yourself and your boss is happy with your work,then there is no question of giving importance to what they say about you! As a journalist you are supposed to have a number of channels and link ups with people from different genre.If you have it,then there is no big deal! If no,then you should improve it,because it will help you in your work!Remember,whereever you go,you will always find a set of people who are always ready to poke their nose into other's work.The best way is to ignore them as much as possible,and keep focus on your own work.Be sincere at your work.Thats it!

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    Re: Discriminatory behaviour towards female colleague

    Hey!
    I do not feel that you should be disheartened by the way your male colleagues try to pull you down. You should be confident about the kind of work that you are doing and I feel that it is wrong to cliche somebody with a certain kind of work. Similarly it is not right to associate only men with crime byte coverage. Women are not far behind men in any field and I feel that crime coverage is not the kind of work that woman cannot do. You should do a thorough study of how crime byte coverage can become impactful and adopt those methods while covering your news.

    As far as out of office rapport building is concerned it is definitely a good idea because it helps the team to become well knit. It helps the team to understand one another's way of working and also helps them to perform better as a team. I think you should keep your mind open towards such meetings out of office. I understand that such situations are not very comfortable for girls but for professional sake you will have to be open to newer ways of team activities. Until and unless you meet them informally you will never be able to find out how they are as individuals and will never be able to bond with them.

    I feel that such comments from their side in your appraisal might as well be a cause of lack of communication between all of you. Things can get better for you if you start bonding with them. That way you can even explain to them your point of view of working and also learn their point of view. I wish the best for you in you career as a journalist. All the best!

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    Re: Discriminatory behaviour towards female colleague

    hello dear !!

    congrats to you.
    that instaed of being frustrated you posted in this forum.
    EALP will always help you in getting away from this proble.

    you seems to be a brave and courageous lady.so i dont think that there is going to have any impact of yourcollageous on you and yours lifestyles.
    see,there are large number of peoples who dont have work for themselves and you know very well that for spending free time every human have to take out some way .
    so thes peoples do have their own way of spending free time by irritating you.

    so you just dont get diverted,do what you are doing instead of lookin on these creatures.

    hope you are satisfied.
    pushp ranjan singh

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    Re: Discriminatory behaviour towards female colleague

    hello...

    I do not think that there is going to have any impact of your colleagues on you and yours lifestyle

    see,there are large number of peoples who don't have work for themselves and you know very well that for spending free time every human have to take out some way

    so you dont get diverted

    all the best

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    Re: Discriminatory behaviour towards female colleague

    Hello,Its really appreciatable to listen that being a female you are involved in such a work which is obviously a stressful task..Lots of people will get jealous by seeing you such a duty..And by seeing your performance they cant tolerate it..So to stop or decrease your success they are doing these kind of things..Dont give importance to their words and give your best performance in you duty..Success will be yours..All the best..

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