alright now I'm sure guys are going to comment and that's fine, I'm not one to silence people but I am most interested in womens responces ok so I know about this company, and the new location for the company has been open for just over a year. They are a training store so they have the most frequent promotions in the company (tied with other training stores roughly) now in the entire year, not one single female has been promoted. in the entire YEAR no women have been promoted, all men. and that place has some good female workers to, in fact I've even heard members of management TELL at least one female worker that she is one of the best workers in the building! but when it comes time to promote someone, they seem to find some reason to promote a guy instead. and here is the worst part, they have this girl, great worker she has missed only one day in something like a years worth of service, she is thought of very highly by all of her coworkers and managment AND she recently got done playing a fairly important role in a remodel of another store, the remodel was a 4 million dollar project. she was one of the important players in getting this 4 million dollar project done ok, and she put in for a promotion while she was gone well, the managment team interviewed her and said she had a perfect interview (for total honesty they said her interview was terrific and had no problems, to me that is perfect right?) but she still didn't get the promotion. instead it went to a 22 year old guy who did not meet all the prerequisites for applying for the possition. see the first prereq was open availability and the guy they promoted is a full time student I'd like to think this place isn't sexually biased but....I mean look at what I have writen here, am I wrong to think there is some sexual bias going on? or am I just paying attention? oh! and there is more, there are fitting rooms there right (if you havn't guessed it is a clothing store) now they tell the women employees that they are not aloud to go into the mens fitting room but they have the men go into the womens fitting room. see the main reason for cleaning out the fitting rooms is twofold really, to keep it clean for the customers and for our loss prevention team. Well to the management teams thinking is that over 90% of the companies loss in theft is from the womens section and the womens fitting room is more heavily trafficed that the female employees need help to keep up but the mens fitting rooms are generally empty and women in an area men may be changing clothing will make male customers hesitant to utilize the fitting rooms (when men are shoping there) now to me, that is an unequal relationship, you cannot tell women to keep out of the mens fitting room and in the same breath tell them that you are sending a male employee to help them keep up with the womens fitting room am I crazy? am I overly chivilrious? am I too PC? give me your thoughts (as breif as you can be please I expect to get a lot of responces on such a hotly charged topic) oh btw, a female employee said that it made her uncomfortable that the men could do stuff that women can't and a male employee told her that she didn't mind! can you imagine, how in the hell can someone arrogantly tell someone ELSE what they do and don't mind?! that is so out of line I'd like to have beaten him!