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Steadyhands
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re: Company going out of its way to hire women
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You are either being obtuse or dishonest about the fact that for a very long time Engineering was by far populated by men more than women.

You cant hire women if they never applied.


Exactly, and even now, women make up maybe 20-25% of engineers at the current graduation rate. At that percentage, they should not make up 50% of the workplace, rather, just the 20-25%. That's actually the exact ratio where I work, not counting management, but it hasn't been long enough to reach that level just yet, here.


Sun God
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Geauxboy
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re: Company going out of its way to hire women
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This is the universal work of the liberal idiots in HR. They are more interested in promoting some stupid agenda of diversity and inclusion than they are maintaining a healthy and productive work environment.

At my dad's company, HR mandated that my dad hire a Hispanic woman versus a white man whom he deemed to be much more qualified. The Hispanic woman ended up being terrible and wound up fired 6 months later. All of those resources wasted in the name of "diversity."


Sounds like your dad works at Walmart HQ. They push this crap and give zero fricks.


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real turf fan
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Member since Dec 2016
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re: Company going out of its way to hire women
My husband and I rebuilt houses after we retired from the oil industry. (I am a woman.) Something we discovered is that we don't think the same. There have been times when I've solved a problem (where to place a permanent stairway to the attic) that he didn't consider. He's better with moving big things and stability. I'm better with finishing details.

Together, we've done a pretty good job. But we don't think alike on processes that require different kinds of approaches.

That said, hiring a person because they fill a block based not on proven ability but on color, iq, sex, or how their mother cooks fish isn't going to improve approaches to problem solving.


Oneforthemoney
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New Iberia, La
Member since Dec 2013
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re: Company going out of its way to hire women
Nah, very few last in the O&G industry as service hands out in the field. We did hire a boatload of Nigerians though. Some worked out excellent. Others, we wondered where the hell they were getting their geology degrees from.


Slingin Pickle
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re: Company going out of its way to hire women
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(I am a woman.)


Pics?


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TeddyPadillac
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re: Company going out of its way to hire women
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Exactly, and even now, women make up maybe 20-25% of engineers at the current graduation rate.


In my ME classes at LSU, the ratio was certainly not 1 out of 4 women to men. More like 1 out of 30.

But the point remains, if you're a woman, go be an engineer and you pretty much guaranteed to be extremely successful in working your way up, especially if you're good at what you do. Same goes for pretty much any non white male. More often than not, the young engineers i deal with at the plants today are minorities or women.


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50_Tiger
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re: Company going out of its way to hire women
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I'm better with finishing details.



When I mentioned looking at the value they would bring, this is what I was thinking. I genuinely believe women have an extraordinary ability to see what I would deem finished product, and bring it just a notch up more. Not saying men can't do it. I just think in that aspect women do it better.



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PhillyTiger90
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re: Company going out of its way to hire women
1) Apply for job
2) Identify as a woman
3)???
4) Profit


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Sun God
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re: Company going out of its way to hire women
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We did hire a boatload of Nigerians though

The ultimate crapshoot was hearing a Nigerian was coming to work with me


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Theboot32
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Member since Jan 2016
1861 posts

re: Company going out of its way to hire women
All my bosses are women... except my CFO

Multi billion $ company, in accounting so guess that makes sense


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DollaChoppa
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Midtown ATL
Member since May 2008
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re: Company going out of its way to hire women
Yea, I’m in engineering and probably 75% of our hires have been women for the past year within our org, interns included. Probably a sample size of about 3 dozen.

Pretty wild for typically male dominated engineering. Overall, in the group I work in (about 50 people) there are at least if not more women than men now. And in my immediate group of people I work with on the same projects with (about a dozen or so), I’m the only white male under 40.


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dawgsjw
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re: Company going out of its way to hire women
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Have yall seen the same in your place of employment?

Our company would never hire a woman, well except to do our certified payroll. But even then it still may be a guy. We also have a saying "If it was easy, women and children would be doing it." So yeah we are good baw.


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