OT Women & computers (was Re: The CommodoreOne is near!)

From: Glen Goodwin <acme_ent_at_bellsouth.net>
Date: Tue Apr 16 23:50:05 2002

> From: John Chris Wren <jcwren_at_jcwren.com>

> Jesus. And people wonder why women have a hard time in the industry.

No kidding! My wife Debbie created our computer store/repair shop, but she
ultimately quit because of the disrespect she received from customers. She
has ten years experience with telecommunications gear, and Wintel boxes are
not much of a challenge for her.

Real conversation: Woman enters the store carrying a PC.

Woman: "I need help with my computer. Can he help me?" (Points to me,
busy swapping out a hard drive.)

Debbie: Well, *he's* busy right now. How may I help you?

Woman: I need help with my computer. When will he be available?

Debbie: I don't know, but *I* can help you right now.

Woman: You don't understand, my computer is broken and I need it fixed.

Debbie: I can fix your PC if you will just explain the problem to me.

Woman: Don't give me that crap! Women don't know anything about

This sort of thing happened almost every day. I don't blame Deb at all for
leaving the industry. Of course, we're in Florida, so you have to expect
some redneck attitudes, but from a *woman*??

Received on Tue Apr 16 2002 - 23:50:05 BST

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