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have you ever been told to “smile” at work? normally might have overlooked it but this have gotten really bad on this project and that was the cherry on top for me

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Eww who would say that to a coworker 🙄

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I feel that’s the code for “you look angry” and it sucks

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i mean i was angry

Yes, this has happened to me. When the SM would come into the room he would point me out and say, “XXX doesn’t like me, she never smiles at me”. He would say it in front of the whole team while sitting right there. I think it was his way of trying to break the ice with me but it truly started to make me hate him. I’m just not a smiley person 🤷🏾‍♀️

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nope..unacceptable. if a man would feel ridiculous saying it to another man, he should not ever say it to a woman. especially not in the workplace. what a patronizing thing to say. and to a black woman? we already have to deal with the stereotypes of us being angry etc...he was being passive aggressive and sexist, if you ask me

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