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How much do you find yourself emotionally managing your coworkers, especially men who are senior to you? Trying to convince my boss to have some empathy and self awareness may drive me from this job.

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All the time. It’s exhausting.

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I sit on the leadership team of my office and I often find myself in heated talks during those meetings trying to remind white men that other people’s feelings are valid 😔

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White men have issues.

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🙋‍♀️🙋‍♀️🙋‍♀️ I’m about to start working more closely with a man who is challenged in this space and have actually gotten the advice - “you’re great at this stuff. You’ll be able to make a difference in his attitude in just a few weeks, I’m sure.”

I have a coworker with a similar boss. She has tackled this by showing him how good doing the right thing would make him and the company look. So, yeah, if you can make the right thing seem like the right thing for them that seems to be pretty successful.

I’ve only ever seen white dudes throw fits. Multiple. Dudes. Having. Tantrums. Bosses, peers, creative, production, account. It’s wild. I still don’t know how to react or manage it so I typically ignore it and move along.

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