The Manifestations of Inequity in the Workplace

5 Jul

Yesterday I was at the bank, and as I was tired, I noticed that the tellers have to stand all day. (I’m sure I’ve seen branches with stools, but I digress.)

When I asked the teller about this, she replied that “It wasn’t considered professional” for them to sit.


As I turned around and surveyed the many glass-walled offices along 2 sides of the bank, I saw desks and chairs. Not just chairs for clients, but chairs for the staff. And comfortable ones at that! Seems it’s professional to sit when you have a certain title that includes say, “manager” or when you have a certain salary, but not when you are a teller.


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copyright 2012 Annemarie Shrouder
Author, speaker and facilitator on issues of diversity and inclusion.


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