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  •  Simplistic attention span (4+ / 0-)
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    Dirtandiron, adrianrf, kck, Aunt Pat

    I too in my middle managment corporate career had to do monthly financial presentations to upper management. As you say the least amount of info boiled down to simplistic terms or ELF as you say was required in order for you to escape a multitude of inquiries of the data being presented. It was all about who could puff out their chest the most. The competitive boys club. They were not above making you look bad to make themselves look good.

    •  Or, busy. (1+ / 0-)
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      LucyTooners

      Agree though, workplaces were indeed simplistic in the old days when boys club rules and pecking order were so transparent and easily gamed. Thankfully, today people of both genders are more sophisticated and at that level do posses a modicum of introspection, a thing unimagined then. Now everyone's a short timer which has its merits.

      •  Ah yes this was the old days of the 80's :) (2+ / 0-)
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        Aunt Pat, kck

        Then it was not only the male female dynamic but also where you went to school. I worked for a Pepsico company which placed a high level of importance on what Ivy League school you got your MBA from. It was not about your talent but your pedigree. Of course being a woman that pedigree had to be the top of the list. They had a system of where once you were in management the info about you got shared with all of the Pepsico subsidiaries in order to have a pool of known candidates to pick from for other positions. I think that it was a positive thing but was also very elitist in - no Ivy League education -  not considered. We used to make fun of the really serious employees who were striving to move up that ladder. They all looked alike (like TV newscasters) in how they dressed to their mannerisms our names for them were "Pepsi Clones". Of course I never made it past the low level manager position which was fine by me as I did not fit in the club. You can probably guess why:)

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