As a woman working in the customer service line, I love my job. I like the hours and the pay. I don’t need to bring my work home.
I also like the aspect of looking well groomed for the job. I’ve managed to save more than half my monthly salary and clock up a decent amount in just a few years.
I really enjoy the freedom and independence that this job brings me. And it’s very satisfying when I get a great feedback from a happy customer.
My only gripe with this job is that I get picked up so often by men who mistaken my smiles as being interested in them and I get asked out or touched instead.
I hated this part so much I wore a wedding ring even though I’m single. The worst part is that some of my other colleagues say I am stupid for cutting off my fortune path. I may meet a rich guy but I ruined it for myself.
I also sometimes get inappropriate treatment from male colleagues who were on good terms but suddenly just want to see if I’m keen to sleep around. This is offensive to me. I’ve never felt that I’ve given any vibes that I’m available.
To be friendly and approachable is a part of my job. A smile does that? To show an act of concern and care just because my JOB requires me to behave this way makes a guy think that?
Once I wasn’t having a good day, a male colleague walked over and asked me to smile. The tone was kinda rude but I sucked it up and finished my day in my professional best. I find the more advances I get, the more I start to keep to myself.
I just want to get my job done, get my pay and go home alone at the end of the day. Why can’t these men get it? A smile doesn’t mean I want to sleep with you!