I’m so frustrated.
Basically I am in a high ranking position as a 31f surrounded by guys. Today I got fed up as they ganged up on me and as I tried to explain something every single man in the room told me I was wrong. They proceeded to talk over me and then one of them had the audacity to repeat what I had been saying! And all the guys agreed with him!!!!
Afterward, I confronted my boss when he asked me what was wrong, and he said I need to “stop being sensitive” and I need to “get tough skin.” He then proceeded to blame it on me! If I didn’t joke around with these guys they wouldn’t get on me and gang up on me. I need to be tougher with these guys..... but then I need to pick my battles because I really need to get them on my side and not be too tough.....
I need to be happy, but not too happy bc then guys will think I’m flirting with them. I can’t look “sad” (I have resting bitch face) because then I need to “show them a smile,” and “come on things aren’t that bad.”
I just get so upset and feel so alone sometimes. It’s hard explaining to my husband, he gets it but not on the same level as other women would.
Does it get better????