the Hathor Legacy

Flirting for Promotions

Studies and demographic information leave me skeptical for the same reason: the entire outcome can be determined by just how you phrase the question. That said, there's a thought-provoking study from Tulane University that suggests flirtation in the workplace holds women back instead of getting them promoted. I'll be very curious to see if TV producers who assume the opposite get this menu, or accidentally file it in the round bin.

The study came about because folks like Donal Trump were shooting their mouths off about how women should use their "God-given assets" to dazzle employers. Funny... my first thought there is "brains", but somehow I don't think that's what he meant. The Tulane professors realized there was no evidence either way about whether flaunting it in the workplace gets women further, because most studies focus on sexual harrassment issues.

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