It is like having another full-time job, and frankly one I have no passion for these days.I did manage to start conversations with a few interesting people, and I was alarmed by how willingly people divulge their personal information, in many cases when I didn’t even ask!! More than the joy of cracking a problem, the satisfaction of getting a tricky piece of code to run, of releasing version 1.0 of a product, of closing a million Euro deal by shipping on time, it’s that feeling of isolation that I associate with my time of working in development teams, and of managing them. Mostly I was still the only woman, but I chose smaller, less intimidating teams. I was once offered a job on a development team of 50 where I would be the only woman.
The ex-soldier told us that he had never heard such shocking language in the army as came out of her mouth (Hi Hilary! A joke which would jar more sensitive types, the potty-mouthed Hilary would find hilarious.
It’s no secret that engineers tend to be somewhat particular about where their things go.
They like to have easy access, up-to-date technology, working solutions, and organization in their world.
The diluted interest and identification is specific to the perceived masculine fields of math and science and is not a general effect.
Participants did not show less interest in careers often considered feminine, such as those in social work or elementary education, says Park.