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The glass ceiling

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BTB_Glass_CeilingFrom Lose Friends Radio comes this segment called ‘The glass ceiling’, narrated as an excerpt from one of Jonar’s books. You can read the transcript below, or listen to the original broadcast by clicking on the green play button: [audio:BTB_49_Glass_Ceiling.mp3]

From the Lose Friends series, here is what Jonar Nader has written about: THE GLASS CEILING

Employees who complain that they have hit a glass ceiling ‘based on gender’ are right in that a ceiling does exist. However, it is not always true to say that they have been disadvantaged only because of their gender. Rather, they have been disadvantaged because they have to deal with discriminating, small-minded executives. The problems do not lie within a person’s gender, but within the chauvinists themselves who are discriminators, full stop. Some people say it is gender, the young say it is age, the short say it is height, and the list goes on ⎯ each internalising the problem, yet all the while, the problem exists within the perpetrator, not the victim. The result is just as painful for all the victims ⎯ each one thinking that it is for a different reason when in fact each person was discriminated against for the same reason. That reason is the close-minded manager who does not know any better.

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