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Best Way for Women to find Non-Stereotyped Jobs New York 2008 - Non-Traditional Employment for Women

Non-Traditional Employment for Women

243 W. 20th St.

New York, NY 10011

212-627-6252

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In 1978, a mere 2 percent of jobs in the construction field were held by women, despite a 6.9 percent guideline issued by the government. That?s why the nonprofit organization Non-Traditional Employment for Women (NEW) was launched back then; it has since provided a regular free six-week training program (prepping 420 woman last year alone) as well as placement services afterwards. Though there?s still only 3 to 4 percent of the jobs in construction held by women now, NEW?s program has helped women find jobs at Con Edison, Time Warner, and the MTA. The organization considers its biggest success story to be the women themselves, many of whom are single parents and/or faced domestic violence and homelessness. According to NEW president Liz Fitzgerald, the group?s goal is to ultimately go out of business. ?Someday, every eighth-grade girl will consider this type of work,? she explains. ?[She?s] seen a woman construction worker or [has] a friend whose mom does this, and thinks that this could be a career for herself, too.?

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Dorian Maida
Dorian Maida

I FIND IT AMAZING THAT AT MY AGE, 51 PUTING MYSELF THROUGH YOUR PROGRAM, CRYING ABOUT NOTHING, THAT I FIND MYSELF BEING TOLD I AM ON "THIN ICE" BY ANGOLIE. DESPITE THE HOOKERS THAT COME TO CLASS, THE POT SMOKERS WHO SMOKE AND SELL, THE "UNSUBSTANTIATED DV CASES WHICH ALLOWS CERTAIN STUDNTS TO SEND TIME AT 7TH AVE AND 53RD SGETTING LAID, I AM ON THIN ICE BECAUSE I CHOSE TO IGNORE A STUDENT WHO CALL ME RACIST, AN ASSHOLE AND STODE UP FOR ANGOLIES SEXUALITY...........IF IS WAS TOO OLD YOU SHOULD HAVE TOLD ME ODAY ONE, NOT ONE WEEK LEFT TO GO. SHE NEEDS TO STOP TEACHING LIKE SHE HAS 3RD GRADERS AND LET THEM STEP UP TO WHERE THEY WILL BE RESPECTED BY MEN, NOT FELLOW CLASSMATES. I WILL FIND OUT WHO FUNDS THIS PROGRAM AND I WILL STATE MY CONCERNS......

athene
athene

I am a long term employee of Con-Ed and would advise any woman to take a step back when reviewing these glowing submissions regarding Women and the opportunities at this company. There are still problems, major problems with accepting and nurturing your presence. The culture has been to nurture men and that continues. There are more female engineers on board, more women in the field but the men do what they can to ensure your entry level is all you achieve. People put their hands over their eyes and pretend. They ignore you, exclude you, make your work difficult, neglect to train you, misinform you or withhold information and when you question it, you are sterotyped as difficult, hysterical, incompetent or your sexual preference becomes an issue. You don't have to be intimately close to anyone...they know more about you than you know! And all are willing to believe it!

If you choose too become an employee, please know that you will be sometone who is rejected from the start, they will use all sorts of emotionally manipulative excuses to continue their behavior. After years of the non-sense I can say that it's all about their insecurity and need to be " the man", but in time you willo find ...they just don't live up to their delusions. Don't let them degrade, marginalize you, abuse, or manipulate you. You are probably more competent than any of them...they got their jobs via their gender bias...you will have to work for yours. Management may allow stupidity to reign, as you may excel their competencies and Con Ed mgmt. thinks they are God in the flesh. It's just a carry-over from the isolation of the industry. We have amazing women here, but it isn't just a job, it's an endeavor.

athene
athene

I am a long term employee of Con-Ed and would advise any woman to take a step back when reviewing these glowing submissions regarding Women and the opportunities at this company. There are still problems, major problems with accepting and nurturing your presence. The culture has been to nurture men and that continues. There are more female engineers on board, more women in the field but the men do what they can to ensure your entry level is all you achieve. People put their hands over their eyes and pretend. They ignore you, exclude you, make your work difficult, neglect to train you, misinform you or withhold information and when you question it, you are sterotyped as difficult, hysterical, incompetent or your sexual preference becomes an issue. You don't have to be intimately close to anyone...they know more about you than you know! And all are willing to believe it!

If you choose too become an employee, please know that you will be sometone who is rejected from the start, they will use all sorts of emotionally manipulative excuses to continue their behavior. After years of the non-sense I can say that it's all about their insecurity and need to be " the man", but in time you willo find ...they just don't live up to their delusions. Don't let them degrade, marginalize you, abuse, or manipulate you. You are probably more competent than any of them...they got their jobs via their gender bias...you will have to work for yours. Management may allow stupidity to reign, as you may excel their competencies and Con Ed mgmt. thinks they are God in the flesh. It's just a carry-over from the isolation of the industry. We have amazing women here, but it isn't just a job, it's an endeavor.

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