Sexist Joke

The situation: You’re a female, and you’re sitting in front of a client with a male counterpart. The male counterpart makes a demeaning, sexist joke that makes you cringe. He tells the joke in front of you to your client. What would you do?

the Gayle Group: This actually happened to me. I didn’t say anything when the joke was told — but later, the client apologized to me for the man’s behavior. Right after this incident, I called my boss and told him about it. I said, “My counterpart is really good with men and not with women. Please mark down that I never have to work with him again.” And that’s what happened.

Now it’s your turn — what would YOU do in this situation?

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