I'm writing a piece on workplace discrimination against single women--what I affectionately refer to as "Unentangleds." No kids no husband, no partner, etc. Dogs / cats are OK--so are plants. It's great if you have hobbies, tons of volunteer or athletic activities, even devotion to Girls' Night Out every single week.
I'm specifically looking for single women in professions where they might have been subject to subtle forms of discrimination BECAUSE they don't have to rush home at 5 every night to cook dinner for the hubby and offspring.
~Have you ever been asked to work overtime because your superior(s) know(s) that you don't have a brood waiting for you at home?
~Have you ever been in a supervisory position where you've asked a staffer to work late, knowing full well that she likely [i]can[/i] work late, whereas her married / partnered / single parent counterparts would be unable?
~Have you ever been left out of an event (party, cruise, etc.) because everyone assumes you won't show up anyway, simply because you're single?
~Do you have any funny or inspiring ways to deal with workplace discrimination against single women?
If you have any interesting information on this topic, please e-mail at your earliest convenience. Quoted "expert(s)" will be credited in the article for a national women's website based in Los Angeles.
Thanks in advance!