< Organizational Behavior - individual assignment >
Course number : D01313108
Term : Mon 4,5,6 (12 - 3pm)
Class room : HUFS 3408
Student ID number : 200500268
Name : Kim Kyung Soon
1. Recall a time when you have felt uncomfortable or targeted because of your demographic status. Any example will do. so write about being excluded because of your race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability status, religion, or any other characteristic. Briefly describe the situation, what started the event, how you felt at the time, how you reacted, and how you believe the other party could have made the situation better.
I have an experience about discrimination of appearance when I worked in internship last year. At that time, there were three intern men including me and two more women. And my manager hates lateness or absence without prior notice. He always stressed and point out frequent lateness or absence without prior notice. But he was generous to new female staff only. She was pretty and very bright but she always late and was absent without notice sometimes. However the manager didn't warn the female staff and just smiled. Furthermore, lateness and absence are reason for demerit in HR department but she didn't. On the other hand, I was very scolded and worked by night when I was late for work. I felt bad that people of a good appearance was given special treatment so I lost my passion for the work. It also seemed that my co-workers lost their passion after they felt bad about the situation. The manager seemed to have a prejudice that good-looking women should not run errand and be scolded by anyone. Eventually the manager got bad image in company and female staff got worse with her co-worker, and gossip was spread and that made several parties made. Discrimination makes people to have less desire to work and this problem will cause low productivity, trouble with staff. Because of that reason, all people in the company, no matter the appearance, they...
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