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I've been denied the opportunity to work for a company based off my gender...

As a female in mechanics, I'm wondering if I should make shit easy for myself to have better opportunities by switching careers. That job would have helped substantially even though to them it was entry-level. I mean, now it's a matter of survival and there's no way to keep going on in this male-dominated field if I can't afford living expenses and just get denied repeatedly for career opportunities...based on my gender and not my skills.
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XReaganX · 22-25, F
[@18749,yeronlyman] And im sure you'd be able to get that information in my shoes. Right. Meantime, when someone looks at you in the face and tells you your experience in your field doesn't amount to much don't think anything of it, especially when they hire people who know less than you do. ✌
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adorbz · 22-25, F
Keep fighting ✨ they can’t hold you back forever! You deserve these opportunities as much as they do. And when you get in you can help other women in too, and make the positive change that these men don’t know they need
ButterFloss · 31-35, F
Ugh I wanted to go into mechanics but was told its a man's job. So I went into teaching and it's pretty much the same thing there, men are always preferred in teaching too! It's still a man's world! X
MrBrownstone · 41-45, M
That’s a lawsuit
justanothername · 51-55, M
Get yourself a lawyer. Companies are not allowed to discriminate based on race or gender.
Same thing with economics. Extremely discriminatory fields. You have to work harder than most of your peers to continually prove your worth. Continue working hard is all I can say. It can be discouraging but one person has to believe in making the change by looking past gender and give us the opportunities we [i]deserve[/i] as much as our colleagues ,if not more .
justanothername · 51-55, M
How long have you been a mechanic for?
XReaganX · 22-25, F
[@539784,justanothername] I'm in mechanics but I'm not a certified mechanic. That company would've helped me get there though, as the initial recruiter said herself. But I've been in this field for a little over 2 years now.
justanothername · 51-55, M
[@755319,XOpheliaX] How many mechanics jobs are available where you are?

I’d suggest backing yourself and getting yourself a lawyer. How long would you want to stay with the company after obtaining your apprenticeship certification?
XReaganX · 22-25, F
[@539784,justanothername] At the level I'm at, there's hardly any that offer full service work. That company offers to train you to do so much more than preventive maintenance. And I was really looking to become a lifer so I can grow and advance to something greater within. I've really wanted to work for them for a while now.

 
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