Punctuality and Women


As you enter the one of the BSNL  offices in Mysore… Well, after you have entered the room directly in you line of vision, a huge board greets you… On that board are these words boldly written, “Being punctual is being polite. When you are not punctual you are wasting other people’s time.”

It is around ten thirty in the morning and this is the only room empty ( and with the board). After some time people who work there turn up… You cant help but notice that ALL of them are women 😛

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8 Responses to Punctuality and Women

  1. Logik says:

    Quite a co-incidence. You should have taken a peek in the other room.. You’d find the men sleeping there. Punctual of course..

  2. Tuna Fish says:

    I did!! but they werent, guess it was too early 😀

  3. wanderlust says:

    the men will turn up on time. they don’t have breakfast and lunch to cook, children to send off to school, husbands to send off to office, should-have-been-in-vanvaas elders at home craving for all sorts of attention including medical. they have a wife who’ll take care of all these things… it doesn’t quite matter if she’s late for her office, does it! provided, of course, she goes out to work.
    Then these punctual men go home for lunch, take a nap, come back and listen to cricket commentary, discuss cricket, hockey, politics, karnataka elections and clock-watch.

    guess punctuality doesn’t matter as long as you get the work done.
    no wonder a large percentage of the IT sector comprises women.

    and this comment is longer than the post 😛

  4. Logik says:

    I’m choking… Too much cynicism in one dose..
    And no. No one discusses hockey. It only cricket in most of India, in addition to football in marxist+goa places…

    And as for large percentages. 16% at lower managerial positions, 4% at senior managerial posts, and 1% as CEO’s… Nopes. I don’t think so.
    http://www.businessworld.in/content/view/4454/4561

  5. wanderlust says:

    some ToILet paper item i read put the figure at 25% overall and slated to grow soon to 45%. guess they took into account ITES as well.
    and… it isn’t as much cynicism as what things really are like.

  6. Logik says:

    Ah. ITES. The Call Centers… That I’ll agree. The gender ratio is fairly tilted towards women there.
    But then, ” getting the work done”?. I’ve very low opinions about call centers… Not so much of IT sector, they are. I feel.

  7. Tuna Fish says:

    Putting such a board in any place is not only rude but aesthetically displeasing . It is not something that I would like to be reminded of every time I lifted my head to see the time. It would make me rebel and not be punctual actually 😛 …

    And women having the ability to get all the work done, I wouldnt take such an extreme stance

  8. wanderlust says:

    @logik:
    most sections of the media are tech-illiterate. So any job that would involve anything even slightly to do with a computer (maybe apart from using word processors or image editors) would be termed as an IT job.
    @tuna fish:
    maybe the rebellion is another factor 😛

    ability to get all the work done… that part of my comment meant that women with a home to manage, for whom a career is not really a priority would prefer jobs with flexible timings where they can get the work done at their convenience, to jobs which involves them being at a workstation all day.

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