When you’re new to a position, especially an entry-level one, you want to assist your team as much as possible. You take on things that may seem like menial tasks because you want to show your dedication and work ethic. As a newer employee, and a young one, taking these initiatives is a stand-out quality.
What happens, though, as you get older? What about when you’re more senior-level than everyone around you? Does taking on these same mundane tasks help you? The New York Times wrote an article on women who, despite deserving just as much respect as their male counterparts, end up doing the “office housework” and being held back.
This is the sad reality in workplaces around the world: Women help more but benefit less from it.
It’s a problem that still occurs in offices today, but there are ways to combat it. Just being aware of the inequalities is a good first step – followed by encouraging others around you to get involved. Read the article, and share your thoughts in the comments below!