I am a civil engineer and I run construction sites. That’s what I do for a job.
Today I was arguing with a foreman about a mistake they had made and possible ways to fix it and he started to spout all the normal bullshit about engineers not knowing how the real world works and that I overdesigned what we are building so it’s ok for them to cut corners and I responded with my normal boss talk about only paying for the product I ask for blah blah blah and then he grabbed my shoulders and turned me around to look at some rock and try to prove his point. He put his hands on me. No no no NOOOOOOOPE. That’s just not ok. That would never have happened to a man in my position and I don’t like it one bit.
I told him he was not allowed to touch me and that I was done trying to help.
It can’t be an old boys club forever right?
Today man- it just won’t stop.