Female Construction Manager Says Male Co-workers Don’t Take Her Seriously Because of Her Looks

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A female construction manager has revealed that she isn’t taken seriously by her male co-workers because of her looks.

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Autumn Westfall, from Michigan, is a Project Manager in commercial construction and a model who regularly takes to TikTok to discuss working in a male-dominated industry.

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She frequently discusses her job and how “if you are pretty,” people think you “could not be in a power position or have any intelligence whatsoever.”

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In a video on the platform, Westfall discussed her job and how “pretty privilege” is “nearly the opposite” in her experience.

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“Until you are a woman in a power position steps into a male-dominated industry then you might as well be carrying around a tray with coffee and snacks,” she said, as per the Sun.

She also added that “the logic is if you are pretty” then you could not “be in a power position or have any intelligence whatsoever.”

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“So for me personally I work in construction management on multimillion-dollar jobs and I can’t tell you how fun it is to have my emails ignored and people literally talk to my male co-worker and just act like I am there to serve them,” she explained.

“So yes, while pretty privilege is a thing, it can be switched in the opposite direction.”

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In another video, Westfall spoke about pretty privilege again where she explained that after making her first video she saw lots of comments about women being “the ones who are so rude to other women who are in power positions in a male dominated industry.”

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She explained that at the time she had never experienced that, so didn’t know… But now she has.

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She explained that she was putting on her construction clothes when a male co-worker asked if he could tell her something without her getting mad.

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“So basically another project manager from the other company – she’s a woman by the way – and one that I looked up to before I wore this and contacted my boss to let her know that what I was wearing on-site every day was not appropriate,” she then explained.

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Clearly mad by the comment, Westfall added that she wears something similar to blue jeans and a black t-shirt every day with boots.

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“We have a lot to worry about like what I don’t know… Our jobs,” she added.

Have you ever experienced something like Westfall has?

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