I really hate how the women in my office are so hyper-critical over everything about me. If it was work related, I wouldn’t mind, but it’s mainly about stupid superficial things like what I eat or the clothes I wear.
"You eat like an anorexic person."
"Never wear that outfit again. What were you thinking?"
(On me saying I don’t really care about bags or shoes) “If THAT had been on your resume, you wouldn’t have gotten hired here.”
Let me put this out there: I don’t work in fashion. I don’t work in the city. I don’t see clients. I was hired as a graphic designer for a crappy packaging company in the grossest town in New Jersey, where I do more heavy lifting or secretary work than actual creative projects. I might not wear makeup most days or style my hair, but I show up to work everyday, dressed professionally, and I do my job with a smile on my face. That should be enough.
What I put in or on my body is no one’s fucking business but my own. And they don’t know my situation. The comments about food bother me more than anything. What if I did have an eating disorder? They would constantly be calling my eating habits to my attention, which is the thing that people with anorexia or bulimia are most self conscious of. It’s so thoughtless and no one should make those kinds of comments to anyone, because they don’t know how it will affect them.
It’s really frustrating working in this environment, and I can’t wait until I buy a new laptop so I can start applying to other jobs.