As we say in Brooklyn, wattayaknow! Ultraliberal New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio does not get a gold star when it comes to working with female employees. In fact women hate working for hizzoner so much, that they are quitting almost as fast as residents are leaving the city to flee the oppressive taxes. Isn’t it supposed be conservatives who are conducting the so-called war on women?
A devastating New York Times story has revealed that the female employees who have the hardest time dealing with de Blasio are minorities:
But now, as he seeks re-election in November, Mr. de Blasio has seen a puzzling exodus of female talent. Thirty-one high-level officials hired by Mr. de Blasio have left City Hall since he took office in 2014. Of those, 22 were women, more than twice the number of men who left. The gender imbalance of the departures has raised questions as to why so many women, including many who are black or Hispanic, have jumped ship on a mayor seen as welcoming to women and minorities.
Apparently de Blasio’s management style includes exhibiting a “condescending tone” toward the fairer sex. His habit of “berating or belittling subordinates,” moreover, has prompted many gals to head for the exits:
Another factor cited by some who frequently dealt with the mayor involved his personality; he often lectures his staff during meetings in what people describe as a condescending tone, and he is known for berating or belittling subordinates in front of others or shooting off emails criticizing them in brusque terms. Nearly everyone experiences this, the women said, but they suggested that women may have less patience.
Some of the women who have worked for de Blasio report feeling marginalized:
‘I just found it to be a totally inhospitable workplace,’ said Lindsay Scola, Mr. de Blasio’s former scheduler, who had previously worked with the former first lady, Michelle Obama, and the Energy Department. Ms. Scola and two other women recounted repeated instances where they felt they were marginalized or talked down to by a male colleague, because they were women. Ms. Scola said she was once told that her ‘job was to hold time on the Outlook calendar and nothing else, like I was a little girl.’
The Times report comes days after another New York paper reported that a male staffer in the mayor’s office was arrested and charged with child pornography.
Cross-posted at The Lid