'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease
But yes I have faced this situation when I was a fresher. We were undergoing rigorous training. After training it was time for us to get recruited into projects.
It was our first interview, along with me there were two guys, so we went to the bench manager (in IT bench manager is the one who assigns the project to the employee based on requirement) who was about to send us to the project manager.
We were all so well prepared and eagerly waiting for the interview. Suddenly my bench manager calls me and tells me that "Neethu, the project manager doesn't want to interview female candidate, we will get another project for you. " I was so disheartened and disappointed as they ruled me out even before I could showcase my skills and talents.
The guys got the project, I got into another project. Soon after few months our project got over and we were on the bench again, our bench manager was looking for new projects for us.
There was a requirement in the same project which had earlier rejected me as he didn't want female candidates. But somehow this time he agreed to take the interview. After the interview, I was selected for that project. Before leaving the organization, I was the only female for that profile in the entire company. I was also appreciated for my work. This was possible only because I was given a chance if not the pre-notion that females can't work as efficiently as males would remain.
I am glad I got a chance to work under the same manager who had rejected me for being a female so that his assumption about female could change and sure enough, I saw him recruiting two more before I left.
As soon as the real virtues or vices emerge out they take the precedence on everything. Remember looks could be deceptive.
Knowledge is power.
This is all because our society has stereotyped beauty and limited it within the boundation of complexion, makeup and outer beauty only. We need to leave such thinking and also need to speak out against any such things happening anywhere whether it's at a small level or big.
"It is hardest thing in the world to be good thinker without being a good self examiner"