The internet has dragged a man who canceled his stepdaughter’s job interview because he wanted her to work at his “misogynistic” company.
The man’s wife, and mother of the 23-year-old woman in question, explained the situation in a post to Reddit on Tuesday. Under the username u/MrsStewart21368, she explained her husband wants her recently graduated daughter to work for him.
However, the young woman has visited his company a few times and finds it very uncomfortable because of how men there treat women. She had made it clear she will not work for her stepfather or his company.
Thanks to the help of her best friend, the young woman was able to find a job interview at another company. However, her stepfather took it upon himself to enter her email account and cancel the interview on her behalf, as he thinks she should work for him and make his company a better place for women.
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The Reddit post, which was first shared on the r/AmItheA**hole sub, has been upvoted over 6,400 times and received over 1,000 comments.
One user, Reckless150681, whose comment was upvoted 11,200 times, said: ” [Not The A**hole]. Your daughter is an adult, she gets to make adult decisions. One of them is not working for her stepfather. See if she can’t reschedule that interview. Something to the effect of: ‘Good morning [person],
“My profuse apologies for the previous e-mail and confusion. This account was accessed by somebody who does not represent me and should not have the authority to speak on my behalf. “I have taken steps to secure my e-mail account so that this does not happen again. Would you be so kind to allow me to reschedule my interview?”
Edit: in case you (or anybody else reading) decide to take this advice, I honestly wouldn’t add or remove any detail from this example. Too much detail makes it sound like you have excuses; too little makes it sound like you don’t care enough. Say exactly what information you would need to know if the roles were swapped – no more, no less.”
And stop_spam_calls added: “Please encourage her to do this OP. If she needs a witness, ensure her that would back up her statement if need be. [Not The A**hole]. But seriously your husband sucks and so does his company. He created a company with an environment that is super misogynistic and straight-up toxic for women. Birds of a feather flock together OP. He is giving off super creepy and very controlling vibes.”
Another user, LeatherHog, asked: “And you’re staying with this misogynistic, controlling abuser because…?” And cadrina said: “Yeah, there is a reason the stepfather’s workplace is [a] dark hole of misogynistic energy, and that is people keeping enabling this kind of actions as ‘well, you know how he is’ ‘boys will be boys’ ‘they are not being serious’.”
Addisonavenue commented: “The fact he used her email though???? Like what? How? How is that alone not the dealbreaker for this marriage? Was she logged in on a family computer? Did he hack her? Screen mirror app on her phone? How many times has he snooped her inbox in the past?”
And CrystalQueen3000 said: “[Not The A**hole]. Is he normally this domineering and controlling? Dude straight-up hacked her emails and ruined an opportunity that she actually wanted. Your daughter has good judgment in not wanting to work anywhere near him.”
Newsweek reached out to u/MrsStewart21368 for comment. We could not verify the details of the case.
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