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#1 OFFLINE   fluffybear

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 04:23 AM

My daughter is doing a mini-society project for 3rd grade and one of the questions I noticed on her paper was about if there are jobs out there which only men or women can do? We all know the answer in reality is NO (politically correct) but then came the thought, Are there any female installer or outside techs for DirecTV's?

In nearly 18 years with DireTV, I have never had one come knocking on my door. I have seen them from the phone company (especially when I lived in S. California) but can not ever recall of hearing of any installing DirecTV.


So my question is, Have you ever had a female installer/tech for DirecTV come to your house or business or do you know of one?

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 04:49 AM

I've never had one at our house, but wasn't there one on Under Cover Boss?

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 05:03 AM

never watched the show, I'll go check Hulu for the episode..

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#4 OFFLINE   Bill C

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 05:23 AM

Yes there are female technicians in the DIRECTV world, in fact the ones that I have
known have been outstanding technicians, and often go on to be service technicians, or
QA technicians, or above. Installation technician is a demanding job, and not for everyone, be they male or female. DIRECTV is deffinately an equal opportunity
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 09:29 AM

Yes we currently have 4 or 5 women working out of our office.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 10:02 AM

They are kind of like the armed forces Marines division -----> The few, the proud, the underpaid.....:grin:

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 10:58 AM

My daughter is doing a mini-society project for 3rd grade and one of the questions I noticed on her paper was about if there are jobs out there which only men or women can do? We all know the answer in reality is NO


Actually, in employment law there is a concept called a BFOQ, or Bona Fide Occupational Qualification, what it does is provide a defense against a person alleging discrimination when it is necessary that a person of a certain sex or age be in a said position, for instance the use of women only in advertisements for women's clothing, or vice versa for men, or women only waitresses at Hooters, etc... It is very rare, but there are occurrences. I don't know if your little girl would want to answer that question, with "Only women can be waitresses at Hooters" or "Only women can be playboy bunnies" though :)

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 11:18 AM

occurrences. I don't know if your little girl would want to answer that question, with "Only women can be waitresses at Hooters"


I thought Hooters lost a lawsuit a few years back for not hiring male food servers.
As for the playboy bunny argument, I'm sure it is only a matter of time before some ultra liberals court requires Hef to feature some guy as centerfold o the month :barf:

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 11:20 AM

A female tech did a dish replacement for our house several years ago. She told me that she had formerly worked for the phone company and had been laid off from that job.
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 12:55 PM

I thought Hooters lost a lawsuit a few years back for not hiring male food servers.
As for the playboy bunny argument, I'm sure it is only a matter of time before some ultra liberals court requires Hef to feature some guy as centerfold o the month :barf:


You are correct, a man did sue Hooters for "discrimination". Hooter's used BFOQ as a defense, and the suit actually never went to court, the company settled with the man who sued the Corpus Christi, TX franchise for an "undisclosed" amount. Basically, he got what he wanted, money for doing nothing. I agree with you about the playboy bunny thing, I am surprised there really hasn't been a suit as litiguous as folks are these days.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 01:04 PM

Don't tell me I cannot advertize Tampax.:eek2: :D

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 02:05 PM

Don't tell me I cannot advertize Tampax.:eek2: :D

LOL!:rolling:

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 08:22 AM

We had three in our office before, now we are 100% male. One was around for like 3 years, the other two were < 6 months.

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 09:52 AM

I had a female installer fix what a 3rd party male installer hacked in installing my service back in 2007 thought movers connection. Also had a female tech a few weeks ago to fix the dish that the tech in December forgot to ground:nono:

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 12:27 PM

Don't tell me I cannot advertize Tampax.:eek2: :D


Only if you have used Tampax lately!!! :lol:
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Posted 22 April 2012 - 12:33 PM

Umm, would be it count an attempt to help using it ? :D

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 03:37 PM

Wasn't there a female installer when D* was featured on Undercover Boss?

I'm sure Directv can't wait to get their hands on your unit.

 
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Posted 22 April 2012 - 03:39 PM

The Bunny Ranch only hires females.

I'm sure Directv can't wait to get their hands on your unit.

 
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Posted 22 April 2012 - 04:17 PM

I've never had one at our house, but wasn't there one on Under Cover Boss?

I remember seeing her.

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 04:22 PM

I've never had one at our house, but wasn't there one on Under Cover Boss?

You can say that again ...

Wasn't there a female installer when D* was featured on Undercover Boss?

Never mind, trh, stew just said it again. :D

The Bunny Ranch only hires females.

Even for security, maintenance workers and non-performing roles?




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