One Word You Use At Work Could Make You Seem Inferior
A Google and Apple alum says women using the word "just" makes others perceive them as subordinate at work.By Ryan Biek | July 2, 2015
One word is making headlines, with a Google and Apple tech alum claiming it's the reason women can be perceived as subordinate at work.
The word? "Just." In a post on LinkedIn, Ellen Petry Leanse called it a "permission word" and said women use it far more often than men, which she says makes women and their sentences appear less powerful.
She called it, "a warm-up to a request, an apology for interrupting, a shy knock on a door before asking 'Can I get something I need from you?'"