Originally Posted by jobberone
For me the rub would lie in their not appreciating it or even demanding I do it. I would prefer to do that but they shouldn't expect it. If the job is too demanding for a woman then salary should be a consideration.
That's probably what bothers me most. It's absolutely expected of me because I'm 6'4 230lbs. But, there's no appreciation and no increase in pay. When hired every person has to sign a contract that states they are capable of lifting 50lbs. Every single task that requires lifting more than 10lbs goes directly to me.
I'd have no problem doing it as it is relatively easy for me. It's the fact that it's expected and I'm told I'm given laborious tasks because I am a man. If I wanted a job that involved this kind of manual labor I'd get a construction job or landscaping job while looking for a full time job. I'd at least be paid appropriately for that kind of work.