Up until March of 2009, it was unknown to me that a violation of the equal employment opportunities on the basis of gender occurred. It was because no one was really hired instead of me. There was an opened and budgeted Promotional Position (PP) at the time when I was on the PP list and reachable the first time a certification was requested. The PP list expired in September 2009 and the opened and budgeted PP in Section X of Department remained unfilled. How could I have known that a discrimination on the basis of gender occurred?! No one was hired. In March of 2009 two of my co-workers told me that Manager Male (MM), spoke to them and stated that he will never promote me as a PP. This explained why the PP was hidden and never filled up. In fact, back when I went to be interviewed by other departments, I asked MM if there was any PPs position within Section X, he said there was none.
First, let me bring to your attention the unfairness in employment practices in Section X. Approximately six months before the herein mentioned PP examination bulletin opened up for filing, Male Co-Worker (MC) was picked to lead Project X. Part I of the PP examination interview dealt with the experiences that MC gained on ProjectX. This may be a coincidence. However, if the MM had submitted suggestions on interview exercises and questions for the herein mentioned PP examination to the Department, then, it can concluded that a collusion to attempt to advance one employee (a male) over another (female) occurred. Also, if you look at the gender of all three PPs within Section X, they are all male. With other Section X staff, it was easy to gather experience on other areas, with me the only way for me to do it was to take on more responsibilities, on top of the current workload I had. Instead of becoming a pessimist, I developed excellent time management and organizational skills so that I can accommodate the extra load.
Could it be that I lack the required skills, knowledge, and abilities required for the PP? If I did, I would not have qualified for the PP examination. In fact, I claim that some of the assignments I have handled and currently handling are at the level of PP, if not higher. Four months after I was hired, I became under the supervision of MM, an Assistant Manager at that time. Naturally, without a PP above me, I took the sole responsibility of managing the project I handle.
Not only was I robbed of the PP promotion herein mentioned, I was also robbed of the opportunity to take the Next Level Promotion (NLP) examination. One of my co-workers mentioned that MM was one of the proponents to have the minimum requirement for the NLP be changed to two years of experience at the level of PP and removing the other option of satisfying the minimum requirement, which was four years of experience at the level of Lower than PP
What do you think?