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Nils Ling -

Try working at CBC. I have a friend, who shall remain nameless, who was talking to an ex-CBCer about life after the Corp. The former CBCer expressed amazement that there were workplaces in the world where the women's washroom "... wasn't for crying".

Arthur -

The former CBCer expressed amazement that there were workplaces in the world where the women's washroom "... wasn't for crying".

You mean, CBCers aren't happy-together-sing-along types of colleagues?? Now, that surprises me.

Nils Ling -

The people who work there do so in an environment of collegiality brought on by shared misery and contempt for the PTBIT (Powers That Be In Toronto). The CBC is an exquisite example of an organization that inculcates managers and would-be managers in a culture of "management by bullying".

In my time at CBC, every single woman I worked with broke down and cried after being emotionally beaten up by management. Not some. Not most. Every single woman I worked with.

As for the guys ... well, I didn't see many cry. But I saw coffee cups thrown around rooms, I saw furniture punched, and I saw and heard virtuoso hissy fits and screaming, swearing, tantrums. Myself, when I felt like I was going to explode, I'd leave and walk a few laps around the building. I'm not sure the grass has grown back, seven years later.