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post #121 of 143 Old 01-10-2020, 12:08 PM
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I am one of those who prefers to work with or for men.
Don't get me wrong, I've had crappy and great coworkers and bosses of both genders but as a whole working for and with men was much easier for me.
I think a lot of that has to do with how I was raised and the jobs in which I worked I tend to do.
I totally agree, there are bad apples among all people, so one can only speak “as a whole”. And yes, it depends on upbringing and types of jobs one has experience with!
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post #122 of 143 Old 01-10-2020, 12:14 PM
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Lol! I read something awhile back to the effect of,
"My how times have changed, used to go to the bathroom outside and cook inside and now we go to the bathroom inside and cook outside".
Haha nice quote! Perhaps a good compromise would be building an outhouse, far from the house, but with running water/toilet. You’d freeze your butt off making your way out there in winter, and might be bitten by a snake on the butt in summer, but at least you’re not stinking up the house and you wouldn’t have to dispose of the waste lol.

This is an interesting discussion, I originally joined this website to try to get opinions and perspectives from experienced people on how horses behave en masse during difficult/frightening situations (i.e. combat, or noise etc) because of a civil war battle involving cavalry that I’m researching. It’s cool to find other discussions here too.
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post #123 of 143 Old 01-10-2020, 12:24 PM
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About my 911, nine one one, comment.


It was tongue in cheek about news stories popping up about how someone called nine one one with the police showing up and shooting innocent suspects.
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About my 911, nine one one, comment.


It was tongue in cheek about news stories popping up about how someone called nine one one with the police showing up and shooting innocent suspects.
Fortunately, that happens only rarely.
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post #125 of 143 Old 01-10-2020, 09:31 PM Thread Starter
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Things are different now... my experience is mainly in Virginia, Florida, and West Virginia, where I now live. The other day I took one of my cats to the vet.... literally every single one of the veterinarians was female, all their assistants were female, even all the receptionists were female. To be honest I can’t remember the last time I saw a male veterinarian... and I’m thinking way back to the 1990s....
It seems as if the fondness of men for animals is shrinking: far from the boy and his dog.
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post #126 of 143 Old 01-10-2020, 10:22 PM
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My area must be an outlier in this, too.

We have many male vets. A few female. One of the best, fastest and most accurate, for preg testing cows is female, though. With a good set up and crew, I saw her check 700 in one day.

Here they all do large and small animals.
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post #127 of 143 Old 01-11-2020, 08:46 AM
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The vet/owner I used before I moved (only 100 miles) is male. He does have a female vet that covers most of the office visits for both large and small animals. All of the assistant/technicians have been female.


The vet I plan to use now is male but again all the others are female.


Most nurses in hospitals are female. I do believe there is a genetic based component to the female caring and that I believe is the cause of both female oriented nursing field and vet assistant/technician field.


Large animal vets do not really need a caring component in their makeup to function. Not really that much more than a cowboy that ropes and stretches a cow for medication. Not saying cowboys (or cowgirls) are not caring, just that it's not as required a component as in nursing.


So my take is that since the veterinarian field has shifted more towards owners with pets they cherish, the caring component is more important than in the past, perhaps, and that would explain, at least to some degree, the shift from a male dominated veterinarian field toward being female dominated.



When I was young, myself and other boys roamed the fields and woods with their dogs. With the population shift to urban areas with small yards, busy lives away from home for both parents, ready technology available for babysitting children, many never have the chance to learn what bonding with a dog could/would mean.


My thoughts.............
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It seems as if the fondness of men for animals is shrinking: far from the boy and his dog.
Odd. I've noticed LOTS of boys and grown men who blatantly and flagrantly love and adore dogs! I might have even got something caught in my eye when it has been time to put a dog down. It seems to have happened every time, in fact. Must be dirty vet offices.

Don't know why. They are fierce predators. Born killers:



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It seems as if the fondness of men for animals is shrinking: far from the boy and his dog.

I'm sort of curious what observations have lead you to surmise this is happening.
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post #130 of 143 Old 01-11-2020, 10:06 AM
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It seems as if the fondness of men for animals is shrinking: far from the boy and his dog.
Forget about dogs, you should've seen my older brother when his pet gerbil died! He adored the little thing and was absolutely distraught when it died (Of old age). He's admitted that he's avoided getting another one because they have too short lifespan for him to "emotionally deal with".

So he's opted to feed the neighborhood tabby cat instead.
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