chapter  2
Organizational Factors: Tokens in Diplomacy and War-Making
ByNancy E. McGlen, Meredith Reid Sarkees
Pages 54

A woman explained the struggle to survive within a male-dominated office, where she received jobs that others did not want or had failed at. She was the subject of character assassination through gossip (in which her boss participated, often intentionally within earshot) and frequent sexual advances. She feels she can document and easily win an EEO complaint, but does not want to pursue this. She desperately wants a career with the Department of State, and feels that “to file a complaint is to cut your throat. The organization wants only apple polishers and yes-men.”