The existing working environment results in isolating women from men and they have limited chances of sharing information and knowledge with others. Sharing of information and knowledge is necessary for the career growth and development, but the current working setup restricts women from interacting with others (Spain, 218). Author has provided statistics regarding the type of jobs open for women and according to these statistics the three most common jobs for women are of teacher, nurse, and secretary (Spain, 217). On the other hand most of the top level and managerial jobs are occupied by men (Spain, 219). The managers are provided with more authority over their private work space as compared to the secretaries. The reason provided for this spatial arrangement is that managers are involved in the process of important decision making which should not be open to all. Apart from this the secretaries are not allowed to share information with any other person, as the information they poses is confidential nature (Spain, 218). This also restricts them from interacting with other people.
1. The author has provided the argument that there is difference in the authority provided over work space to managers and secretaries/clerical staff (Spain, 220), however this does not imply that this difference is between men and women as the male clerical staff is also provided with the same work space as female clerical staff.
2. The argument provided by the author in the essay that secretaries or clerical staff is not allowed to share the information and thus restrict them from achieving a particular staff (Spain, 218) is again general and cannot be related with the difference among genders as same is true for male clerical staff. Apart from this not only secretaries are restricted from sharing the confidential information but managers are also not allowed to provide confidential information about organization to anyone.