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C.C

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as i'm finishing up my masters degree i'm working at a car dealership... now i've worked in the auto industry before as well but i'm noticing something more dramatically than before...

in the repair garage and our detailing shops, there are pictures of naked women displayed in plain sight for all employees to enjoy... not that i'm complaining about the beautiful scenery at work, but it dawns on me that there are very few work places that would openly accept or endorse this...

any other industries like this?... (besides sex shops/stripping)
 
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djfear

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C.C said:
as i'm finishing up my masters degree i'm working at a car dealership... now i've worked in the auto industry before as well but i'm noticing something more dramatically than before...

in the repair garage and our detailing shops, there are pictures of naked women displayed in plain sight for all employees to enjoy... not that i'm complaining about the beautiful scenery at work, but it dawns on me that there are very few work places that would openly accept or endorse this...

any other industries like this?... (besides sex shops/stripping)

A lot of this is in calendars. This is quite common in the blue collar business that's dominated by men. Even when there are blue collar women there too.

What's interesting is that a lot of these calendars are given by other companies in the industry (i.e. suppliers for the business) so it's not just some low level mechanic bringing in his favourite girly, it seems industry supported.
 
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nikki.classics

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at the cemetary i worked for the calendar in the lunch room was the "all good things must come to an end" booty calendar. so not fully naked women, just their bums.
 

jmaggs

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KillaLadY said:
The question should be reversed, what industires are NOT like this?...

Uhh, most white collar industries are NOT like this at all (ie. most corporate work environments). Displaying stuff like that gets you canned or reprimanded.
 

KillaLadY

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jmaggs said:
Uhh, most white collar industries are NOT like this at all (ie. most corporate work environments). Displaying stuff like that gets you canned or reprimanded.
I worked in corporate and non-corporate environments... if you didn't have a calendar, you received porn emails every morning... lol
 
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I_bRAD

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Lots of guys in my shop have bikini calendars... the exact same one I have in my kitchen, except mine is to promote a pizza joint rather than a steel supplier!
 

The Peej

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I work in a hobby shop, there used to be all SORTS of this kind of thing everywhere. But not just naked chicks. Also pics of all the guys who worked there that had been cut out and re-glued ( pre-photoshop ) in lewd and offensive possitions. Many sayings like "fudge packer" and "greasy cheesy 12 samich eatin' mother fucker" written all over these pieces of quasi-motivational mal-intent. Personally, I loved it! We were allowed to be as rude, crude, and down right fun as we wanted to be! But as the company grew, so did it's staff. Eventually they employed their first female. The fun promptly and silently disapeared.

The moral of the story is, that we never did it to offend anyone. As soon as there was a risk someone would be offended, it all disapeared.


I remember that it's not just the wall decor that changed though either. A whole lifestyle of fun teasing taunting inapropriate behavior died when female staff entered the mix.

I've eaten several mustard filled chocolates around christmas time. There was the time one dudes new toothpaste was taken out of it's box and replaced by a dead mouse, caught in the store in a trap of course. Then there was the bathroom fireball. Ah yes. Nothing like a mushroom cloud of bright orange fire bellowing our from the crack under the bathroom door to ruin a perfectly relaxing bowell movement! I'd always get uneasy mid-pinch when the store would become suddenly erily quiet. That meant someone had a lighter and some WD-40 and were crouched beside the bathroom door ready to unleash the fury! The worst part was, you had to sit there and finnish unloading with the pungeant stench of burning filling your lungs! If you survived without having your leg hair burned off! That's smells even worse!


By far though, worse then the hobby shop hotties on the wall, was working at the Brick in Toronto. There you didn't get HOT chicks on the wall, you were stuck with the fucking SUNSHINE girls from every paper since 1992 all over the place!! UUUGH!!!!



NOT hot!


:p
 

Lysistrata

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a garage is a garage is a garage! i worked at a boat garage, same deal. i liked it, only i wasn't comfy enough witht he straight male environment to ogle the women with them. i just did it silently to myself. (then again, a lot of the poster girls were nasty ass airbrushed fakuns, like in teh hawt girl thread.)
 

Poot

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Hm, this thread reminds me of the summer I worked the line in the aluminum die-cast auto part factory.


Good times.

:|
 
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randyval

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its mostly guys at the shop i do work for, most have swimsuit calandars at their desks, there is even 1 woman who works in the back with them, and she has a naked fireman calandar at her dask, so i guess it evens out.
 

jmaggs

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KillaLadY said:
I worked in corporate and non-corporate environments... if you didn't have a calendar, you received porn emails every morning... lol

I guess I could see how that gets by in smaller corporations, but anoyone in my company would totally get fired for forwarding pornographic material. And having a sunshine girl calendar on your cubicle wall is pretty much a CLM even if you didn't get reprimanded for it. I'm sure it's the same at many companies that aren't male dominated...
 

MoFo

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I have tons of inkjet printouts of the Prison Break guy's head Photoshopped onto porn screen captures hanging all over my office, on top of my WSIB Bulletins and my client scheduling charts.

People don't seem to mind.
 

Jeffsus

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When I worked construction, we had a big poster of a naked chick inside our toolbox.

Of course, the homoerotic overtones of a buffed out bronzed-skin me wearing a wifebeater, leather toolbelt and donning a powerdrill was lost on my coworkers.

-jM
A&D
 
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Karim

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When I was a kid (age 9), and travelled to Beirut Lebanon, I went to the back kitchen of one of my family's stores. When I walked in I saw pinups of naked women covering nearly every inch of every cupboard door, and wall. I also noticed a muslim prayer hung up in the kitchen too.

Moments after walking in, my cousin ran in, covered my eyes and pulled me out. The next day, all the porn had been taken down.

The funniest thing is that the porn was put up by an 82 year old employee of theirs. His name was Haj Zakour. Yes, he was a Haj (travelled to Mecca and all). Not only that, he came to visit my family in Canada when I was 13, and upon his arrival, he pulled a piece of paper out of his wallet that said "Sundowner". Apparently my cousins told him about this world famous Niagara Falls strip club and he wanted to go.

This guy was awesome.
 
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