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On the work front, women get a lot of jip about being emotional but we really are only emotional about some things, and certain emotions seem to dominate our experience.I think men have equally strong emotions, maybe a different set of emotions, but also express them differently.Perception often governs emotion.This week I have been dealing with a male employee who was getting far more emotional than me.I think it annoyed him on top of whatever it was that he was already annoyed about.I discussed with my other male colleagues whether they thought he might be having difficulty responding to me as his employer because I was a woman.It’s been some time since I have felt this way, but thrust into a male dominated trades’ environment and the fact that some things were just not making sense, I had to ask the question. I don’t feel precious about this role, I would love to step aside.I care very little about transforming this bloke’s respect for my abilities, and don't feel the need to p…