No place at work for Godzilla – with or without a handbag

By Nicola Barry

Published: 29/10/2008

YOU would think there were enough problems facing women in the workplace without other females coming into the equation. However, researchers from the University of Toronto have come up with a new burden for women: namely the female boss.

Scientists have discovered that women who have to answer to one of their own feel a lot more stressed than those with a male supervisor. The Canadian team, which studied 1,800 workers, decided the reason was the Queen Bee syndrome.

To the uninitiated, this is based on the fact that there is room for only one queen in the hive and any pretenders to the throne have to be dealt with as brutally as possible.

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