My boss told me that I was being made redundant. I wasn't too upset about it. I knew the company had been struggling. What shocked me was that I thought there was supposed to be a redundancy 'review' period and this wasn't offered.
I didn't realise what a boy's club it was until the Head of IT came over to our bank of desks to laughingly chat with the other boys in my team about the round of golf they'd had that weekend. Never once did anyone ask if I wanted to join them.
It started when I took on the role of manager when my manager was on maternity leave. During this time I got pregnant. My manager chose not to return to the firm after her maternity leave and they were looking to recruit.
One day, a manager started talking about a trans woman who had recently interviewed for a job with the company, and almost immediately it became a slew of vicious insults, slurs, and incredibly personal, nasty comments about the woman's appearance, body, lifestyle, sexual history, etc.