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Guy's Insider Tip For Women On 'How To Get Promoted' Leaves TikTok's Jaws On The Floor

Guy's Insider Tip For Women On 'How To Get Promoted' Leaves TikTok's Jaws On The Floor
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A video featuring a man who provided a manipulative tactic for women to get promoted in the workplace has gone viral.

TikToker Alex Biron–who is the host of the Mean Streak Podcast–started off the video in response to a user who asked how his tips on getting promoted would apply to a woman.

"When you get a new job, do just enough to not get fired," he said in the clip with the caption: "How to get promoted: Woman's Edition."

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He suggested female employees should start out doing nothing more than what is required of them.

“Don’t come in early; don’t take on any extra work and keep doing that until they expect very little from you," he said.

"After a while, when you’re ready, make a sudden drastic change, take work home, make a really good impression, and inevitably, your boss will ask you why the big change."

The TikToker then offered the following response:

“You’ll tell him that you’ve discovered you can’t have kids and you’ve realized you’re gonna have to get more life satisfaction out of your career, so you’re going to try really hard from now on."

Biron assured the boss "will be really impressed," adding:

"Jobs often discriminate against women who are going to start families anyway, so those two things combined mean they will promote you without you even asking, and then you’ll move up the company.”

He also said the "beauty of this is" that if the female employee decides to have children, it will "look like a medical miracle," and that everyone in the workplace will have no choice but be happy for them.

"By then, you’ll have moved too far up the company for them to fire you anyway," he said.

TikTokers wanted more insider tips from him.

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Others commented on the sexist nature of working in a patriarchal environment.

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Some found loopholes in his advice.

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The fact this video racked up over 3.4 million views as of Saturday and resonated with so many women is an indication there is far more work to be done in combating gender inequality in the workplace.