A new self-cleaning glass ceiling has left male corporate bosses in a major London business nonplussed
'When I've complained that there's a glass ceiling blocking my advancement in the company,' said accountant Olivia Fairfax,'the CEO would usually smile at me and say, 'well, dear, we have to have somebody to clean it'. Now we've had a self-cleaning glass ceiling installed, he just stands there with his mouth open.'
One leading banker admitted that the self-cleaning glass ceiling had seriously reduced the capacity for male colleagues to make 'a witty riposte to do with domestic chores' when female colleagues complained they were being discriminated against.
'It is quite difficult now with these self-cleaning glass ceilings to know how to respond,' he said, 'though just yesterday I saw my colleague Stephanie using one to help brush her hair and put her make-up on.'