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Pilgrim Exec Case Raises Questions on Conduct

August 07, 1994

"Pilgrim Exec Faces Suspension in Silence" (July 27) raises interesting questions on the relation and conduct of men and women to one another in the business world.

Apparently "sugar and spice and everything nice" never did and certainly does not presently apply to Palomba Weingarten. But are being nasty, cheap, evasive, misleading and dishonest requirements for getting along in this environment whether one is a man or a woman? It's not even a case of women equaling men in how low one must get to succeed.

Weingarten is quoted as saying she's "disgusted" by comments made about her. Yet I find it equally disgusting when one can make this statement: "If you want to criticize me, pick up the phone and say, 'Hey, bitch, what about the ad?' Deal with me like a man."

Perhaps men of her acquaintance would address a lady in this manner. My associates practice human decency and respect. No self-respecting female would invite or permit herself to be addressed as "bitch."

NATHAN ARON, Laguna Hills

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