Being my very first day, I'm not aware of the issues, I have had no experience in that work place...and it doesn't affect me, until the day is over.
The day would have needed to begin and end, and even then I would be more than likely day 2, unable to really understand the issues.
I don't believe we should always follow the masses, that is one way to become a sheep.
Better to be a sheep, rather than an outcast. Jonah haven't you ever worked with women.
Even on my first day, and despite my ignorance of events leading to the strike action, I'd still join in......if I knew what was good for me.