I noticed that women can tell, in Russian, "я не продавец", "я официант" or "она - хороший друг".
Even though these job nouns have a feminine counterpart, respectively, продавщица, официантка, хорошая подруга.
- Is it OK to refer to a woman's job either by the male or female ending of the job?
- Adjectives will agree in gender with job nouns with masculine endings, even when referring to women?
When dealing with nouns which have no female counterpart, such as администратор (receptionist), can I use одна in the following situation?
"One of the former [female] receptionists now wants to be a trooper" - Одна из бывших администраторов сейчас хочет стать военной.