posted on May, 26 2012 @ 12:38 AM
I am male, hear me roar. Here are trufax fer ya. I worked for a publicly traded company that employed about 70,000 peeps worldwide. Now I was paid
quite handsomely and there was a female in the same location/branch where I worked, we held the same position in said organization, and we performed
about the same quality. Here is what separated her and I, she had a college degree relevant to our job, I had no degree, she also had about 15 years
more experience in our field than I, I made about $20,000 more per year than her. A promotion became available and we both threw our names in the
hat, along with others, I was the one that received the promotion.
At the time we worked together, I had no idea what she made and she had no idea what I made. I left the company a couple of years later and her and I
had stayed in touch. One day we were talking on the phone and she was venting some frustrations about her job and the subject of her pay came up and
I was appalled! I was horrified that this woman with so much experience and an education would be paid so much less than a male counterpart.
I guess my point is, that I hear some people yelling "free market, it will balance everything out!" "regulation is killing our economy!" "let the
market decide!". A free market capitalist economy could work, unfortunately there are far far too many unethical/corrupt/thieving business
people/politicians in this world.
Source: I made $20,000 per year more than a female more qualified than me.