Jen Sorensen by Jen Sorensen

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  1. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, 6 months ago

    It only looks like hypocrisy if you’re not the boss, Jen. Otherwise is Romney Business School 101.

  2. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, 6 months ago

    ZING!

  3. JmcaRice

    JmcaRice GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    Not every job is exactly equal. The women in my office make more than I do. Our workloads are slightly different with the same job title. I wouldn’t mind seeing their pay reduced down to my level as I am male and have more seniority.

  4. mikefive

    mikefive said, 6 months ago

    One of the things I see coming out of this is management creating much more detailed job descriptions.

  5. omegasupreme

    omegasupreme said, 6 months ago

    one reason women get paid less is they tend to take more time off for sick leave. They also take leave when they have a kid or leave the work force to tend to kids and return there are many factors to figure in. And yes there is some discrimination. I have seen women hired who could not do the same amount of work as men due to them not being able to lift as much or work as hard thats a factor too.

  6. old1953

    old1953 said, 6 months ago

    Yeah, the most quoted article claiming “WOMEN NOW MAKE AS MUCH AS MEN”, quite breathlessly too, I might add, just BARELY mentions this quite salient fact, that they are comparing a group of women of which 2/3’s had college degrees with a group of men of which less than 1/2 had college degrees. Really? That’s a fair comparison? And they stated flatly that “pay is now equal in this age group”. Really. Sounds like a correct assessment by education level would STILL find some inequity there, IOW making less for same work with same degree, etc., but of course that takes some actual knowledge of MATH to work out, and evidently that’s being left to the women now . . . .

  7. old1953

    old1953 said, 6 months ago

    @motivemagus

    Actually doesn’t need a “paycheck fairness act”, courts have ruled repeatedly that ordering workers not to discuss compensation is equivalent to illegal attempts to discourage formation of unions. Yes, repeatedly.

  8. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 6 months ago

    Jen would like everybody to make a government-approved, guaranteed wage of 100k a year.
    Oh and fuzzy kittens at every desk.

  9. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, 6 months ago

    @old1953

    Really? Too bad it isn’t working.

  10. ARodney

    ARodney said, 6 months ago

    If you control for time off for kids (by studying women without kids), or for women in PRECISELY the same jobs (as, famously, Lily Ledbetter at Firestone), you STILL find that women are paid less men for the same work. Statisticians “control for” such variables all the time in their studies, and this area has been studied quite comprehensively for decades. The paycheck fairness act is long overdue, and there’s no good reason to be against it (except that the status quo benefits rich company owners, usually men, and because the GOP gets traction with its base through pure dickishness).

  11. louieglutz

    louieglutz said, 6 months ago

    @motivemagus

    maybe you should ask eric and barry to enforce some of the laws instead of passing new duplicates. if they didn’t enforce it before why would they enforce it now? because its time for the midterms.

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 6 months ago

    These days when you get sick you worry about not having a job to come back to. In right to fire states they are encouraged to do that. And also the huge amount of people still unemployed.

  13. 3hourtour

    3hourtour GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    @JmcaRice

    …see…Jmca…having a taste of what women deal with all the time is an eye opener, isn’t it?..

  14. 3hourtour

    3hourtour GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    @ConserveGov

    …geez,Gov..we’re not talking just CEO’s..

  15. 3hourtour

    3hourtour GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    @louieglutz

    …I think commenters named Louie should get paid 1/3 less..

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