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Matt Bors

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  1. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    Wasn’t this the one part of college that didn’t take advantage of the ignorance, helplessness and vulnerability of the young for the sake of profit? No? Oh well…

  2. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, 3 months ago

    Unpaid work? Isn’t that the 5 letter S word?

  3. David B

    David B said, 3 months ago

    Let’s see, you are paid zero dollars? How about we give you a raise and triple your pay?

  4. Ruff

    Ruff GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    Love the work he is doing on his tablet…

  5. NeoconMan

    NeoconMan said, 3 months ago

    Hey, where can I get one of those interns?

  6. SABRSteve

    SABRSteve said, 3 months ago

    When one factors in the reasons why women make less money than men, the gap is narrowed considerably. Even liberal Eleanor Clift said as such.

  7. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    @kato1979

    Well, it worked for Soviet Russia in the People’s Republic’s Worker’s Paradise.
    Of course, you had to be willing to stand in line for the few goods that were turned out by the economic boon that was thus created, when everything was free except the people.

  8. DoctorUmmmNo

    DoctorUmmmNo said, 3 months ago

    @NeoconMan

    “Hey, where can I get one of those interns?”

    Maybe I can spare a few from the Vulpine Retreat.

  9. DoctorUmmmNo

    DoctorUmmmNo said, 3 months ago

    @Finsterlaine

    “What sort of valid “reason why” could there be for women doing similar jobs and getting less pay?”

    Steve’s point was that when you factor in things like taking time off to bear & raise kids, the gap between men & women doing the same work pretty much disappears. No less an expert than Paul Krugman has repeatedly pointed out that when people are out of the work force for a while, they never catch up.

    Maybe, if more liberal men took on the job of raising the family, we could close the gap completely.

  10. DoctorUmmmNo

    DoctorUmmmNo said, 3 months ago

    @DoctorUmmmNo

    Oh, I forgot. Sources are important. Here’s a source:

    http://billmoyers.com/2014/04/08/debunking-the-myth-of-a-mythical-gender-pay-gap/

    The contention here is that it’s unfair to penalize women for taking time out for family. Taking that time is a choice. It’s a worthy choice, but it takes away value from employers. Should we insist that women (and maybe a few men) who take a couple years off to be stay at home parents, then need more frequent days off for taking care of kids when they’re sick or school is out, not be penalized? What about the single people who take a sabbatical to travel or want to leave early so they can take an art class? I’m not being flip. To the employer, it’s all the same.

    Behind all of this talk is something that seldom comes up: the fact that single mothers have become much more common. Women who have a working partner at least get to enjoy the benefit of their partner’s focus on career. (We hope!) Single mothers don’t get that benefit.

    I think it’s important to think about the deeper issues, regardless of how you feel about the increased number of single mothers.

  11. ARodney

    ARodney said, 3 months ago

    @SABRSteve

    No, that’s a conservative false argument. Even when you consider women take lesser paying jobs, that’s less than half the pay discrimination. There’s a nice piece on this in the New York Times’ “Upshot” section, you can read it if you want.

  12. ARodney

    ARodney said, 3 months ago

    @DoctorUmmmNo

    When you factor in time to have kids and choosing lower paying work, the difference between mens and women’s pay DOES NOT DISAPPEAR. It’s not even reduced by half. Women without kids are paid less than men in the same jobs. This is why it’s a scandal.

  13. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    @Finsterlaine

    It may have something to do with employers wanting people in their workforce who are available for work on a regular basis, and have had some bad experiences with females who take employment as secondary to other concerns. Your experience may be different, of course.

  14. DoctorUmmmNo

    DoctorUmmmNo said, 3 months ago

    @ARodney

    “When you factor in time to have kids and choosing lower paying work, the difference between mens and women’s pay DOES NOT DISAPPEAR. It’s not even reduced by half. Women without kids are paid less than men in the same jobs. This is why it’s a scandal.”

    Maybe you read a different article, because despite the title, Claire Miller fails to prove her point, let alone yours. Her source, Claudia Golden pretends that she compared men & women in the same jobs, but if you start looking at her analysis, it’s obvious she’s not. Saying female “financial specialists” make only 66% of what men make ignores the huge disparities within that job description. It doesn’t take a genius to suppose that description includes both your local financial planners & Wall St. hedge fund managers. Many of the other jobs that Goldin lumps together aren’t at all comparable. As we go down the list, jobs where there isn’t a ridiculous difference between the extremes, the pay gap shrinks.

    But, then Goldin’s premise becomes more clear.

    Here’s what I read: Occupations that most value long hours, face time at the office and being on call — like business, law and surgery — tend to have the widest pay gaps. That is because those employers pay people who spend longer hours at the office disproportionately more than they pay people who don’t.

    In other words, academic speak for, “women are being penalized for taking time out for their kids.” Fair enough. My comment about liberal men stepping up was a joke with a point. Someone needs to raise the kids. If you’re a man who won’t stay home with sick kids, despite having a critical meeting, you’re part of the problem.

    The end premise is that every job should be a commodity where, “it doesn’t matter which one you’re going to get” doing any particular job. Let’s face reality: that just doesn’t work for every job.

  15. DoctorUmmmNo

    DoctorUmmmNo said, 3 months ago

    Goldin readily admits that women without children have earnings that are, and I quote “almost equal to those of comparable men.”

    Read for yourselves:

    http://scholar.harvard.edu/files/goldin/files/goldin_aeapress_2014_1.pdf

    BTW, as far as the comic goes… unmarried, urban, childless women under 30, make more than their male peers.

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