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  1. DoctorUmmmNo

    DoctorUmmmNo said, 1 day ago

    Whose fault is that again?

    http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2014/04/08/300290240/why-women-dont-ask-for-more-money

  2. DaSharkie

    DaSharkie GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    @DoctorUmmmNo

    I work in a field where we often negotiate our own salary – benefits, PTO, etc., are standardized however.

    The women that perform the same job as I do will often negotiate for less salary. This is not to say that money is not important, it is just that there seems to be a level of satisfaction achieved with less money.

    That being said, how many of these studies saying that women are paid 77% of what a man makes are comparing job to job pay? The stuff that I have seen is just taking all the data and saying that women collectively make less money than men, but don’t compare the actually salary made in specific jobs. That is where it counts.

    And the liberals/progressives/Democrats/whatever they call themselves this week seem to ignore this, and the fact that there is a federal law on the book passed back in the Jurassic age of 1964 that already makes it illegal to pay differently based upon sex. So instead of making political hay over this in an election year………how about you enforce the 50 year old law that already makes it illegal?

  3. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 1 day ago

    ^^^ Ding Ding! You are correct.
    That 77% number is NOT comparing same jobs, just overall pay. Anybody with half a brain knows their are sociological and biological reasons why in general women choose professions that pay less and put in WAY less hours into work over their lifetime.
    This is a completely contrived issue by the Dems during an election year to distract from their horrendous record while in control of DC the past 5 years.

  4. Joseph Couture

    Joseph Couture GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    I recall an episode of “UGLY BETTY”, where (as secretary) she went to the condo of her boss’s ex-girlfriend, who was making threats to her boss. This ex was out of it, and threatened Betty, setting fire to the condo with both of them in it! Her Boss, finding out what was up, rushed to the condo, to find Betty holding a fire extinguisher, having just put out the fire. She turned to him and screamed YOU DON’T PAY ME ENOUGH!!!

  5. Mr King

    Mr King said, 1 day ago

    RE: ^ Ding Ding! You are correct.

    More like you’re all a bunch of ding a lings
    I just cut and pasted your statement into Google:
    “How many of these studies saying that women are paid 77% of what a man makes are comparing job to job pay?”


    The first thing that came up was:
    “Myth Busting the Pay Gap” from the U.S. Department of Labor

    It stated: “Decades of research shows a gender gap in pay even after factors like the kind of work performed and qualifications (education and experience) are taken into account. These studies consistently conclude that discrimination is the best explanation of the remaining difference in pay”.

    Note: blue highlighted area is a clickable link.

  6. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, about 20 hours ago

    @ConserveGov

    Normally speaking you and I do not agree on many issues. But this is one of those times where a relative moderate that sometimes leans to the left on many issues leans to the right! So, I do in general agree with you in this case. Of course there are also non issues that conservatives (and particularly ultra conservatives) also use for the purposes of election years. But perhaps we can agree that in both cases that is just the general nature of politics, which seems to be an area that neither of us has a great deal of respect for!


    I have been a machinist, numerical control programmer, and a precision machine parts inspector. All of these professions involve taking the necessary classes at my local junior college. Also, at my work itself (where the laws regarding hiring of women as well as other minorities were very highly enforced as we were a major contractor for NASA) the ratio of women to men in such areas is less than 1 in 20. This is NOT because women are excluded from doing so. Indeed, one of our best welders was a woman that had been doing that kind of work since WWII!! But in general (and in dealing with millions of workers statistically, you must deal in generalities) most women do not want to do that kind of difficult, dirty, and stressful work. But such manufacturing work does pay relatively well in middle class wages and benefits.


    Now, I know there are going to be those that will say "But what about the millions of women that actually did this type of work in WWII (you know, “Rosie The Riveter”)? Well, that was out of pure necessity, as some 14 million American men were off fighting a war for the freedom of ALL (including Rosie). But when they came back, millions of those same women working in those factories left their jobs for other employment. Yes, and that mainly included the incredibly important job of being homemakers, and raising another generation of freedom loving workers!!


    So, in my own area of work history those women that did the same kind of work that I did were correctly paid just as well as I was. In fact, they had to be, not only because the federal government insisted upon it, but also because all of these jobs were Union jobs, and the Unions have always insisted upon job pay and benefits equality. So, at least in the very important area of manufacturing (which the USA is still a world leader in) this so called issue is really a non issue, and has been so for over 50 years now!!

  7. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, about 20 hours ago

    Sorry about the double post. I do not know why the site did that.

  8. DaSharkie

    DaSharkie GoComics PRO Member said, about 19 hours ago

    @Mr King

    Should this be true, then what is the excuse for the federal government, across 5 decades choosing to not enforce the law?

  9. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, about 5 hours ago

    Robert Landers said, about 7 hours ago
    @ConserveGov
    “Normally speaking you and I do not agree on many issues. But this is one of those times where a relative moderate that sometimes leans to the left on many issues leans to the right” -—————————————————————
    Looks like civil minds can agree on an issue even if they disagree on many others. Good to see.
    I hate abortion, but I disagree with some Conservatives that think the government should ban it.
    I obviously, as my name implies, want less government and so we don’t need the White House intruding anymore on private issues.
    Most women I know would not for a second allow an employer to pay her male coworkers more if the same type and amount of work is being performed.
    Dems must think women aren’t smart enough to make career decisions.

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