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  • Xerxies

    Show me one single employer that pays female employees less than male counterparts, given the same seniority, education and qualifications! Doing such a thing is illegal discrimination, and if it happens at all, it does not happen often. This whole issue is nothing more than liberal blather…

    • Anonymous

      It U.S.  census bureau data.  

    • Anonymous
    • Anonymous

      Happy to tell you, according to many of my women friends illegal or not, it’s still going on. Maybe not as much as it use to be.
      No one who is working at these places are going to tell you where, no one wants to lose their underpaid job.

    • StillRelaxin

      See gals, there’s noting to worry about when it comes to your pay.  There’s plenty of folks like Xerxis here who firmly believe that you’re paid just as much as all your male coworkers and this is all about some vast conspiracy by the left wing media to make Republican/Tea Party look bad.  If you believe this as well vote for them, the new GOP/New American Taliban.  Or if you think people like this either have their heads in the sand or are lying simply to continue taking advantage of you, then put them in their proper place by voting a straight Democratic ticket on November 6th.

      • Anonymous

        A straight D ticket?  So blindly put your faith in some other bunch of clowns because they say they mean well?

        • StillRelaxin

          Your comment here meets no test of logic. Lets assume (and that’s a stretch) you are correct and the Democratic party is only saying they care about all Americans. Does it not seem a rational choice to support others saying “they mean well” then those on the other side who are openly and undoubtedly attacking anyone who is not “them” from every social and economic angle possible? The New American Taliban needs to go “POOF” one vote at a time.

          • Funny how you mention american taliban ..who.has had the Muslim brotherhood over for tea?

          • Anonymous

            Oh…so vote “straight Democratic” to get rid of the other guys, regardless of who you’re voting for?

      • Anonymous

        A vote for Democrats and Barack Obama is a vote for pay inequality.   Female WH staffers are paid 18% less than men. 

    • Anonymous

      Employer 1:  The Obama White House

      Employer 2:  Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office

      • Anonymous

        That’s a lie. The average woman makes less than the average man in the White House, but it’s not for the same work. 

        • Anonymous

          So what you’re saying is that Obama doesn’t trust women to handle work that would be commensurate  with higher pay.   Interesting.

          Sounds sexist to me.

          Thanks for grooving that fastball straight down the middle, BTW…

          • Anonymous

            That’s not what I said at all. 

            I think it’s sad and pathetic that people are as dishonest and partisan as you. 

            The question was give an example of  an “employer that pays female employees less than male counterparts, given the same seniority, education and qualifications”. You said the White House and that’s simply not true. So you’re either a liar or you’re misinformed. I’ve corrected you now, so I hope you don’t continue to spread that misinformation. 

          • Anonymous

            LOL…that’s exactly what you said.   You said the average woman makes less than the average man in the White House, but not for the same work, ergo, Obama’s female staff aren’t entrusted with the same level or responsibility as his male staff. 

            I understand – you’re in a position of defending the undefensible.   You  have to either defend Obama paying his female staff less than his male staff for equal work or you have to defend Obama’s reluctance to place women into senior, high-salary positions. 

            Interesting that during the 2008 campaign, Obama’s Senate staff pay breakdown was $54,397 for males, while his female staff earned $45,152 on average.  In contrast, McCain’s female staffers earned $55,878, while his male staff earned $53,936.   

            Tell me again…who’s waging the war on women?

          • Anonymous

            Ergo, no, that’s not what that means. Someone asked a very specific question and then you lied. Have some integrity and admit you were wrong. And quit keeping up with this dishonesty.
             

            You don’t compare apples and oranges. The question isn’t about average employees, it’s about whether women and men are being paid differently for the SAME work. Quit lying.

          • Anonymous

            Blah, blah, blah…in other words, when you can’t address the argument, hurl baseless accusations. 

            The article itself destroys your point: “Emily Kane, a sociology professor at Bates College in Lewiston, offers another possible explanation. In the same way that part of the pay gap can be attributed to the fact that female graduates choose education and social work, even within business and technology, FEMALE STUDENTS ARE PROBABLY MORE LIKELY TO FOCUS ON SPECIFIC PROFESSIONS THAT ARE LESS WELL COMPENSATED, she said.” (emphasis mine). See Katherine’s excellent comment below for more context.

            Keep trying, though…at least for entertainment value…

          • Anonymous

            Sweetheart, a specific question was asked and you replied directly to that question with answers. We can tell you weren’t talking about the article in general because you replied to the question and framed your answer in the manner that question was asked. Your answers were lies and now you’re trying to weasel your way out of being accountable for your actions. So much for personal responsibility. 

          • Anonymous

            You really want to keep pushing?

            Here’s a small samping from the whitehouse.gov – Female Assistant Directors paid $15K less than a male Assistant Director and a female Deputy Director paid $5K less than a male Deputy Director.  Who’s the liar?

            http://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/disclosures/annual-records/2012

            Ford, Harrison A.Employee$65,000.00 Per AnnumASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGYGardaphe, Frederico C.Employee$75,000.00 Per AnnumDEPUTY DIRECTORKelly, Allison K.Employee$50,000.00 Per AnnumASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR VETTINGPage, Darienne M.Employee$50,000.00 Per AnnumASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC ENGAGEMENTPlatkin, Alexandra R.Employee$70,000.00 Per AnnumDEPUTY DIRECTOR

          • Anonymous

            That doesn’t mean they’re the same position, with the same amount of experience, same amount of education, same amount of time in the position. 

            You don’t know what you’re talking about and it’s pathetic you can’t admit it.

    • Xerxies

      Still the same liberal cover story… I see no specific employer mentioned here that is paying female employee’s less than their otherwise equally qualified and educated male counterparts… Just people basically saying; “It’s true, I would not lie to you”… Guess what, this lie is so transparent that the only people they can psuedo convince is the people already in on the lie… I’ve had my fill of lies! There are enough real, valid issues we can all devote our attention to. We DO NOT need to make things up…

  • Anonymous

    And that’s if she can even get hired in her first year out of college…  sadly.

  • Anonymous

    Im not doubting the numbers. These women coming out of college may make less, They are starting on the lower part of a totem pole on a higher hill How long does it take a man to get to the 50k range with just a HS education? Sadly  in this State probably never

  • Anonymous

    And, it stay that way throughout their lifetime. 

  • Anonymous

    There are far far more problems about, the pay for women, is more, is less, is a side tracking tactic, to hide, the far more of a problem, the fact being, ladies and gents, that soon, no matter what you earn, ya will not be able to make it on that money. Owning a home, you better hope someone leaves you one, you will never earn enough to pay one off. Our economy presently, can evaporate money faster than any of us can make it.

  • Anonymous

    Except in government, where the quality of work performed seemingly has nothing to do with pay, employers pay an employee based on what they can generate for revenue. If men are paid more then it is likely because they are doing more work and generating more revenue for the business. Just because two people do the same job doesn’t mean they are producing the same output.

  • Anonymous

    Big corporate America fell in love with female labor during world war two. Our women came out of the house to pitch in to help win the war. The problem is that they did not go back home when the war was over. Women work cheaper, never complain about working conditions, never ask for a raise, and always show up on time. First we turned our women into work horses, now we are trying to turn them into warriors too. Pretty sad.

  • “part of the pay gap can be attributed to the fact that female graduates
    choose education and social work, even within business and technology,
    female students are probably more likely to focus on specific
    professions that are less well compensated…”

    A female physician will more likely be a family practitioner or a pediatrician, which are the lowest compensated fields in the medical profession, will likely work fewer hours to take care of her family, and take more time off for pregnancy and care giving of elderly parents. This is duplicated in law, business, and many other professions, so while a female is just as educated as her male counterpart, she will receive less pay, and the liberals can scream, “sex discrimination!”

  • Anonymous

    What do people that are left handed earn?  What is the percent of them in the workforce?
    Kool Aid on every corner these days…………

    • Anonymous

      Relevance?  Can’t digest stats not in yourlimited viewpoint?

  • Libtards! believe obama..that law he signed already existed..he just extended the time a lawsuit could be applied.go educate yourself a little better! no common sense

  • “Why is everyone supposed to be exactly the same nowadays?” I asked my friend. 

    “I’ve heard that the average woman does not earn as much as her average male counterpart, so all kinds of legislation is being passed to make women equal. But everyone knows that statistically speaking, short men do not make as much money as tall men. There was even a show on TV about it the other night. They’ve figured out exactly how many thousand dollars more a man makes a year for every extra inch he is in height. Women make less money than men because they are shorter than men — not because they’re women. But you don’t see short men crying for legislation that would get them the same pay as tall men.”

              My friend revealed that he’d been in the education business for years when he said, “They could cut a couple of inches out of the tall guys’ legs.”

    The humble Farmer

  • Conley Raye

    In the last 4 years, it has gotten a lot better.

  • Anonymous

    That this is still occurring is inexcusable. If it were safe in more workplaces to raise the issue, it might be eliminated. But the DOL and Human Right Commission need to step up to the plate too. If a man and woman are equally qualified and skilled and perform the same work, they should be paid equally.

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