I have noticed that women are singled out in that they cost more to provide healthcare to by employers. For all new business being set up in Texas, it is very prominently displayed that hiring women is impacts the bottom line negatively. So when one plans the workforce, there is a savings there to hire men. The difference is significant to pay premiums. Also it is prominently displayed how much more it costs to hire those over 50 whether men or women.
THERE IS NO WAY WOMEN ARE EQAL TO MEN IN THE WORK PLACE AND THEY SHOULD JUST GET USED TO IT AND QUIT TRYING TO CLAIM THEY ARE. THEY CAN'T MAKE DECISIONS MEN MAKE. THEY CAN'T ACT IN A CRISIS THEY JUST AREN'T WITH IT. !!!! IF YOU ASK A WOMEN TO TAKE OVER ATASK YOU HAVE TO DO IT YOURSELF. I HAVE BEEN IN TOO MANY SITUATIONS AS A SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF AN INTORNATIONAL CO. WHERE YOU TRY TO TURN AJOB TO A WOMEN AND GOD KNOWS I HAVE TRYED AND 9 TIMES OUT OF TEN IT GETS SCREWED UP.THEY CANNOT BE RELIED UPON. MALES JUST OUT DO FEMALES 95% OF THE TIME. SO HELP ME I HAVE TRYED TO HELP WOMEN ALONG IN THERE GROWTH BUT IT DOES NOT WORK. IFIND THAT MY OTHER MALE COUNTERPARTS HAVE THE SAME PROBLEMS. I AM THE FATHER OF TWO DAUGHTERS WHO ARE GOING TO BE OUT IN THE CORPORATE FIELD SOON AND I SIT WITH THEM TO COUNSEL THEM ON HOW TO AVOID THE PITFALLS OF THE WORKING WOMEN HAVE TODAY. WOMEN TODAY JUST BELIEVE THAT COMPANIES OWE THEM SOMETHING. THEY ARE LOOKING FOR SOME WAY THEY CAN SUE SOMEONE FOR THEIR OWN PITIFUL SHORTCOMINGS. THEY DO NOT UNDERSTAND HOW TO EARN THERE WAY AND LEARN THEY WANT IT TODAT.
Well..Artard..or would that be "retard"? Sounds like you have a pain all your own and that seems to be your LIFE. Seems you have got a wifey/girlfriend or other half that you are tired of taking care of. You are not replying to me..you are bitching about your current state of arrangements with someone who sounds like she has hit the jackpot..abeit it be through your wallet..hehe! Does she work outside the home or does she take care of all that responsibility which ALLOWS you to work 65 hrs per week? If you were a single parent, you could not work that many hours as YOU would have to take time off to take care of "home" matters. Seems that she puts in just as many hours as you do..just a different format. And, it also seems like she has no problem of taking her "personal" time away from you and the kids..it is her reward for evidently putting up with a REAL moron like you that evidently dislikes having to spend time with his own offspring. (See..you CAN give birth though your penis) And I certainly agree that women in the workplace can be all of the qualities you state above (I have worked in corporate offices for over 30 yrs) I can also list several aspects of mens actions and attitudes that either meet or exceed all you have listed. No one is perfect, male or female, but since the ariticle was about equal pay for equal work, you will babysit tonite while she gets her hair and nails done (dont want a dog going to the course/clubhouse with you, right) and when she is finished..you can have your circle jerk time with the other dicks! And while she is gone, get your highly educated ass in the kitchen or bathroom and see if you can figure out how to use the stove or toliet brush without a spreadsheet (usually created by the Admin Asst) And, please, stay outta her way or she may wipe the floor with your ass in the divorce..especially with a copy of your true feelings that are now posted on the internet. Who's the moron now??
Honestly, from my experience, I would have to say that the article and many here bring up valid points. In my workplace, women seem to have a very tough time fitting in to the social structure of the workplace, and we all work in retail. As everyone knows, what you know can get you in the door, but who you know will show you the stairs to the top. Female managers in my workplace typically don't earn the same respect as the males as many workplaces also have equal opportunity restrictions that require a certain number of managers of a certain type. While this is done to promote equality, it also inherrently makes people wonder why they got a position. If you can prove it, there are those who have. But those who don't have the social skills will always have the label...
YOU GUYS ARE GREAT SO DONT THINK THESE WOMEN SPEAK FOR THE MAJORITY OF US!
lAURA YOU ARE WRONG!!
Laura, you say the following "Yes and the reason women are more disproportionately in low paying jobs is the good old boy network or just plain gender discrimination." Then you go on to say, "Ironically, more women graduate with Bachelor degrees or higher. No matter how you try to slice it. America is by far one of the more sexist of developed nations." IT IS AMAZING HOW WOMEN LIKE YOU LIE ALL THE TIME, WHICH IS THE FEMINIST AGENDA TO DESTROY THIS NATION. WOMEN ARE NOT BEING DISCRIMINATED IN THE WORK PLACE AS YOU CLAIM. I'M AN HUMAN RESOURCES PROFESSIONAL AND I AM SO TIRED OF WOMEN LIKE YOU HOLDING COMPANIES RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR INABILITY TO WORK WITH OTHERS AND USING THE GOVERNMENT TO DO YOUR DIRTY WORK. YES, YOU ARE RIGHT WOMAN DO HOLD BACHELORS AND OTHER HIGHER LEVEL OF EDUCATION THESE DAYS. AND HERE, BY YOUR OWN ADDMISSION, IS TRUTH ABOUT THE PROPAGANDA AND LIES THAT WOMEN LIKE YOU ARE SPREADING TO POSION THIS NATION..THE FEMINIST, LIKE YOURSELF, TODAY AND IN THE PAST 30 YEARS HAVE SAID THAT WOMEN WERE DISCRIMINATED IN THE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM, WHICH IS ANOTHER LIE AND YOU EVEN ADDMITTED TO THAT FACT. AND ISN'T IT INTERESTED HOW SPECIAL PROGRAMS (TAKE YOUR DAUGHTER TO WORK DAY AND FEMALE ONLY CLASSES IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS ETC) JUST FOR GIRLS AND SPECIAL GRANTS AND LOW INTEREST LOANS TO UNFAIRLY GIVE GIRLS ADVANTAGES OVER MALES. ANOTHER THING TO NOTE IS THE FACT THAT JUST B/C YOU HAVE A DEGREEE DOESN'T MEAN YOU WILL BE A PRODUCTIVE WORKER. WOMEN ARE GOING TO COLLEGE IN LARGE NUMBERS BECAUSE THE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM IS BEING RUN IN THIS NATION MAINLY BY WOMEN THAT HAVE AN AGENDA TO HURT THE BOYS TO PROMOTE THE GIRLS. MOST BOYS HAVE NO ROLE MODELS B/C MOST SCHOOL TEACHER ARE FEMALE AND WITH DIVORCE AND UNWED MOTHERS CHOOSING TO GET PREGNANT TO TAKE THE DAD OUT THE PICTURE IS DESTROY THE BOYS OF THIS NATION AND THE FUTURE MEN. I HOPE YOU ARE HAPPY B/C WHEN THIS NATION ENDS UP BEING ATACKED/AT WAR ON THIS SOIL B/C WOMEN LIKE YOU WITH SOCIALIST IDEALS HAVE PULLED THEIR ROOFS DOWN ON THEIR FAMILIES, YOU WILL BE WISHING YOU HAD MEN TO BE THERE FOR YOU. WHAT COMES AROUND GOES AROUND. YOU MAY THINK YOUR LIES ARE GIVING YOU AN EDGE BUT YOU WILL FIND THAT THERE WILL COME A DAY OF JUDGMENT! AS WOMAN, I LOVE MY HUSBAND AND SONS AND THE MAJORITY OF MEN ARE WONDERFUL AND THANK GOD FOR EACH AND EVERY ONE OF THEM!!!
Working MomI did volunteer. 1983. How about you? Im not interested in your Niece!
Sorry for the typos........"afford"..and any others I didn't catch. I'm about due for a new keyboard.......=0