One Woman Discovers The Wage Gap

One Woman Discovers The Wage Gap
One Woman Discovers The Wage Gap
Published on 10/20/2017
One Woman Discovers The Wage Gap


Cue the male comments about how the wage gap "doesn't exist" because they've "never seen it" in their jobs. Okay. Statistics don't lie. Anecdotes are not evidence. And I doubt you asked all your female counterparts what they make and took an average to compare to the men. Give me a break.
The sad part is when the HR and management are females and do nothing to fix the issue.
This is stupid.
Please tell me where there are "wage gaps" between men and women? Where? I've worked all over the world and have never seen this actually happen now days.
The wage gap is not like it is portrayed in here. Its a national average, they don't count the women who choose to be a stay at home mom, full time volunteers, more women than men. Which adds up to about 22% of the female population... thats what they don't include in these researches.
So I actually took a graduate course in research and studied the gendered wage gap and the two main things is that 1) the equal pay act needs to be revised because it has loopholes and 2) the wage gap exists because of capitalism, businesses as a whole want to pay everyone less and paying women less is more common because women will tend to think they don't deserve a raise, won't ask for a raise, as if they do ask for a raise they are more likely to suffer repercussions of their boss "putting them in their place". Also human resource training makes everyone follow guidelines of how employee should act and by raising questions you are considered a "bad employee". But it is also good to consider the jobs, you can't compare the salary of an underwater welder to a secretary because there are factors of how the business sees you as an asset of the company, an welder who has to spend more time away from family and has a more hazardous work environment will of course get paid more. There are so many factor you have to look at and it goes a lot deeper when you research it. A lot of it was because of women's choices in the kinds of career fields they choose because there are other things they want to focus on such as family and free time. But see that where the women studies comes in. Should you pay differently because of those reasons? Are there really make and female oriented benefits that lead them to or away from a job? Capitalism.
It hasn't existed since the 60's. Grow the fuck up. There is no wage gap.
Dammit BuzzFeed. Bring back the Weird Things Couple.
Actually only white women make 78% of what a man makes. If your Hispanic of black it's around the 60 percentile.
In modern 2015 America, I do not see wage gap between genders. All the stats that people throw around about women making only part of every male's dollar never includes so many variables/factors such as the number of hours worked, skill-level, position, industry, experience, etc etc etc
Omg this is amazing
This is why HR never wants wages discussed. You can get fired for sharing that information. This is why.
If employers could really honestly get away with paying women 22% less than men don't you think that the employers would just get rid of all the male workers and save money? The wage gap isn't a thing
And then she got fired , replaced by a man 😄👍
Its satire if u aren't smart enough like the dude in the replies ، "iq" he said.😀😄
This is bullshit. I've met many a feminist, many of whom work at Starbucks or somewhere, and asked them if their pay was less than their male counterpart's. No, they do not make less than their male counterpart. But after admitting this, they get so angry: "Yeah, but a woman CEO makes only $39 million per year versus her male counterpart who makes $50 million per year!" Does anyone see the flaw in this?? They are resorting to the 1% to emphasize the wage gap, yet they cannot dish-out their own experience! I've asked my mother, who works in a hospital, if she thought there was a wage gap, and she said she has seen none. Now, I know a wage gap may exist in other places or with other jobs, but I have yet to meet a single person who can prove to me or show me that she is making less money than her male counterpart. They always have to give an example of another person. You want to know what unfair is? The fact that a MAJORITY of elementary school teachers in the US are women. Where are the men?? I'm sure men have applied for the job, but they lost-out to woman after woman. Why isn't society complaining about that?? And I hope no one gets any smart ideas from this video, because acting like that will get you fired on the spot. In this economy, there are more people and less jobs. Your position will gladly be filled by someone who's willing to work harder and appreciate the income more than you!
Men make the most
Right below them are white women
Then black women
And Hispanics.
Carry on with your feminist bashing. This is not only a gender issue but also a race issue. To deny our country is still racist is quite ignorant.
Whoa whoa whoa. The wage gap does NOT exist. Look it up. Women tend to have lower paying jobs while men tend to take higher paying jobs. It's not sexism, it's womens choice in jobs.
What women need to know is that they have the right to ask for a raise if they believe they deserve it. And if said raise was not granted, they also have the right to LEAVE their low-paying job and SEARCH for a higher paying job.
My old job had an age gap. Went straight to the division of labor and the bank that same day 😁
Its sad but true... I got hired/promoted as a manger at the same exact time as another male manager and he was getting paid more than me. and keep in mind I had been at the company for a longer period of time with more experience when he just got hired
Wow that dudes take home is only $1,200? Lol
Sad fact is the men that will comment 'it isn't a problem' don't think about the fact that these women are their wives, daughters, sisters and mothers. This is a real issue and it affects all of 'us' men and women. When a woman is underpaid and contributes financially to a home along with a partner/spouse it means their entire household is being affected. So gentlemen think before you speak.
My grandfather smoked his whole life. I was about 10 years old when my mother said to him, "If you ever want to see your grandchildren graduate, you must stop immediately.". Tears welled up in his eyes when he realized what exactly was at stake. He gave it up immediately. Three years later he died of lung cancer. It was really sad and destroyed me. My mother said to me- "Don't ever smoke. Please don't put your family through what your grandfather put us through." I agreed. At age 18, I have never touched a cigarette. I must say, I feel a very light sense of regret for never having done it, because your post gave me cancer anyways.
A big part of it is that women need to ask for the raises, and typically they don't when men do, I don't agree with the wage gap but it exists because companies take advantage over modest people, if you want to get paid, you have to be bold
If only I could do this without losing my job...
This video is ridiculously offensive to women. The difference in median wages between all American men and all American women has a myriad of causes to be addressed, and this video conflates them all with pure wage discrimination which is illegal, and completely ignores other causes like profession, eduction, experience, and field. Buzzfeed should be ashamed for their war against woman and publishing such a degrading, ignorant, and sexist video.
Also, glad they address the even bigger gap that exists between women of color and men.
The only problem is that no one discusses wages, so how are we to know? I have always wondered if my male counterparts make the same as me. But how do we ever find out
Oh the horrible reality 😔😔😔
LMAOO, she's killin it!
I think Buzzfeed posts stuff like this to see arguments.
The truth is: wage gap is not real. As another girl mentioned in the comments: if women were being paid to work for LESS than men, WHY would companies hire men, when they could easily pay the women less and get away with it. Would make sense, right? Obviously that's not the case!
So many factors are left out: 1. Education level 2. Position/Company/Type of job. 3. Do you put in enough effort, etc. The list goes on and on.
Men we majority see working as firefighters, miners, sewage cleaners, plumbers, construction -- doing all the nasty, tough, labouring jobs while a majority of women choose to work as commonly: social workers, psychologists, caregivers, childcare, etc. (Men and women can work both sets of jobs! Not saying they don't!)
Can you see why some of those JOBS get paid higher than the others? So many factors go in to play, people, determining how much each and every PERSON gets paid.
Why would companies hire men at all if they could just save money and pay women less?
in Egypt we take the same wages as men
Because its on buzzfeed it must be true. 😂😂 because theres totally not a law that makes men and women get paid the same IF they work the same amount of hours and depends on their job title.
Lol if only we could do that without losing our jobs
I have never experienced that. In my working days I made more and bypassed many men. Maybe she should stop taking time off for cramps huh
FACTS: No matter how many times this wage gap claim is decisively refuted by economists, it always comes back. The bottom line: the 23-cent gender pay gap is simply the difference between the average earnings of all men and women working full-time. It does not account for differences in occupations, positions, education, job tenure or hours worked per week. When such relevant factors are considered, the wage gap narrows to the point of vanishing.
.......I got a check in the mail... so did every woman at my company.... good ol class action lawsuit against the wage gap that apparently doesn't exist to some ppl.
If it's not where u work than cool. But saying it doesn't exist when so many people have personal experience dealing with it is absolutely ignorant.
Not everyone deals with the same things..smh. how self-centered of some ppl to think that just because it doesn't happen to u it doesn't happen anywhere. That's like saying snow is a myth just because u live in Hawaii or something.
What they don't take into consideration is women are more likely to take time off for having/raising children. Are more likely to take sick days, due to sick children. Are more likely to leave early, because of family obligations. On and on. It has been proven time and again, that if you consider all the factors, the "wage gap" is actually only about $.5.
Also, if compainies are really paying women, so much less, then why aren't companies hiring mostly women? I mean after all that would be good business sense, because then the business would actually be able to keep more money. I am not saying this NEVER happens, but over all it is rare.
Complains about the wages.. Still applies for the job and works there.
The wage gap exists but only because men work more hours than women on average.
I didn't really "believe" this per say until my coworker was getting paid less than two guys at my job who didn't do anything and in the end got fired when she had 1. Been working longer there and 2. Is a good worker and has the achievements like employee of the month to prove it smh Noelle Grannum
Buzzfeed always spreading propaganda. It's just like when Hitler would release propaganda films to show that the concentration camps were great places.
The moment you realize he has been working there 3 years longer than her and his higher pay comes from all the raises hes gotten being a responsible and loyal worker.
(myself included)
Peter you're missing the point if you think that removing 'explainable factors' such as position and industry and hours worked show that the gender wage gap is actually <5%, because your narrative leaves no room for gender bias in those factors in the first place. Perceptions of aptitude and performance that favour men can sway the types of things young women are encouraged to study and in turn what sort of career they pursue, as well as how they are hired and promoted through organisations. Most women are heterosexual so the willingness of male partners to be involved in child-rearing and other non-salaried activity has a direct impact on the gender distribution of part-time work.
This happened to me in my first job after college. A man that was hired with me and on the same day was earning quite a bit more than I was. I raised hell and got a raise but still missed out on a lot of pay prior to that. Infuriating.

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