Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Wage Gap Shenanigans

Recently,  this article on the "Wage Gap" came up in my Facebook feed. I read it, and had a few takes on it. So here goes, by category... by category of my take on it, that is!

We all know "Wage Gap" is a myth. It has been debunked over and over, by reputable outlets,  including Forbes -
The official Bureau of Labor Department statistics show that the median earnings of full-time female workers is 77 percent of the median earnings of full-time male workers. But that is very different than “77 cents on the dollar for doing the same work as men."

Well, women in the workplace don't even do 77% of the work, so in my estimation, they are still being overpaid!

From the original article: "Ladies, you can officially not feel bad for those long lunches or that extra Facebook break."
You know, that really doesn't help your cause... pointing out that you actually don't do as much work as men.

Peanut Gallery
And my personal favorite, from the comments -
Women need a clock to calculate 79% of 8 hours for them (roughly 6 hours and 20 minutes by the way)? It couldn't possibly be the disparity in math skill that explains the wage gap, could it?

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