Clearly so much progress has been made since the days when women were not allowed to wear pants and Bessie Coleman stepped into the cockpit and made history. However, I wondered where we are today in our views on women and pay in the workplace. On Wednesday, my twitter Question Of The Day focused on that very subject. I have only listed responses from some of my followers and not my responses to them. I will add those later. Thank you everyone on Twitter and my blog for the comments and great feedback. Please feel free to post comments to this discussion.
10/22/09 CHICAGORADIO Twitter Question of The Day: Are women still facing a gender pay gap in the workplace?
Per @techwoman the pay exists – that’s just a fact. The q is why-sexism? Women not fighting for raises?
Per @JaeKeys Absolutely!!
Per @ThePUISSANT1I can honesty say that men & women aren’t treated = in any work environment. I find myself fighting daily 4 the position
Per @SoulPurposeOOC Not as much in the tech sector. If a job posts @ 175k that’s what it is 4 whomever gets the job. But there R fewer women vying
Per @SoulPurposeOOC Gr8 discussion! @CHICAGORADIO
Per @ treschic67 @chicagoradio If women as a whole were less Passive(more aggressive) the Gap would Not Be so Great. Hope I don’t offend anyone
Per @treschic67 last point…Successful Women like Oprah, Hilary Clinton, Michelle Obama, are NOT Passive
Per @Annielicious I can’t give an opinion on that, because I don’t live in that world. I will say the job of motherhood is priceless though.
Annielicious And also a husband @annieburltalk that keeps me very happy. He loves me, I love him and he makes the best Chocolate Martinis !
Per @ Annielicious Life just ended up that way & I wouldn’t change it. Through life’s bs that has been dished I have 2 beautiful kids in the process
SoulPurposeOOC Wmn R playing in a field designed by the “gd ole boy ntwrk” & must break thru to gt ahead. It’s against the grain
Per @ treschic67 I see no difference between male or female Attorneys. In fact, many female lawyers bill more hrs than male Lawyers
Per @ treschic67 At the same rates or Sometimes MORE.
treschic67 @chicagoradio I think in a less aggresive Field,Men make more than women (men are more aggressive than women) they ASK 4 more.
Per @Annielicious Most women don’t buy into old roles. We just want the job done right the first time lol
Per @ treschic67 @chicagoradio I’m an Attorney & women make up a large proportion of Attorneys at Larger Firms. Law is no longer male dominated
Per @Goodfellas773 Well cuz all of the old heads are still in power with there old ways, hell I don’t know lol??
Per @ SoulPurposeOOC Similarly, some wmn leave jobs altogether & start home biz for that same freedom of choice & time
Per @ SoulPurposeOOC Absolutely. Many wmn found that Quality of life was more impt & being hm 4 yr kids paramount
Per @treschic67 <It Depends on Your Profession
Per @Goodfellas773 YES! in middle America about the same but in Corp.America, its still a big gap smh
Per @SoulPurposeOOC Not as much in the tech sector. If a jb posts @ 175k that's what it is 4 whomever gets the job. But there R fewer wmn vying