Why in the world would a company pay a woman who is in the same position in the company, less than a man? If they really pay women less than men why don’t companies have a lot more women working than men so they could make more of a profit. It makes no sense.
Liberals are completely spinning the data to support their argument about pay gaps. For example, they use data from a company and divide payroll by the number of men and the number of women to get their averages. When they do this they show that women make less than men (around 23% less), but their calculations aren’t statistically viable because they leave out a crucial factor and that is the types of jobs filled by the men and women in their research. In other words, most administrative positions (i.e. clerical, customer service, etc.), are filled by women so of course it would take the average payrolls down for them in a comparison to men.
The fact is women are currently doing better than men and they deserve it because as a percentage their high school and college graduation rates have become higher than men. Women are becoming the majority of graduates in high paying occupations such as engineering, law, medical, etc. The formula that liberals are using to convince everyone that women are being taken advantage of will soon backfire on them.
Having owned a company and had hundreds of clients including Dole, Kraft, McCormick, Proctor & Gamble, Scott’s Lawn Care, etc., I’m going to let you in on a little secret - there’s no conspiracy in corporate America to take advantage of women. Companies want to make money and believe me most certainly don’t care about your gender, race, or sexual orientation as long as you can help them accomplish their goals.
If there really was a problem with men being paid more than women what could be done about it? I’m not hearing solutions from liberals, just divisive rhetoric. Do they want to establish a government agency that audits companies to ensure they’re offering equal pay? There are around six million companies in the U.S. and around 114 million employees. How could this new agency possibly investigate these companies? They’d have to go through the records of every business and compare the salaries of all the people which would include understanding each employee’s qualifications for their job which affects his or her pay.
How long would this take for the Federal Government to audit every company and how could they possibly keep up with turnover because most companies’ payrolls are in a state of flux? I hope you find this all to be completely absurd. Have you heard any of these women who bring up pay gaps explain how they’d fix it?
There’s a great parable in the Bible about a man who needed his crops harvested so he hired some laborers. A few hours later he realized they weren’t making enough progress so he hired some additional workers. A few hours after this he realized he needed more laborers. At the end of the day the workers went up to the owner to receive their pay and he paid everyone the same which made the workers who worked longer angry and they complained to the owner about it. He told them that they were the ones looking for work and he offered it to them and they agreed to their pay so why were they angry about the arrangements he made with the other workers?
Of course the message from this parable is that if we accept a job with a company we shouldn’t complain about what they’re paying everyone else; that’s between the company and the other employees. If someone wants more money than what an employer is willing to pay then she shouldn’t accept the job but she certainly shouldn’t demonize the company for her pay if she does accept it.
In my opinion the Women’s Rights Movement is completely wrong about this issue. I actually don’t understand why they think they’re oppressed. In no way did I think gender had any affect in my company or in the hundreds of companies we worked with. Several women were executives in our company and one was a co-owner.
Just like with African Americans, women were held back but this was decades ago, the playing field is now relatively level. There are certainly isolated cases but oppression of both African Americans and women isn’t systemic even though many claim it to be. The problem with it is that the people making these claims are dividing our country which only serves to hurt us all.