Equal pay

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    Here in the UK we have a news item involving a female news journalist Carrie Gracie who has resigned from her job as a BBC overseas correspondent because her complaint about not being paid on par with her male colleagues doing the same work has gone unresolved. She was offered a substantial pay increase but this still left her short of her male counterpart salaries. Just wondered what you guys thought of this? Do you have the same issues in the US?

    I would say that Carrie Gracie was extremely good at her job and it’s a real shame she has decided to leave the post.


    But she went back to work in the same newsroom. So what good did quitting her job do her?


    That has confused me as well!



    I think she has returned from China and taken a post in the newsroom. I  know it’s a bit of a cop out but I can see that there is a real principle here that needs addressing.


    I suppose it didn’t do much good if she quit her job just to return to the same newsroom. But I do see your point. I do think it is unfair that women are paid less in the workplace: men do seem to rake it in. But women have always been seen in a different light to men. It isn’t fair and it isn’t right, but it is true. However, working women are moving on up and I believe one day there will be equal pay. We just have to keep pushing and pressurizing men in general. Equal pay and equal rights are, obviously, very important.

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