Skip to comments.Mika Brzezinski reveals she almost quit over gender pay gap (Daily Mail.U.K.)
Posted on 05/08/2011 5:59:14 AM PDT by SanFranDan
'I found out I was the lowest paid at the table': Morning Joe's Mika Brzezinski reveals she almost quit over gender pay gap
Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski has revealed she almost quit the show after just a year because she was earning far less than her male colleagues.
The 44-year-old said she discovered she took home 14 times less than co-host Joe Scarborough - so little she struggled to make ends meet.
Ms Brzezinski makes the revelations in her new book, 'Knowing Your Value', in which she discusses how women can negotiate the salary they're worth.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
She said: ‘I realised instead of blaming it on MSNBC, it was me, that I didn’t understand my value, and this was a common problem I’d had throughout my career... feeling like I was at the bottom of the barrel inside because of the deal I had cut for myself.’
They pay people for that?
She’s always got Daddy to help out. F%$kin Elitist’
Maybe she needed a better agent? Maybe they decided to pay her at the level most social workers make? Who knows. Now a question, if she quit, would anyone have cared or noticed?
She seems to rule out her lack of grey matter.....
She should be paid by the DNC.
In an interview earlier this year, she told Marie Claire: 'My salary situation at Morning Joe wasn't right.
'I made five attempts to fix it, then realized I'd made the same mistake every time: I apologised for asking.'
What an idiot. She didn't have an agent to do the talking?
Her husband is making some decent money
Those gynophobic monsters made her scrape by on a mere $15 million.
The gender pay gap or the gap between your ears?
Who knew who she was before the show?
Who cares now?
She was still overpaid. She was only there for blonde hair and high cheekbones.
God Bless Our Troops
She believes the Marxist myth of:
"to each according to their need and
from each according to their ability"
Worthless x 14 = 0
Sometimes I am ashamed to be a woman, and this is one of those times. Why do femnists think that, merely because they are women, they are worth as much or more than their male counterparts?
Given that this chippy was fired from her last news job, she was probably being paid commensurate with her experience.
Those of you bashing her should stop to consider something; she’s not whining that “it’s not fair.” She seems to be taking responsibility for her situation. She’s not screeching for laws to equalize the pay. Good for her.
And a great rack!
My thoughts exactly. I don’t know what she makes, but I think she’s above average for mentally retarded folks. (no offense to other mentally retarded folks intended).
Seems she is pretty well compensated for mostly sitting around in slack-jawed, bovine stupidity, occasionally interjecting nonsequiters into conversations she doesn’t understand and spouting DNC talking points that she imagines she thought up on her own.
That may be the best description of Mika that I’ve ever seen!!
Many would rather have an “all guy show” like the Huntley/Brinkly Report than the feather-headed tripe than the affirmative action staffed “entertainment” that gets presented today to appeal to the ladies.
Even at her starting salary, she was overpaid.
WOW!!! So if he made $1,000,000, then she made NEGATIVE $13,000,000. That is HORRIBLE!
Many would rather have an all guy show like the Huntley/Brinkly Report than the feather-headed tripe than the affirmative action staffed entertainment that gets presented today to appeal to the ladies.
Hey, that infotainment junk does not appeal to me, and I am a lady. I’d much rather listen to men on the air anyway, as most women on TV have annoying voices.
Do it, Mika. Quit. You know you want to.
Well, you do get what you pay for. And in Mika’s case, that isn’t a whole hell of a lot.
What these people never stop to consider is: are they really worth whatever they’re paying them? I never watch Morning Joe, so other people on this forum will have to tell me if Mika’s worth whatever she’s making or more.
Yep...piss on her.
What exactly is her “value”?
What does she contribute?
“Seems she is pretty well compensated for mostly sitting around in slack-jawed, bovine stupidity, occasionally interjecting nonsequiters into conversations she doesnt understand and spouting DNC talking points that she imagines she thought up on her own.”
My thoughts exactly. Every time I have seen her, I have wondered what her actual role is on the show. She has a perpetual discontented look on her face and as far as I can see, adds nothing to the conversation.
And spouting DNC talking points (that she read directly off her Blackberry) and imagines she thought them up on her own.
1) Don't men have to pay for childcare too?
2)Men don't dress on air?
2)If she didn't trowel on her makeup like a Vegas showgirl doing the 1AM show she could cut that makeup bill by at least half.
3)Men don't travel?
Yeah, you’ve got that right . . . it’s a barren wasteland between her ears.
I bargained with Life for a penny,
And Life would pay no more,
However I begged at evening
When I counted my scanty store.
For Life is a just employer,
He gives you what you ask,
But once you have set the wages,
Why, you must bear the task.
I worked for a menials hire,
Only to learn, dismayed,
That any wage I had asked of Life,
Life would have willingly paid.
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I’ve only seen her a couple of times. When I went on vacation with relatives, they watch MSNBC in the morning so I was exposed to it then. They pointed out who she was, as if being someone’s daughter makes one automatically impressive.
After watching for ten minutes I asked “Does she ever say anything?” All I saw her do was sit in the middle of the group, and. as everyone else participated in the discussion she would look at them and make weird facial expressions. She didn’t belong there at all. Way out of her league.
Interesting. So Mr. Mika is a real piece of work too!
That's Mika, all right. A complete ditz.
Did she ever stop to think it might be a ‘talent’ pay gap?
I mean, having little to none she should be happy they pay her at all.