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Mika Brzezinski reveals she almost quit over gender pay gap (Daily Mail.U.K.)
Daily Mail. U.K. ^ | 5/8/11 | Daily Mail Reporter

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 ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: mikabrzezinski

1 posted on 05/08/2011 5:59:19 AM PDT by SanFranDan
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To: SanFranDan

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.’


2 posted on 05/08/2011 6:00:34 AM PDT by SanFranDan
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To: SanFranDan

They pay people for that?


3 posted on 05/08/2011 6:00:34 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: SanFranDan

She’s always got Daddy to help out. F%$kin Elitist’


4 posted on 05/08/2011 6:02:07 AM PDT by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: SanFranDan

Demon seed


5 posted on 05/08/2011 6:02:51 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: SanFranDan

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?


6 posted on 05/08/2011 6:03:24 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: SanFranDan

She seems to rule out her lack of grey matter.....


7 posted on 05/08/2011 6:03:33 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: SanFranDan
As I recall Mika was just a news reader the first year. No one knew who she was while Joe was an Ex-Congressman.
8 posted on 05/08/2011 6:04:43 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Ladies and Gentlemen the _resident of the untied States!!)
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To: SanFranDan

She should be paid by the DNC.


9 posted on 05/08/2011 6:07:03 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (Shut up and eat your Beans!)
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To: SanFranDan
Mika is a total dunce. All she does is provide some female balance, some female color and some beauty. You can't have an all guy show. No one will tune in

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

10 posted on 05/08/2011 6:09:13 AM PDT by dennisw (NZT - "works better if you're already smart")
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To: SanFranDan

Those gynophobic monsters made her scrape by on a mere $15 million.


11 posted on 05/08/2011 6:10:05 AM PDT by Gritty-Kitty
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To: SanFranDan
Which is larger Mika?

The gender pay gap or the gap between your ears?

12 posted on 05/08/2011 6:10:26 AM PDT by N. Theknow (The MSM is to 0bama what the Broom-n-Scoop Detail is to a circus parade.)
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To: SanFranDan

Who knew who she was before the show?

Who cares now?


13 posted on 05/08/2011 6:11:29 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: SanFranDan

She was still overpaid. She was only there for blonde hair and high cheekbones.

God Bless Our Troops


15 posted on 05/08/2011 6:12:22 AM PDT by bray (What do you think of waterboarding now, Obama?)
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To: SanFranDan
She believes the Marxist myth of:

"to each according to their need and
from each according to their ability"


16 posted on 05/08/2011 6:14:25 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: SanFranDan

Worthless x 14 = 0


17 posted on 05/08/2011 6:14:49 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 ....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: SanFranDan

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.


18 posted on 05/08/2011 6:23:13 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: SanFranDan

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.


19 posted on 05/08/2011 6:28:49 AM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: bray
She was only there for blonde hair and high cheekbones.

And a great rack!

20 posted on 05/08/2011 6:33:37 AM PDT by JohnG45
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To: ErnBatavia

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).


21 posted on 05/08/2011 6:34:46 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (American Thinker Columnist / Rush ghost contributor)
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To: SanFranDan

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.


22 posted on 05/08/2011 6:41:40 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Napolean fries the idea powder.)
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To: Paine in the Neck

That may be the best description of Mika that I’ve ever seen!!


23 posted on 05/08/2011 6:45:34 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (American Thinker Columnist / Rush ghost contributor)
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To: dennisw

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.


24 posted on 05/08/2011 6:47:17 AM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: SanFranDan
in which she discusses how women can negotiate the salary they're worth.

Even at her starting salary, she was overpaid.

Cheers!

25 posted on 05/08/2011 6:50:47 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: SanFranDan
She looks like an odd hybrid of Paris (sex-tape) Hilton (cheekbones, eyes), Suze (carpet-muncher) Orman (cold, haughty), and Ellen ("dyke") Degeneres (hair).

Cheers!

26 posted on 05/08/2011 6:54:07 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: SanFranDan
14 times less than co-host Joe Scarborough

WOW!!! So if he made $1,000,000, then she made NEGATIVE $13,000,000. That is HORRIBLE!

27 posted on 05/08/2011 6:56:38 AM PDT by Onelifetogive (I tweet, too...)
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To: achilles2000

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.


28 posted on 05/08/2011 7:00:47 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin in 2012)
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To: SanFranDan

Do it, Mika. Quit. You know you want to.


29 posted on 05/08/2011 7:02:30 AM PDT by sauropod (The truth shall make you free but first it will make you miserable.)
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To: SanFranDan

Well, you do get what you pay for. And in Mika’s case, that isn’t a whole hell of a lot.


30 posted on 05/08/2011 7:05:08 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("It's hard to take the president seriously." - Jim DeMint)
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To: SanFranDan

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.


31 posted on 05/08/2011 7:12:39 AM PDT by driftless2 (For long-term happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: wolfcreek

Yep...piss on her.


32 posted on 05/08/2011 7:17:18 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: SanFranDan

What exactly is her “value”?
What does she contribute?


33 posted on 05/08/2011 7:51:50 AM PDT by Rytas
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To: driftless2
She can be easily replaced by that cow, we see in cars, nodding their head as car moves.
34 posted on 05/08/2011 7:52:11 AM PDT by Leo Carpathian (fffffFRrrreeeeepppeeee-ssed!)
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To: SanFranDan
"...how women can negotiate the salary they're worth.

Apparently extortion is one of the recommended techniques.
35 posted on 05/08/2011 7:52:43 AM PDT by indthkr
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To: Paine in the Neck

“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.”

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.


36 posted on 05/08/2011 8:00:47 AM PDT by wayoverthehill
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To: Paine in the Neck
... and spouting DNC talking points that she imagines she thought up on her own.

And spouting DNC talking points (that she read directly off her Blackberry) and imagines she thought them up on her own.

37 posted on 05/08/2011 8:05:49 AM PDT by JohnG45
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To: SanFranDan
After child care, on-air wardrobe, makeup, travel, and the other ridiculous expenses that women in this business end up taking on, the job was actually costing me more than I was being paid.'

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?

38 posted on 05/08/2011 8:21:36 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: ErnBatavia

Yeah, you’ve got that right . . . it’s a barren wasteland between her ears.


39 posted on 05/08/2011 8:29:25 AM PDT by Sudetenland (TSA - Theatrical Security Affectation)
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To: SanFranDan

My Wage

“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 menial’s hire,
Only to learn, dismayed,
That any wage I had asked of Life,
Life would have willingly paid.”


40 posted on 05/08/2011 8:41:23 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: dennisw

Her husband...

Hoffer’s undercover investigations have led to stricter requirements at New York state gun shows


41 posted on 05/08/2011 8:46:40 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: wayoverthehill

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.


42 posted on 05/08/2011 10:02:20 AM PDT by RedWhiteBlue
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To: kcvl

Interesting. So Mr. Mika is a real piece of work too!


43 posted on 05/08/2011 10:29:58 AM PDT by dennisw (NZT - "works better if you're already smart")
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To: RedWhiteBlue
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.

That's Mika, all right. A complete ditz.

44 posted on 05/08/2011 10:09:41 PM PDT by truthkeeper ( Life is a pre-existing condition - Rush Limbaugh)
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To: SanFranDan

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.


45 posted on 05/10/2011 7:33:58 AM PDT by Mr. K (this administration is WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY~!! [Palin/Bachman 2012])
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