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Workplace Salaries: At Last, Women on Top
Time magazine ^ | September 1, 2010 | Belinda Luscombe

Posted on 03/06/2012 1:04:01 AM PST by grundle

According to a new analysis of 2,000 communities by a market research company, in 147 out of 150 of the biggest cities in the U.S., the median full-time salaries of young women are 8% higher than those of the guys in their peer group. In two cities, Atlanta and Memphis, those women are making about 20% more. This squares with earlier research from Queens College, New York, that had suggested that this was happening in major metropolises. But the new study suggests that the gap is bigger than previously thought, with young women in New York City, Los Angeles and San Diego making 17%, 12% and 15% more than their male peers, respectively. And it also holds true even in reasonably small areas like the Raleigh-Durham region and Charlotte in North Carolina (both 14% more), and Jacksonville, Fla. (6%).

Here's the slightly deflating caveat: this reverse gender gap, as it's known, applies only to unmarried, childless women under 30 who live in cities.

(Excerpt) Read more at time.com ...


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1 posted on 03/06/2012 1:04:10 AM PST by grundle
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To: grundle

The gender gap was always the phoniest, most predictable political ploy only trotted out during election years to help democrats get votes. “we’re trying to help you, sweetie, get your just compensation, since you only make 70% as much as your male colleagues (never mind that adjusted for experience and education you make more like 98%). Why anyone ever votes democrat is mystery to me.


2 posted on 03/06/2012 1:31:55 AM PST by scottinoc
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To: grundle

Just another division of the American working class. Have to love how they are dividing us these days...geez!


3 posted on 03/06/2012 2:00:18 AM PST by Deagle
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To: scottinoc
I don't know about Atlanta, but Memphis is a small town. The two largest employers are the Baptist hospital system and FedEx. Fred Smith has always been an equal opportunity employer in the truest sense,
4 posted on 03/06/2012 2:01:44 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: grundle
Here's the slightly deflating caveat: this reverse gender gap, as it's known, applies only to unmarried, childless women under 30 who live in cities.

Then women wonder why there are no men qualified for marraige, and end up with boys that just want to take advantage of them.

5 posted on 03/06/2012 2:25:37 AM PST by D Rider
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To: D Rider

Women choose the men who take advantage of them and then whine about how they can’t find anyone worthwhile.

Especially after they’ve been down the garden path and had their fun, they expect the men who haven’t to look after them.

Hey ‘ladies’ - sorry to tell you this, and I know your mothers probably didn’t teach you either, it doesn’t work that way.


6 posted on 03/06/2012 2:30:09 AM PST by LeopoldvonRanke
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To: LeopoldvonRanke

True,

Also, men like to compete against men not women.


7 posted on 03/06/2012 2:39:35 AM PST by D Rider
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To: grundle

That’s nice.

Now the men can afford to stay at home, get pregnant, and have children.


8 posted on 03/06/2012 3:08:45 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: Coldwater Creek
I don't know about Atlanta, but Memphis is a small town. The two largest employers are the Baptist hospital system and FedEx. Fred Smith has always been an equal opportunity employer in the truest sense,

Actually, I just finished reviewing demographics for Shelby County as well as Memphis proper in anticipation for a possible business expansion. Fed-Ex is the largest employer, followed closely by Memphis Public Schools and the US Gov't, then Methodist Healthcare. Baptist Healthcare is the fifth largest employer.

I have an affinity for factual data.

9 posted on 03/06/2012 3:17:20 AM PST by RobertClark ("Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed")
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To: grundle

Young man, if you are interested in the “median full-time salary” or the women who strive for and celebrate them, you have already lost. Think different.


10 posted on 03/06/2012 3:28:09 AM PST by Theophilus (Not merely prolife, but prolific)
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To: D Rider

“Then women wonder why there are no men qualified for marraige, and end up with boys that just want to take advantage of them.”

The destruction of the breadwinner father figure led to the destruction of marriage & families (and I don’t think it was an accident). These overpaid women can raise those Japanes robot-babies, even take them to the birthday parties of the children of their more family-oriented friends (if they even have any).

The gender gap is a hoax; I work with women who are paid the same while working 75% of the hours of their male counterparts. Most of us have just stopped working the extra hours...


11 posted on 03/06/2012 3:28:42 AM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: Jack Hammer

“Now the men can afford to stay at home, get pregnant, and have children.”

They can’t afford to, but nobody’s hiring them anyway. Here in NJ they’ve shed a lot of the recent government hires due to budget constraints, and there were few white men among them. The tokens that held those jobs probably thought they were set for life, too...


12 posted on 03/06/2012 3:31:11 AM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: grundle

Oh goodie, THATS off the table. Maybe they can stfu now....


13 posted on 03/06/2012 3:31:58 AM PST by Adder (Da bro has GOT to go!)
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To: LeopoldvonRanke

“Women choose the men who take advantage of them and then whine about how they can’t find anyone worthwhile.”

To them, “worthwhile” means someone stupid enough to enter into a marriage contract with them, and those days are over. They’ve marginalized the men they seek, and don’t even see it (or they just won’t admit it).


14 posted on 03/06/2012 3:32:53 AM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: kearnyirish2

I have always liked the comment of one of the conservative economists who said that if women were paid only 70% of what men were paid, why would business hire men?


15 posted on 03/06/2012 3:32:59 AM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: LeopoldvonRanke

They only truly learn that lesson when it’s too late and spinsterhood is staring them in the face. Then they end up alone, and childless, with 14 cats who will one day end up eating them.

Happened to my ex who dumped me 8 years ago, she really went off the deep end when I became a father a couple years ago. Huzzah feminism!


16 posted on 03/06/2012 3:41:26 AM PST by Catholic Canadian
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To: reg45

That’s a great way to put it, and would also apply to minorities; large companies will always do what is best for the bottom line, and now they’ve been legally forced to take on a large number of ineffective tokens to stave off lawsuits. I’ve worked with some sharp women & minorities, but a much larger number of incompetent tokens. If you see an incompetent white guy, he’s somebody’s nephew or such; it is much more infrequent than the affirmative action junk that is just there for stats in the event of a lawsuit.


17 posted on 03/06/2012 3:42:58 AM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: kearnyirish2

Well, heck - they can at least get pregnant, can’t they!


18 posted on 03/06/2012 3:53:10 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: D Rider

Also, men like to compete against men not women.

That’s because women don’t fight fair.


19 posted on 03/06/2012 3:58:53 AM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: grundle

The truth comes out in the headline. Feminists never wanted equality, they wanted dominance.


20 posted on 03/06/2012 4:07:22 AM PST by bolobaby
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To: grundle

i thought it was about equality, not who’s on top...


21 posted on 03/06/2012 4:16:42 AM PST by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: grundle

Ask any left wing freak if, now that one of Holder’s people is president, whether the time for affirmative action is over, and the answer is invariably the same, “No, we’re not there YET.” Of course not.


22 posted on 03/06/2012 4:21:15 AM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: scottinoc

It used to be very legitimate and really substantial—women were expected to work outside the home only if they were unmarried and men were expected to “support a family” on their salary, so they regularly got paid quite a bit more for the same work.

For years, however, the substantial differences for the same background, experience and hours have only been in such as the rarified air of investment banking and a few other such pockets.

The 70% figures have been bogus for several decades now.


23 posted on 03/06/2012 4:21:57 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: RobertClark
Fed-Ex is the largest employer, followed closely by Memphis Public Schools and the US Gov't

If both #2 and #3 employers are the gubmint, that explains this unsurprising statistic. The gubmint is a preferential employer and over-payer of single moms. At the lowest level, where the bell curve is widest, most gubmint jobs function as a somewhat more demanding form of welfare.

24 posted on 03/06/2012 4:23:55 AM PST by SamuraiScot
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To: LeopoldvonRanke

Actually that’s very much how genetics have programmed women: look for the stud alpha to pass on his genes to the children, then the safe nester to help to raise the babies.

And you’re right, women tend to fight those conflicting urges in the modern world that doesn’t always reward them.


25 posted on 03/06/2012 4:33:41 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: grundle

I’ve always preferred my women on top.............


26 posted on 03/06/2012 4:34:09 AM PST by astounded (Barack Obama as POTUS is a clear and present danger to the USA)
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To: astounded

Is that because you can only screw up?


27 posted on 03/06/2012 4:43:53 AM PST by vwbug
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To: vwbug

This so unfair. What ever happen to equality? Shouldn’t someone or other be sued for discrimination? Women are so discriminatory. This is disgusting.


28 posted on 03/06/2012 4:51:15 AM PST by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: 9YearLurker; LeopoldvonRanke

Actually that’s very much how genetics have programmed women: look for the stud alpha to pass on his genes to the children, then the safe nester to help to raise the babies.


I’ve been observing this phenomena for years. I have also seen in recent years the rejection of those women happening more and more. As one of my former co-workers told me. I’m good enough to provide a good safe home to her, (Ex-GF), and her three kids by a bunch of well-hung losers who are nowhere to be found now that the kids and she needs them. But I’m not good enough to have any kids of my own with her.

In his case he eventually did find a very nice woman but it took him years and the internet to do so.


29 posted on 03/06/2012 4:52:13 AM PST by The Working Man (The mantra for BO's reign...."No Child Left a Dime")
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To: grundle

I like women on top.


30 posted on 03/06/2012 4:54:27 AM PST by bikerman (you can take the man out of the jungle but can't take the jungle out of the man)
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To: The Working Man

Here’s an article on it:

http://sla-divisions.typepad.com/dbio/2009/02/the-evolutionary-psychology-of-womens-preferences-for-differing-types-of-men-at-different-times-of-their-reproductive-cycl.html

Might as well go with the flow and find a nice young single mom with kids to be the hero for.


31 posted on 03/06/2012 5:21:06 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: treetopsandroofs
“No, we’re not there YET.”

...and they will never get "there" because of their distorted view of where "there" is.

32 posted on 03/06/2012 5:24:47 AM PST by Roccus
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To: RobertClark

Thanks for the update. Time passes quickly. I guess that with all the annexation Memphis Child Abuse would be the next largest.


33 posted on 03/06/2012 5:56:20 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: vwbug

Maybe.....


34 posted on 03/06/2012 7:29:49 AM PST by astounded (Barack Obama as POTUS is a clear and present danger to the USA)
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To: RobertClark
Memphis has about 650,000 people (about 1.3 million in the metro area). In the city itself the population is about 63% black, 30% white, and 7% other minorities.

Black women generally are doing a lot better than black men as far as educational level and employment--so that could be a major part of why women in Memphis are doing well compared to men.

35 posted on 03/06/2012 9:04:31 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Jack Hammer

“Well, heck - they can at least get pregnant, can’t they!”

They can, but that’s not so popular now with the 5 year limit, no extra cash-for-kids, etc.

Instead we’ll just be inundated with “replacement Americans”...


36 posted on 03/06/2012 1:46:51 PM PST by kearnyirish2
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