Lets say i that work in the IT department, and Melissa, a woman, does Client service where she needs to answer calls, mean she must get the same salary as me? Because she's a woman, and that we work in the same company, and not because of our difference in ROLES within the company?
Or do you say that if Melissa were also in the IT department as me, then she should get the same pay regardless of her being a woman? because with this i agree 100%, not the above statement though.
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I'm from the US, things might vary in other countries but this is how I see things:
There is no wage gap based on gender. It's illegal to pay a woman less than a man, provided they're in the same exact field, doing the same exact work. They should get equal pay in that case. If you're in different roles in the company, you're obviously going to earn different salaries since you have different work loads/task, and that's perfectly okay.
I suppose you could say there's an earnings gap which is where the thought of the wage gap originated from, but simply, a lot of women go into lesser paying jobs like teaching, whereas more men are going into engineering and whatnot. They're not earning less or more based on discrimination, but because of the career field they chose.
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If women choose to do the less paying jobs it's their own fault. However they should get the same amount of of money if they do the same job a men does. And I'm sure there is still a lot of discrimination towards women nowadays. But often it's just because men demand a raise much more often then women do. If an employer has two equally good employees, 1 male and 1 female, but only the male demands a raise, I wouldn't call it sexist if he doesn't offer the women the same raise. We need to demand more in order to get more.