There seems to be a lot of debate in the media recently about the 'glass ceiling' and the fact that in general, women tend to be paid less than men for work of equal value.
In particular, Karen Brady was on TV last night arguing that women should be paid the same and talking to a shop worker for Asda who is taking her case to court for £18,000 back pay. (She was a shelf filler and comparing herself with a male warehouse worker).
Personally, I wasn't convinced. Obviously, if a woman has children, it is often the case that there may be childcare problems. Children may get ill, maybe the worker has more babies and takes more maternity leave, all of which are expensive for the company. Her first priority, quite rightly, has to be the children!
Apart from this, often the work that men do is physically harder or more dangerous or unpleasant than the work that women do
eg. binmen, warehouse workers, plumbers, roofers, multidrop or furniture delivery. If a woman chooses to do those jobs and does them as well as the man, she should be entitled to the same money, but they cant be compared with someone doing clerical or office work!
IMO Karen Brady is being disingenuous and naive, but maybe I'm being unfair or am I missing something? What do other people think?
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