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Are Employers Unfair to Women?

wdecicco Wrote: Sep 01, 2012 8:20 AM
I worked for a company that employed both men and woman and had a union . It was the airline business and the girls wanted the easy job of turning an airplane around and sending it back to wherever in 20 minutes, it didn't work, they where still there 8 hours later, working one plane. The luggage was bigger and heaver than they where and they where looking for a man to help them load the airplane...Sorry, but we where on the ticket counter trying to work the computer ( still trying ).. Every body was out of there element.. OK we had one or two girls that could do the job but they where off that day but everyone got the same pay....BUT THEY STILL COULDN'T DO THE JOB.....
DrBarbara Wrote: Sep 01, 2012 11:13 AM
You have made a very good point. I always say to women who want to be firefighters, "If you can sling a 250lb. man over your shoulder and carry him out of a burning building, then you should get equal pay. If you can't, stop griping and go find a job you can do."

During the Republican Convention, Democrats took every available moment of air time to count the women's vote. "Republicans are anti-women," they chanted.

And they frequently brought up this oft-repeated nugget: For doing essentially the same jobs, men get paid more than women. That claim is often combined with the complaint that whites get paid more than blacks and non-Hispanics get paid more than Hispanics. But are these assertions true?

Let's take the Labor Department finding that women make 77% of what men make. To hear the backers of the Paycheck Fairness Act (PFA) tell it, this is prima...