Is the equal pay act the stupidest of all laws?

Discussion in 'Ethics, Morality, & Justice' started by Pi-Sudoku, Oct 6, 2006.

  1. Baron Max Registered Senior Member

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    Which would be a demonstration of the actual bias in hiring ....and just who the fuck would admit to that? And if they don't admit to it, how can you come up with statistics for it?

    Look, I ain't fuckin' with this issue no more. If you're so blind that you can't or won't see how it is in the real world, then there's nothing that i could do or say or link that would change your "dreamworld" mind.

    Baron Max
     
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  3. Ophiolite Valued Senior Member

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    You are accurately describing your world Baron. Quite a few of us have moved on from those times. And we dragged a lot of the world with us.
     
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  5. Baron Max Registered Senior Member

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    Well, congratulations!! And if that's the case, then we shouldn't need those silly-assed, equality laws no more, right?

    Baron Max
     
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  7. Ophiolite Valued Senior Member

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    Wrong. We didn't drag the whole world with us. Those who choose not to adopt a fair and enlightened policy in matters of employment need some encouragement.
     
  8. Baron Max Registered Senior Member

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    Encouragement or force?

    Baron Max
     
  9. Ophiolite Valued Senior Member

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    I have no objection to using force if encouragement does not work.
     
  10. Pi-Sudoku Slightly extreme Registered Senior Member

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    Encouragement should not come in the form of a law.

    If someone wants to work for less money than someone else and has agreed to the terms of the contract of employment why should the government tell them they cant?
     
  11. Pi-Sudoku Slightly extreme Registered Senior Member

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    Your source was not substantial evidence that the gender gap has anything to do with pay not being equal.

    If most women aspire to work part time to spend more time with children then they will probably do so if they can afford to.

    The ones that can afford to will be the ones in better jobs with middle class husbands who are in well paid jobs. Therefore the ones that work full time will be the ones who need to for the money, the ones doing jobs that pay less.

    Therefore the statistic you have in your source samples men from a full spread of jobs and women from a disproportionate number of lesser-paid jobs.
     
  12. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    As a male, for reasons unbeknownst to me, I once was paid more than my female co-worker, who technically held a higher position and had authority over me. Coincidentlally, the difference in our pay matched a contemporary statistical difference, about 16%. Equal pay for equal work? There's a reason employers tell people to not discuss their pay and benefits with their coworkers. It could lead to revolution, or worse, unionization.
     

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