equal pay

Judy biojas at lure.latrobe.edu.au
Mon Jan 30 00:22:17 EST 1995


In article <199501262256.OAA11474 at netcomsv.netcom.com>, dmoregan at genpharm.com ("Donna Munoz O'Regan") says:
>
>                                                      Iguana Mail
>                                                equal pay
>From time to time, there are articles written about how women are paid less than
>our male counterparts and that this occurs in every field.  Now, my question
>isn't whether this occurs or doesn't occur wherever you may be, but how do you
>address it if you are in the market?  I'm not looking now, it's just something
>some of my friends were discussing and I'm not proposing this question as a
>means to start a big flame session, but rather a constructive discussion of what
>we can do to prevent it from happening to us whenever we might be looking for a
>job next. 
>
>Donna.
>email:  dmoregan at genpharm.com
>**the above opinions are mine alone, and my company has their own too.
>
Donna,
	It has been my experience that it is impossible to separate pay issues
from questions of general equity, acceptance, respect and an aknowledgement
of womens contributions to whatever field / company / university they happen
to be in.  If you can gain respect you will have overcome the biggest
hurdle and will be able to better put your case for a pay rise. I have 
found, to my dismay, that respect is the hardest thing to get from a man.
Best of luck.

Rosalie Cull




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