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(Yahoo)   Not News: Kim O'Grady can't find a job. News: Kim O'Grady figures out that no one knows Kim O'Grady is a dude. Promptly adds 'Mr.' to his resume, and now has a job   (gma.yahoo.com) divider line 9
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2013-07-15 05:45:31 PM
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Englebert Slaptyback: From TFA:

Dina Bakst, co-founder and co-president of A Better Balance: The Work and Family Legal Center, and author of the recently published book, Babygate: What You Really Need to Know About Pregnancy and Parenting in the American Workplace , said even though O'Grady's experience took place in the late 1990s, gender discrimination, motherhood bias in particular, "is still alive and well in 2013."

"Mothers are routinely denied hiring opportunities, passed over for promotion, and paid less than their childless counterparts, which is a grave threat to family economic security," she said. "Women need to arm themselves with information about their legal rights and policymakers and employers should act to ensure we have laws and policies that promote equal opportunities for women and mothers."


I like how the shrieking harpy Dina Bakst used this guy's case to promote her own agenda and book. "This guy had a bad experience a long time ago but MOTHERS WHARRGARBLE!!".

Remember, that's shrieking harpy Dina Bakst. Ask for her by name wherever shrieking harpies are sold.

Shrieking harpy, Dina Baxst. Dina Bakst, shrieking harpy.


Most places I've worked, the mothers do less work than anyone else. They won't stay late, they sail out the door because they have some kid thing while everyone else finishes the work. They're constantly on the phone with or about the kids. Then they complain about his they work harder than anyone else because apparently taking care of kids is supposed to count for your job. Then they complain that they don't get on the best projects or get promotions.
2013-07-15 05:29:10 PM
2 votes:
I had a different experience in the mid-90's. About 10% of my grad class (EE) was women. ALL of them got offered jobs (usually with the big Hydro company in order to promote "diversity"). In contrast, not a single guy received a call-back from the same company.
2013-07-15 06:25:16 PM
1 votes:
I'm a telecommunications technologist and had absolutely no problem getting a job. Being a woman did seem to give me a boost - I don't know if it was some affirmative action thing working in my favour, or just because it's so weird that a girl applied for the job that I got hired as a novelty. I've kept in touch with some of the guys from my college program, and I seem to have decent pay. Some are doing worse than me in retail jobs or in call centres, and some are doing better working for bigger companies. It's just my personal experience, but I don't think ovaries are as big a detriment as they were in the 90s when the article was written.
2013-07-15 05:39:55 PM
1 votes:

LordBeavis: ManateeGag: rumpelstiltskin: If you give your baby boy a girl's name, he is going to face many trials in life.

more or less than crazy names like Apple or Pilot Inspektor.

Johnny Cash would agree.


My brain is still reeling from learning earlier today that A Boy Named Sue was written by...Shel Silverstein.
2013-07-15 05:18:04 PM
1 votes:
Working in a building full of engineers and machinists, I've come to the conclusion that hiring women is near impossible, at least in this part of the business world.  I would guess that someone named Kim would have their name placed on the top of our hiring list and in the very least get an interview.
2013-07-15 05:17:34 PM
1 votes:
From TFA:

Dina Bakst, co-founder and co-president of A Better Balance: The Work and Family Legal Center, and author of the recently published book, Babygate: What You Really Need to Know About Pregnancy and Parenting in the American Workplace , said even though O'Grady's experience took place in the late 1990s, gender discrimination, motherhood bias in particular, "is still alive and well in 2013."

"Mothers are routinely denied hiring opportunities, passed over for promotion, and paid less than their childless counterparts, which is a grave threat to family economic security," she said. "Women need to arm themselves with information about their legal rights and policymakers and employers should act to ensure we have laws and policies that promote equal opportunities for women and mothers."


I like how the shrieking harpy Dina Bakst used this guy's case to promote her own agenda and book. "This guy had a bad experience a long time ago but MOTHERS WHARRGARBLE!!".

Remember, that's shrieking harpy Dina Bakst. Ask for her by name wherever shrieking harpies are sold.

Shrieking harpy, Dina Baxst. Dina Bakst, shrieking harpy.
2013-07-15 05:15:32 PM
1 votes:
Soon to be unemployed by company that doesn't appreciate his insinuations that they are bigoted.
2013-07-15 05:11:24 PM
1 votes:

ManateeGag: rumpelstiltskin: If you give your baby boy a girl's name, he is going to face many trials in life.

more or less than crazy names like Apple or Pilot Inspektor.


Johnny Cash would agree.
2013-07-15 04:33:01 PM
1 votes:
If you give your baby boy a girl's name, he is going to face many trials in life.
 
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