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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    I have never seen this. Not saying it doesn't happen, but I have never seen it... So can it really be that common?
    Quoting the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) the Sydney Morning Herald reported that the effect of the gender pay gap over the life cycle estimates that men who hold a university degree and have children can expect to earn around $3.3 million over their working life, nearly double the amount for women in the same category at $1.8 million.

    Accordingly to the ACTU report, effect of the pay gap is underscored by gender differences in superannuation. Average superannuation payments for women ($63,412) are 42 per cent less than men's ($109,609).

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    I have never seen this. Not saying it doesn't happen, but I have never seen it... So can it really be that common?
    @VicPark I work in HR and believe me, it happens. Unfortunately.

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    Accordingly to Dr Carla Harris, Research Executive Manager, who leads the research team at WGEA, the gap is now larger than it was 20 years ago and has been increasing.

    "It's actually been steadily increasing since about 2004, from about 15 per cent in 2004 and now we're looking at about 17.5 per cent over the last year," Dr. Harris said in an ABC report.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fleetwood View Post
    Something like 65% of all law graduates are female, yet females only hold about 20% of senior positions in law firms. It certainly does happen.

    It disturbs me that women think women are intrinsically not as capable or qualified as men when these debates come up, for no particular reason apart from the fact we have babies and simply don't have what it takes. News flash, there's plenty of women out there who are capable and qualified and have ambitions beyond having a family and being mummies.
    Maybe the women just took more time off than the men. I know a lawyer who has been out of law school for what 8 years and she's popped out 3 kids, taking extensive leave each time. It's common sense that it will take her longer to climb the ladder that someone who doesn't take time out ... when taking time off women become out of the loop with industry developments and have fewer work success stories to put on their résumé (that's if she even wants to apply for a senior position down the track).

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    Quote Originally Posted by kw123 View Post
    @VicPark I work in HR and believe me, it happens. Unfortunately.
    With the *Exact* same qualifications, experience and performance? Unless someone is on a selection panel/interviewing team how do you know all the experiences, qualifications and performances are exactly the same?
    - genuine question not being smart alecky.

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    VP, it is actually that women don't get the same wage as men ever, before they take time off to have a family, even if they never have a family, even if they have the same quals and the same years of experiences, as Kw says - ask anyone in HR, it is common place and normal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fleetwood View Post

    It disturbs me that women think women are intrinsically not as capable or qualified as men when these debates come up, for no particular reason apart from the fact we have babies and simply don't have what it takes. News flash, there's plenty of women out there who are capable and qualified and have ambitions beyond having a family and being mummies.
    I never assumed that, I hope others don't either. I just don't want to see women getting jobs based on that alone. I do think it sets true equality back.
    On another note and somewhat off topic someone mentioned equal pay, I genuinely wish positions came with salaries attached no matter who is employed to fill the role. I've worked along side men while earning several dollars less per hour based on nothing more than the fact that I am a female and that wasn't fair either.







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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    With the *Exact* same qualifications, experience and performance? Unless someone is on a selection panel/interviewing team how do you know all the experiences, qualifications and performances are exactly the same?
    - genuine question not being smart alecky.
    Like I said, I was informed by recruiters that my salary was well below market rates for people with the exact qualifications, experience and position as me.

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