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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    Not true. You don't turn off your brain just because you have a baby. I kept up with CLEs and resumed work each time just as smart and good at my job. Seniority only matters for the first few years. After that it comes down to ability to do the work and attract the work, which don't necessarily reduce because of time out of the workforce.
    What do you mean by cle's and resumed work?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    Why is it just bec you personally haven't experienced it it doesn't exist. I haven't experienced racism, but it exists. Sorry it's a specious argument.

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    Hey I'm not saying it doesn't exist...

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    CLEs are continuing legal education lawyers are required to do while holding a practising certificate. You don't have to do them when on maternity leave. By resuming work I mean when I went back to work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    ????

    Can't even call it by it's proper title? You make it sound like Assistant Minister for tampons and tim tams
    Lol, that's great

    I'll finish reading this thread now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    Hey I'm not saying it doesn't exist...
    But you doubt it because you haven't personally experienced it? Genuine question. I don't know what field you work in so can only speak to my personal experience.

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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?
    It happens in just about all sectors.
    Our own govvymint says so.
    http://www.wgea.gov.au/sites/default...statistics.pdf

    There are a few very low paid jobs where women earn more. Go womenz.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    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).
    It happens despite *some* women taking 8 years off work to raise children. It starts straight out of uni.

    Regarding raising children (only one factor in oay disparity) many professions and industries such as Law still lack flexible work options too. It's hard to grasp the notion that working more hours trumps talent when it comes down to the value of an employee. What we have is a system based on a male ideal as the default.

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    No it doesn't surprise me, Yes it concerns me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    But you doubt it because you haven't personally experienced it? Genuine question. I don't know what field you work in so can only speak to my personal experience.
    I don't think doubt is the right word. Cautiously curious is more accurate. Like I believe it happens but I have that many questions I need to know the specifics so I can come to my own conclusion (I don't expect ladies on here to give me all the specifics).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    CLEs are continuing legal education lawyers are required to do while holding a practising certificate. You don't have to do them when on maternity leave. By resuming work I mean when I went back to work.
    Oh dear.. I read 'resumed work' and my brain interpreted as résumé (as in what you write when you apply for a job). Doh.


 

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