just her chameleon (09-03-2016)
I just don't buy the reasoning that women's trades tend to be govt funded and that's the reason for the bad pay. Bc within govt depts pretty much every sector is needed and utilised. Yet teachers, social workers and nurses sit on the bottom of the pile income wise.
I think I opened a can of worms with the occupation comparison 😬
All I really meant was, across the board male dominated fields earn more than female dominated fields regardless of level of skill or difficultly. There are probably lots of factors at play (like the fact that it's true that more women work for govt and more men in the private sector) but there have been studies that allow for that and it still stands. If you line up comparable skill and difficulty levels, women dominated fields earn less. It seems fairly generally accepted that the reason this is so is because 'women's' work is undervalued, although this is not really something you could test for. It's just a case of deduction if all other factors are removed.
Slightly off topic but I am watching first dates. In all bar one the man pays. Only once have I seen a man ask the female if she would go dutch.
I'm probably going to get flamed for this but oh well!
If you got into a career that you knew was low paying don't be surprised if you don't get paid well. If you want to chase the money then purse a career that pays better.
It's a couples decision as to who (if either parent) stays home with the kids. There's no rule saying it has to be the mother. If you don't want to be a SAHM then don't be.
For those saying they will lose Centrelink benefits if they go back to work and end up with less money you still have a choice to work.
If males get better pay rises because they push the point and sell themselves more than females. Then females should start pushing the point too!
Ladies - have confidence in yourself and go get what you want. Take charge and don't leave your happiness in the hand of others.
Just yesterday had a child running around throwing stones and jumping on our cars! A teacher was threatened by a child who said they would slit her throat. Awesome!
But really. Just because a teacher's job isn't as risky or dangerous, doesn't mean anything. It's the most important job. You're reading this thread. And for that you can thank a teacher. There is no more important skill than reading.
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