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Friday, February 1, 2008

Fair Pay Restoration Act

With 5 years of experience as a reporter, two awards in photography and reporting and a very impressive portfolio and resume I was given $38,000 a year at a large publishing firm in 2000.

In the magazine a man hired at the same time, with a portfolio of crossword puzzle editing, no awards and a work history of equal duration was paid $50,000.

Right across the street at a similarly-sized publishing firm my husband, with no work history at all, no awards or accolades and no portfolio at all was hired for $39,500. That $1,500 MORE than I was making with all my experience, credentials, accolades and portfolio.

Pay discrimination is alive and well. But, we can take action right now to put a stop to it.

Take two seconds and sign the petition to get Congress to pass the Fair Pay Restoration Act.

It is within our power to make this a non-issue for our daughters.

2 comments:

Kate said...

Does the act also require women to learn to always ask for more than they are offered? That tends to help.

Tracee said...

That would be one of the ways it is in our power to change this.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Fair Pay Restoration Act

With 5 years of experience as a reporter, two awards in photography and reporting and a very impressive portfolio and resume I was given $38,000 a year at a large publishing firm in 2000.

In the magazine a man hired at the same time, with a portfolio of crossword puzzle editing, no awards and a work history of equal duration was paid $50,000.

Right across the street at a similarly-sized publishing firm my husband, with no work history at all, no awards or accolades and no portfolio at all was hired for $39,500. That $1,500 MORE than I was making with all my experience, credentials, accolades and portfolio.

Pay discrimination is alive and well. But, we can take action right now to put a stop to it.

Take two seconds and sign the petition to get Congress to pass the Fair Pay Restoration Act.

It is within our power to make this a non-issue for our daughters.

2 comments:

Kate said...

Does the act also require women to learn to always ask for more than they are offered? That tends to help.

Tracee said...

That would be one of the ways it is in our power to change this.