Posts tagged "salary"

Most Americans Want To Vastly Either Over- Or Under-Pay Santa Claus

Insure.com figured out a salary for Santa Claus based on his tasks — engineering (managing toy production), auditing (seeing who’s naughty or nice), and piloting chief (flying around his pack of reindeer) among them — and it came out to around $140,000 a year. Excuse me, that’s not accounting for stealth operations. It costs a…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 8, 2014

Women On Hill Receive Significantly Less Than Their Male Counterparts

Today in BS: female Republican House staffers make a whopping $10,093.09 less than the male Republican House staff. Yes, you should read that number again: $10,093.09!

The Democrats aren’t innocent either: female staffers on the Democratic side earn $1,473.65 less, on average, annually than their male counterparts. While the difference is not insignificant,…

By: Daley Quinn / July 15, 2012

Hold That Latte, Lady! Extra Pounds Could Chop $13K Off Your Salary (But Dudes, Go Right Ahead)

You know you’ll get penalized at work if you stumble in every day of the week at 11 a.m. hungover. Who knew your salary would be penalized for binging on those Mallomars in your desk, too? An analysis of two studies, one tracking over 11,000 Germans and one tracking almost 12,000 Americans, found women who…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 13, 2010

Swedish Feminists Burn $13,000 To Protest Unequal Pay

Usually “burning money” is a figure of speech. But Sweden’s feminist party literally set fire to $13,000 (or 10,000 Swedish kronar) to symbolize the amount of money women aren’t getting every minute compared to men. An advertising agency donated the $13K, which members of the Feminist Initiative heaped on a BBQ. According to Sweden’s statistic…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 6, 2010

Female Breadwinners Are On The Rise: Have Your Relationships Been Affected?

Over the past 37 years, the woman’s role in a family has changed enormously. According to a Pew Research Center report released today, more men in 2007 than 1970 are married to women who are more educated and make more money than they do themselves. A lot of things are at play here, creating thi…

By: Catherine Strawn / January 19, 2010

Should Michelle Obama Get A Salary As First Lady?

America is going to expect a lot from Barack Obama over his next four to eight years as president. And a lot will also be expected of his wife, who will essentially be doing her job backwards. And in heels. Well, maybe not so much. But she won’t be getting paid.

Should we remedy…

By: Meghan Keane / January 22, 2009

The Daily Squeeze: Sexism And Money, Discrimination, And The New James Bond

Men who have sexist attitudes earn more money than men who don’t. [MarieClaire.co.uk]
A former Army Special Forces commander won a discrimination lawsuit on Friday — he was skipped over for a job while he was in the process of becoming a woman in 2005. [AP]…

By: Catherine Strawn / September 22, 2008