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March 3rd, 2011
10:29 AM ET

Women Still Lag Behind Men in Pay

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Filed under: Ali Velshi • Don Lemon
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  1. Southgate Jo

    The pay gap is significant. Worse yet is the manner female employees are treated. They suffer through significant and considerable harassment in their daily workday. The female seems to be acknowledged by management as the physically inferior individual. By upper level management, even higher level managenemt female to female contact has a pointedly "You are inferior and I am not," tone to it.

    My wife is a significantly successful retail store manager and she daily tells me of what she goes through to get the job done. She is under paid and under appreciated. Until we address how female employees are treated we won't get to the real issue...fairness and kindness in the work place. She doesn't want to be treated differently just fairly.

    One incident was when her district manager came to her and told her that "people can't leave this job because there are no jobs out there. We can treat people the way we want because this is the only job in town." Her manager then went on to tell her that she will work long and hard hours and donate that time to the company because she is a salaried employee. She was consistantly working 60 hour work weeks.

    Not only females are being treated differently ...these days...all employees are being abused ...why? Because there are no other jobs in town. Here in Detroit ...McDonald's isn't even hiring. they're right...they are the only job in town!

    March 3, 2011 at 11:25 am |
  2. Harvey

    I wonder if those same freedom of speech laws would permit that poor man to publish the names, addresses and phone numbers of the people who do this?

    March 3, 2011 at 3:33 pm |
  3. ken, nj

    Where do women lag behind? Do women police, fire fighters, teachers, fbi, cia, state and federal workers, secretaries, lifeguards, models, actors, or soldiers, make less money than men . I think not.

    March 4, 2011 at 7:53 am |
  4. markjuliansmith

    God was created by Man to control women. It is as simple as that.

    Man could not control women through rational means for Mans own purpose so Man created God as the ultimate authority to justify Mans exploitive acts against women.

    This is why it is important to rewrite Gods(Mans) texts to remove the erroneous assertions women are subject to men and worth less.

    March 9, 2011 at 6:01 am |
  5. Kirsten

    Just wanted to tell Don that I am shocked and offended by some of his comments during this panel. I have often thought of you as one of the CNN journalists which I have some respect for....and then you just completely destroyed it. Your colleagues job as a legal analyst is based on her cuteness??? Did you really just say that? You made a decent argument about similar experience, but her counter to your argument – that a lawyer right out of law school would not have been hired for her position because they would not be qualified – was spot on. If a person, man or woman, is qualified to do the job that they are hired for and expected to assume the same responsibilities, there should be equal pay. Your arguments came off as extremely offensive....shockingly offensive. As in....I am seriously questioning your intelligence level – offensive. Even if you actually think the things that came out of your mouth....basic common sense would tell you that THAT was a really inappropriate place and moment to express them. As I tell my son....in the future, think before you speak please!

    May 16, 2014 at 2:16 am |

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