7 November 2013
Today is being called ‘Equal Pay Day’ according to the TUC, who are saying that it’s the day when women effectively stop being paid for the year – apparently because they earn 15% less than men.
This is difficult to digest, perhaps because the IT industry is such a progressive one. I don’t think it happens very often in our particular sector. It certainly doesn’t happen in our business, anyway.
If you’re a woman and you’re in a company where the man sitting opposite you – doing the same job – gets paid more than you, get out of there. That is not a company you want to work for.
Some people are suggesting that companies should be more transparent about wages and this might help. But, for the time being, name and shame – get on Twitter and let us know about the firms still doing this.
Many of the decision makers and educators here at UKFast are women, not to mention several women at managerial and board levels.
Are you getting paid less than your male counterparts or has this issue not affected you?
I’d love to know your thoughts. And if you’re stuck somewhere that pays less to women than it does to men then send me an email – there might be a place for you at UKFast instead.