Re: Salaries?

Subject: Re: Salaries?
From: Kat Nagel/MasterWork <katnagel -at- EZNET -dot- NET>
Date: Sun, 21 Apr 1996 21:32:11 -0400

David Ibbetson wrote:
>One reason for women to earn less than men hasn't been mentioned.

>I remember all-too-well an occasion in the UK, when a woman refused a raise
>because she would then be earning more than her husband who worked in
>another department of the same company. They're still happily married. I
>don't think he ever found out.


I feel sorry for both of them. She assumed that he would resent her if she
earned more money than he did---how sad!

When I was faced with that situation, I -asked- my husband how he'd feel.
He though for a couple of minutes, then said: "Great! Now I don't have
to feel so pressured to be the major breadwinner. I can concentrate on
being a better teacher, instead of worrying that I'm not bringing in enough
cash for you."

For 17 years, I made considerably more than he did. It never bothered
either of us. When I made a major career change to become a technical
writer, our family income dropped by 60%. Now, THAT was difficult for him
to handle!


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