Today is #EqualPayDay.
Instead of ranting on how completely unfair it is that some of us are still earning less than our colleagues, based only upon race, sex or familial origins instead of professional experience and/or educational background, I would like appeal to the rational nature of my fellow citizens.
Logic states that an employees’ salary is dictated by their previous experience and their ability to do the job. But human beings are not always logical creatures.
Imagine a world and a country where sex, race, family origin and sexual orientation go completely unnoticed. Imagine a world where one’s salary is strictly based on the employees’ abilities to do their job.
There is so much money sitting wasted on the proverbial table. I’m not an economist by any stretch of the imagination, but if we all had a little more disposable income, perhaps there would be more jobs and a little less debt.
In 4 years, we will be celebrating the centennial anniversary of the 19th Amendment. The 19th Amendment was the beginning of fight of American women for their rights as human beings. Sadly, one of those fights is still equal pay.