Thursday, September 8, 2016

Glass Ceiling

1. Men are to blame because they are given more opportunities compared to the women. "The PayScale survey, conducted online over the past couple of months with about 140,000 people from a broad range of industries, found that 67% of men believe that in most workplaces “men and women have equal opportunities.” Yet only 38% of women say that’s the case." (Rick Wartzman, fortune.com, 2016). Women feel they are treated at a lower respect rate to men in their workplace. Men have always been viewed as the heavy lifters and women have been viewed the opposite. That has played a key role in why men are to blame for the glass ceiling.
2. Women tend to perform not at a peak level and that is why they are to blame for the glass ceiling. "Ultimately, the fact that women tend to undervalue their performances in the workplace could be a factor in wage disparities and the fact that fewer of them rise to the top of large companies."(Tom Johansmeyer, aol.com, 2016). Women are more likely to get into arguments or fights in their workplace. Women may also not put as much effort in and show a lack of care in their work due to the fact that they are paid less than the men.
3. My own opinion is that everyone should get paid evenly. If women are paid the same as men they would most likely work harder knowing they are paid evenly. "Women make up nearly half of the U.S. labor force and are a growing number of breadwinners in their families. More women are also working in positions and fields that have been traditionally occupied by men." (the White House, whitehouse.gov, 2016). No matter the gender everyone deserves to be paid evenly. In the offices women can perform at the same level as men. The glass ceiling needs to be no more, it's 2016!

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