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Up Next: Retirement Inequality

How Long Are We Going To Milk This, Ladies?

13 Comments on Up Next: Retirement Inequality

  1. I worked in blue collar trades my entire working life and some women came and went in my various employment opportunities. They simply couldn’t do the work as well or in a timely manner mostly because they were not physically strong enough. Some were moved into a supervisory position and didn’t do well in that either….So, they were gone….

  2. It’s the old “Ant and the Grasshopper” lesson. I am amazed by how many women, in both minimum wage jobs, and professional fields, who have massive, expensive, full-sleeve tattoos. Don’t come crying to me when you are 67 and can’t make it on social security alone.

  3. If you are counting on social security to fund your retirement, you are doing it wrong.

    And I would never take financial advice from anyone named Dhasanda, nope

  4. As a male process operator in the petrochemical industry, I was expected to do my work and any of the work that the female operators could not physically do. One of the hiring requirements for males was the ability to perform the job duties of that job. You would not have been hired if you couldn’t do that. Not so for females. One of my female co-workers was 4’11” tall and weighed 95 pounds. She was pretty sharp and willing to try hard but was simply unable to perform the really hard physical tasks required of the job. This increased the workload of the males who were required to do the work she couldn’t do. Since we were a team and worked as such, we all understood that there would be tasks that required two or more people because of safety concerns and so forth, but doing work for someone who simply couldn’t perform a single person task unfairly burdens others. We worked twelve-hour shifts in the blazing heat and oppressive humidity of SE Texas and the increased workload of compensating for a diversity hire wasn’t fair. By the way, she got paid the exact same salary as the males.

  5. The CEO earning a salary over 1 million, not counting bonuses and other income is telling the future basketball player who at the top scale in the WNBA is $215k there’s a retirement gap??? Want to guess what the gap will be between their retirement will be?

  6. We had a couple of those tiny, fragile females who simply were not up to the job. However, we kept them because they were fun to be around and were very good at doing the tedious stuff we hated. Records, data entry? No problemo. And they could work in small places. They laughed about being able to work under the instrument panels of Fighters. Most of us could not do that even with the ejection seats removed.

  7. My brother works in the concrete construction industry. In his 30+ years in the business, he has never had a female stay on the job. It is just too physically taxing, even for Midwestern gals, who are larger and stronger than most.

  8. I earned a higher hourly wage than my husband because we worked at different jobs. I called it quits when our son was almost 3 yrs old. He continued to work until retirement age and I did not. My retirement is obviously a lesser amount so I chose not to start taking it until I was of retirement age. Sooo, Cashonda or Waukesha or whatever you and all who think like you do, need to learn math and critical thinking which you obviously missed.


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