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Beverly Cummings
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Owling Dog

I think these issues are interesting. About 100 years ago... no, I'm kidding. A little more than 40 years ago I was a young woman getting into the work force (1970's). My boyfriend at the time worked for his father, who owned a busy masonry firm. I hung around a lot because I worked part time as a hairstylist/artist and had extra time. Instead of sitting around I started helping out when I could and the mason began paying me. (I also raced motocross, so I had greater overall strength than most females.)

I eventually quit the salon. The relationship with my boyfriend didn't last, but my job did. I became the head of a crew, made the same money the guys did, performed the same work the guys did. I didn't fight for it, it just happened naturally. Now that I have a graduate level of education with a higher degree in nursing, I find that the men I work with (with less education/experience) are making the same or higher pay than me in 2019. Thankfully, I have two sons (one of whom is a nurse, the other an artist); and for this reason they're both doing great in each field!

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Rebecca Abraham Design

Yep. Sad to hear that things have not changed that much since I graduated from architecture school. I always felt that it was unfair for the men in my office could continue to work while their wives had babies. On the other hand when I had babies I was working two jobs, one in the office and the other at home with a tremendous amount of guilt in both jobs for thinking I was not doing enough in either. I was fortunate not to be a single mom at that time, however that happened latter in life. We should be especially sensitive to single parenthood for women especially if they are not getting paid as much as men. Both men and women in that situation are supporting their families.

   

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