Did you know April 12 is Equal Pay Day? If you did not, and you are a career woman, how does your monthly pay compare to your male counterpart at the workplace with whom you hold the same responsibilities and the same job title?
Well, the female staff over at Facebook and Microsoft now almost earn as much as their male counterpart for the same job, same job title. On Monday, Facebook announced that the company has achieved full gender pay equality among its staff. That is to say, there is no significant difference in the paycheck a female staff takes home with that of a male staff holding the same job title, same experience, and same responsibilities.
In a blog post, Lori Matloff Goler, the VP of People at Facebook wrote: “We regularly review our compensations practices to ensure pay equity, and have done so for many years. I’m proud to share that at Facebook, men and women earn the same.”
Well, Equal Pay Day is an annual event that happens on every April 12 and was brought about by the labor rights movement advocating …read more