Intel, the computer processor company, employs over 100,000 workers and just released the results of a thorough payroll audit they completed. The point was to examine whether a gender gap exists within the company. They wanted to determine if women and men performing the same work receive different compensation.
The results: complete parity.
In other words, they could not identify a single occurrence throughout the entire company of a female being paid less than a man for doing the same work.
A statement from the “chief diversity and inclusion officer” of the company:
“The first time we ran that analysis and the result came back at 100 percent, we nearly fell out of our chairs. Upon reflection, though, it is not surprising. It is the result of a decade of attention to detail at every decision step.”
Of course, equal pay is a major talking point for the President, Hillary Clinton, and Bernie Sanders. The White House website has an entire section devoted to the issue, as do Clinton and Sanders‘ campaign sites.
Despite this incessantly repeated narrative from the left, a large majority of Americans don’t believe it, either. A recent poll shows that 70% of workers think that their companies equally pay men and women for the same job.
Taken as an entire population, men do out-earn women, but when details like education background, industry or job categories, hours worked, and other variables are considered, the gender pay gap almost entirely disappears.
Reprinted with permission from Michael Hausam at HausRules.
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