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I believe in equal pay for equal work but should people get payed equally for less work?

Of course if the work is equal and the merits are equal everyone should be payed equally. But what about a female firefighter, police officer or soldier? Or any other woman who was forced into a career on a quotas via positive discrimination? This very basically means she is not as qualified as the men there. So should she really be payed the same if her meritis are lower? Should a female firefighter be payed the same as male ones if she applied in a state or country which has a set of lower aptitude tests for female applicants? Also the same goes for men, if males are quota'd into a female profesion like childcare, teaching etc... isn't it unfair to the women to pay him the same as the women even tho his exams were set lower for male applicants? (This is only if there were quotas for men, I'm not aware of a single profession where men compete on a favored basis to women, but if Affirm. Action existed for men they must be treated the same as females imo) @Run and tell - can you feminists fvcking read?? Look at the last question of the first paragragh, not all states and countries have this but the number is increasing, more silly excuses and excusing women being treated better/lenient yet you moan about men being favored. Just proves feminists don't want equality at all. You're all impossible to discuss gender issues with, want it all your way. @Jay - I disagree if a female firefighter has standards set lower for lifting weight/equipment then she will surely not ever be exceeding this on the job? Her job description is that of performing less difficult tasks so this is in fact less work being performed. Less merits = less work a lot of the time.

Asked By: Roger - 9/11/2010
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I will speak about teachers because it is what I know best, but this could apply to other fields. there were howls of protest coming from Los Angeles teachers whose evaluations on their effectiveness in raising student test scores have been published in the Los Angeles Times. http://www.academia.org/la-unified-... More
Answered By: JaneDoe - 9/13/2010
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vhy ov course they shouldn't !!
Answered By: the man next door - 9/11/2010
 
its complete crap, that anyone should be held to higher or lower standards because of their gender. People should just select the person who is best for the job: oh wait, they can't because of affirmative action. If i am in a hospital, i want the best people working on me, not someone who got in there because of low... More
Answered By: Out With A Bang !!!! - 9/11/2010
 
My friend is a firefighter, and she had to pass all of the same tests that the men had to take and does just as much work as any of them. Try harder. --- You know, more people would take you seriously if you were open-minded enough to read opposing viewpoints without resorting to insults and cursing. :)
Answered By: Run and Tell That. - 9/11/2010
 
No. A person should deserve what he/she worked for and shouldn't be generalized on gender/race.
Answered By: LARRY II - 9/11/2010
 
The woman does the same amount of work as the man, the same hours. She is putting her life at risk to save the lives of others by becoming a firefighter, police woman, etc. Both the men and women put their life on the line to protect the citizens, so equal pay is a must in that situation... More
Answered By: All Powerful Lioness - 9/11/2010
 
Well, no. But some people may think the tests are harder when they really are not. Female and Male minds are built differently in certain areas, so they need different kinds of questions. "hard" for one person might me "easy" fo another. So, if the tests are made different not harder then they should be payed the same... More
Answered By: Katie Clark - 9/11/2010
 
You acknowledge people should be paid equally if they do the same work. You then say that it certain careers the entrance requirements are lower. This doesn't mean they aren't working equally as hard. Your premise is flawed... More
Answered By: Jay - 9/11/2010
 
That's what its going to take to close the taxable income wage gap. Its already happened, single women out earn men, and married women that don't work or work part time have a non taxable income from their husbands. So the reality is that women have far more money than men as it is.
Answered By: Lab Tech - 9/11/2010
 
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Answered By: Benino - 9/11/2010
 
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Answered By: WaldoBC - 9/11/2010
 
Actually female police officers and soldiers do equal work... More
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Answered By: Mother In the Lab - 9/11/2010
 
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