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IT Pro Salaries: The Gender Gap Widens
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MarciaNWC
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MarciaNWC,
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6/5/2014 | 12:00:54 PM
Depressing
The negative trend indicated in the survey is really discouraging, especially how female  networking and data center pros only see the pay discrepancy grow when they move into management positions.
PaulS681
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PaulS681,
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6/8/2014 | 11:03:56 AM
Surprised at how big the gap is
Unfortunatley it doesn't surprise me that there is a gap but how large it is. There shouldn't be a gap at all. How does something like this get fixed? Get more women in management positions? Is that the answer? Even if it was, doing it is a whole other issue.
aditshar1
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aditshar1,
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6/10/2014 | 4:09:23 AM
Re: Surprised at how big the gap is
Even i am not suprised with survey report, fact is most of the female dont choose Datacenter Jobs as their career. Solution is not hiring Women for management position but hiring for Engineer postion can help a lot, you need to understand the base to manage a team.There has to be special some kind of special treatment or kind of training to help women manage the pressure at Datacenter.
PaulS681
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PaulS681,
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6/10/2014 | 6:37:03 AM
Re: Surprised at how big the gap is
Aditshar1... I'm not sure what you are trying to say. Are you saying women need special training to handle pressure in the datacenter? That sounds like a generalization to me.

Not being able to handle pressure is the datacenter has nothing to do with gender. Also I think we are talking more about management positions where the gap is widening to unacceptable levels. My opinion anyway.
aditshar1
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aditshar1,
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6/10/2014 | 6:48:48 AM
Re: Surprised at how big the gap is
Let me try and make it simple, What do you think, why this gender gap is making more room....I guess your answer should clear most of the queries here.
PaulS681
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PaulS681,
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6/10/2014 | 7:41:35 AM
Re: Surprised at how big the gap is
It's a form of discrimination in my book. How else can you explaine it?
Susan Fogarty
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Susan Fogarty,
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6/10/2014 | 7:53:08 AM
Re: Surprised at how big the gap is
Part of it may be that women are not as good at negotiating for higher salaries. I know I am not, so I'm not trying to throw women under the bus, but just speaking from experience and also what I have heard from my peers. That could be one reason for a large disparity, even within the same role. And sometimes things you do as a manager affect your salary. For example, you may choose to give pay raises to your staff instead of taking an increase yourself, and women may be more likely to choose that route. 
PaulS681
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PaulS681,
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6/10/2014 | 8:11:21 AM
Re: Surprised at how big the gap is

@Susan... you bring up a great point that has to do with general behavior in men and women. Very interesting and I'm sure that plays a roll. I'm not sure how gender has a roll in negotioating. I'm sure there are many men that are not good at that either.  Now I'm not saying discrimination is running rampant against women but discrimination still exists in the work place and it takes many forms.

Susan Fogarty
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Susan Fogarty,
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6/10/2014 | 2:27:37 PM
Re: Surprised at how big the gap is
Paul, I think discriminations definitely plays a part. Women often fear they are worth less than men are, so they are less likely to stand up for themselves and demand higher salaries. They also might get paid less -- and I have been in this situation -- because they choose jobs that offer good benefits or flexible work hours instead of high salaries. There are a lot of factors to consider.
aditshar1
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aditshar1,
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6/10/2014 | 7:56:32 AM
Re: Surprised at how big the gap is
I dont think discrimination is the word, in short women prefer to be in Arts and Commerce rather being in IT. We do have number of places where women are more in number than men so do think its discrimination..
PaulS681
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PaulS681,
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6/10/2014 | 8:17:41 AM
Re: Surprised at how big the gap is

@aditshar1..I think when we start generalizing you are doing a disservice to the group that is being generalized. What you bring up is an entirely different issue. Women are in all different careers. To say most work in Arts and commerce is a generalization that I do not see as true in what I have seen with my experience.

aditshar1
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aditshar1,
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6/10/2014 | 8:56:13 AM
Re: Surprised at how big the gap is
Everything comes under generalization, again this is also generalized. My motto was to keep up a point which says its matter of interest which keeps women away from IT creating gender Gap. Salary is altogether different thing here.


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