The glass ceiling to workplace gender equality still looks bulletproof
5 January 2019
"It was a chance conversation with a male colleague who had just resigned that jolted Laura Smith* to action. “Our industry is known to be poorly paid,” the 29-year-old journalist explains, “so I never really bothered to think too much about it.” But over coffee on his last day, her departing desk neighbour casually mentioned the figure on his pay cheque. She, several years more experienced and with a significantly greater remit and more senior job title than him, was being paid £8,000 less every year. She raised the discrepancy with management and was swiftly awarded a salary bump. Her ego remains bruised though, and her cynicism flagrant."
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