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10GaugeNeedles has 11 years experience as a BSN and specializes in CCRN.

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1 minute ago, Ruby Vee said:

Actually I did ask for a higher pay rate when I took the job.  Neither male came from a higher salary job.  One was a relatively new grad with less than a year of experience who had been a Benedictine monk before nursing.  The other had been in a series of minimum wage jobs.  

Statistical sin, huh.  Yeah, that must be it.  You don't believe in it so it can't be true.

In that case it sounds like it could be a clear cut case of discrimination. there are ways to rectify this. HR would be the first place to go and if you don't get an answer, you can take it higher with a letter from an attorney. And it does happen. I'm not claiming it doesn't ever happen. As I said, I'm in the same situation as you are/were. my colleagues who are female got higher starting pays with less experience than me. I personally don't care because I'm being paid what I'm happy with and its more of a headache than its worth to fight it. 

However, the statistical sin I mentioned isn't your anecdote. it is the extrapolation of your anecdote. It happened to you doesn't necessarily represent a wide spread institutionalized practice. 

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Not to resuscitate a dead thread but OP is awfully naive by posting a link to a Ultra Right Wing troll farm funded by a billionaire oil man. It famously tries to capture you attention with tag line calling you the viewer a SNOWFLAKE in the intro on one of their videos.

You should Google the organization and their public face and see the crazy things they espouse. Basically in a nut shell, thinly veiled White Nationalism. That the white man is getting the shaft due to the uplifting of women, minorities and other groups. Their view through all their videos is that essentially that the progress society made in the 2nd half of the 20th Century were a horrible mistake as it upset the natural balance of White men having the dominant roles in society. That anything that encourages or uplifts women or minorities are an aberration against the natural order.

I've watched this and a few of their other videos and laughed at their hilarious claims that they expect you to accept without question just because it comes from a "economist". Even though said economist are deeply controversial and their views are not considered academically acceptable.

I've also seen a episode where they made claims about race by citing a a book by a disgraced and deceased anthropologist whom by his own admission was prejudiced and racially biased. But you're never meant to research that, instead your supposed to accept their claims because IT FITS WITHIN YOUR WORLD VIEW.

In a nut shell, if your a Caucasian man and your down on your luck or you feel you're not getting your fair share, then you're their prime demographic and everything they say will fit within your world view.

 

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