Why should employers invest the same amount of money into women when the only reason they are doing so is because they now have some “PC quota” to meet? Bonus points if it’s a MINORITY woman. “but woman can do ANYTHING a man can do”. Bullshit.
With my trade, there is now a quota of women they have to accept into the apprenticeship. It doesn’t matter how good they score on the aptitude test. It doesn’t matter if they are physically capable of doing the work. If you have a vagina, your in. I’ve watched this trend gain momentum over the last 15 years or so and the impact it’s had.
I have yet to meet a female journeyman electrician who can do HALF the work a man can do. They aren’t strong enough to lift pipe by themselves. They aren’t strong enough to tighten the mechanical connections on the rods and strut that have support the stress of having 500MCM cable pulled through pipe. They flirt with guys and talk on the phone all day. When asked to do something difficult, which we ALL have to do sometimes, they complain, pull the “he’s making me do that cuz I’m a woman” card and get out of the work. If they hear any off color remarks, dirty jokes (it’s a CONSTRUCTION site, for fucks sake!) or even curse words, I’ve seen them get good men fired. For shit that wasn’t even directed at them. Or for shit that was overheard from a different room or when she was just walking by. Cuz she got “offended”. Now the “evil, sexist man” has to get fired, or transferred jobs so she can be “comfortable” and “feel safe”. It’s fucking bullshit. They’re barely qualified to sweep the floor on most job sites, and half the time they do a shitty job at that. I’ve met woman electricians who can’t cut a piece of pipe with a hacksaw, but they make the same money as I do…
These situations have REAL costs to contractors, companies, customers and families who are impacted by it. Production matters in a job that is bid for XXX number of dollars. If a worker isn’t pulling his share, he is fired. If it’s a woman, you can’t fire them because she’ll reach into her bag of PC/victim tricks and sue you or get good men fired.
That isn’t to say that women aren’t qualified for other non-physical jobs. I’m sure they are. And if they get paid less than men who’s fault is that? They didn’t have to take the job at that salary… I’ve said it in other threads that companies will fuck you every chance they get. Their goal is PROFIT. The more work they can get you to do for the least amount of money is what’s best for them. If a woman takes a position for less than she feels she is worth, how is that “MEN’S” fault? She should have negotiated better. If you want to play with the big dogs, you have to piss on the big trees. In the real world, not everyone gets a trophy. But that’s what women want. They want everything to be “equal” while at the same time expect their maternity leave, “hold my job for a year so I can spend time with my newborn”, “I have menstrual cramps today, so I can’t come in/do my job/<>”. They don’t want a LEVEL playing field, they want to waltz in and get handed shit with out paying their dues, putting in the hours (they have kids to take care of, so they CAN’T stay) and doing what has to be done to further a career.
All men know this. That’s why we don’t respect a woman automatically until she’s proven herself. But even then, we know that this new employee with a vagina COULD someday cost us our career if we accidentally say the wrong thing or inadvertently piss her off. What options are at the disposal of a pissed off female employee? All she has to do is lie and say you sexually harassed her. What options are there for a pissed of male employee? NONE. You just have to deal with that bitch and hope she doesn’t get you fired.
And women WONDER why they make less per hour? LMMFAO