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The glass ceiling starts to form itself very early on From the moment a woman enters the work force after college she is faced with much discrimination and unjust belief that she will not be able to do as well of a job than a man A man and a woman who both have the same education and training for a job will have a considerable gap in their yearly income In a first year job a man will make approximately 14619 compared to a woman who will make only 12201 That is a pay gap of 17Gender Pay 1 There is no reason why there should be any gap in their incomes during the first year of their jobs They have both had the same formal education and both have the same qualifications necessary for the job yet they are being treated unequally The woman has not shown herself to be incapable of accomplishing her job and has given her employer no reason to doubt her commitment to her career other than the simple fact that she is a woman And this discrimination does not go away After five years of constant working at the same rate and level as each other the pay gap actually increases A male will get paid an average of 28119 while a female only receives 22851 Gender Pay 1 This is how things have been done for years The man typically gets paid more money and holds more executive jobs than women do simply because they are males A man will be paid an average of 47 more than females in the course of their lives Gender Pay 1 Although this is wrong this has been tradition for so long both men and women have accepted this way of thinking as right and have just gone along with it There have been changes in regards to women in top positions within the last few years However although
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