Sexism at the BBC!

The statistics show the corporation has 82 men in the top management grade with an average salary of £165,000, compared with 42 women on £148,000.

The difference in salary is not apparent in the grade below, with both genders being paid an average just over £99,000. But there are still more than double the number of male employees: 223 men compared with 111 women.

Across all levels, women are paid an average £5,000 less than men, earning £37,100 a year compared with £41,800.


Err, yes
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Men tend not to take 2-10 years out to raise the kiddies. More women than men do. Men thus dominate the top end of professions and careers where time served leads to promotion.

And?

4 comments on “Sexism at the BBC!

  1. An 8% gender pay gap is what they have in Norway. And that’s after decades of having full pay and tax disclosure and all manner of schemes to promote women in the workplace.

    It would seem that the BBC and Norway provide actual proof that it is motherhood and not discrimination that accounts for any gender imbalance in salaries or numbers in the higher echelons of business.

  2. Men thus dominate the top end of professions and careers where time served leads to promotion.

    Right. But there are an awful lot of lefty feminists out there who think that women taking 2-10 years out mid-career should not hamper their getting to the top end of their careers. I suspect that even if they finally realised they were complaining about a motherhood gap instead of a gender gap, they would seek to eliminate it.

  3. The BBC is paying 350 people 99,000+ a year?? WTF!! Is there any comparable organisation anywhere in the real world that pays like that? Thank God I don’t have to buy a licence.

  4. “Men tend not to take 2-10 years out to raise the kiddies. More women than men do. Men thus dominate the top end of professions and careers where time served leads to promotion.”

    It wouldn’t even be difficult to adjust the data to take this into account.. how come that never seems to get done? Either the people in charge of the data are idiots, or they just don’t want anyone to see the real state of things..

    In the organisation I work for we had a time when eight of the top ten earners were male.. but if you ranked people by [salary/age] then seven of the top ten were female.

    “I suspect that even if they finally realised they were complaining about a motherhood gap instead of a gender gap, they would seek to eliminate it”

    I know several who this absolutely applies to – but, rest assured, they don’t think that the solution is to ignore the fact that women take time away from their careers, they think that the solution is to try to reduce the ‘childcare differential’ between men and women. That’s a big ask, obviously, and may be doomed to failure.. but we should, at least, equalise male/female pa/maternity rights so that the law doesn’t actively encourage the division.

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