Complete bollocks of course

EHRC: Women must wait 70 years for fair share of top jobs

Nope, not an ounce of truth in the assertion.

More than 5,400 women are “missing” from the country’s 26,000 most powerful jobs in business, the law, politics and the arts, according to a report from the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

The study blamed the “outdated” long-hours culture in many companies for forcing women out of contention for senior management posts and prompting many to abandon the corporate world altogether.

People who don\’t put in the apprenticeship don\’t get the top jobs. Woes, how unfair.

“We had hoped to see an increase in the number of women in positions of power, however this isn’t happening. Many women disappear from the paid workforce after they have children, so employers lose their skills.

People who decide  to not even compete for the top jobs don\’t get the top jobs.

My word, this really is unfair, isn\’t it?

By the way love, it\’s not for employers to deploy the skills of the populace, it\’s for the populace to decide how they\’d like to deploy their skills. If women who have children decide that raising the little snotmachines is more important than creating a diversity outreach policy then good luck the them and all who sail in her.

What we\’re really seeing here is evidence that, on average mind (for there is always more variation within each group than there is between the male and female groups), women have better things to do with their lives than working for The Man. I mean, seriously, I\’d love to be the big lasagna at some FTSE 100 company. But I wasn\’t, and if I had my time again I wouldn\’t be again, willing to spend 30 years as a corporate drone to get there. That large numbers of women look at the trade offs and decide \”Fuck it, let\’s go make daisy chains and play Patty Cake with the kids\” is just fine by me. Just as I decided it was much more fun to go and crawl through the rubble of really existing socialism than it was to compile sales figures for western Dorset.

Beds, lie in them how you made them etc.

I will say though that I do find it hugely amusing that it\’s those who tell us that work isn\’t everything, that it\’s the work life balance, time spent with children and family which really matters, who complain so bitterly about people actually choosing a bit more family and life in that balance.

3 thoughts on “Complete bollocks of course”

  1. I will say though that I do find it hugely amusing that it’s those who tell us that work isn’t everything, that it’s the work life balance

    Have you ever considered that this talk about “work/life balance” comes from the same sort of people who think we should all be smallholders and knitting our own yurts?

    The thing with the housewife/worker set up is that it’s about specialisation. One of you writes brilliant programs while the other one makes brilliant hotpot.

    (A lot of couples with kids aren’t much better off because they have to pay for after-school clubs, cleaners and then the wife just spends the extra income on having a nice car, clothes etc).

  2. But you’re missing one of socialism’s fundamental goals.. that is to have one’s cake and eat it….

    As long as someone else is paying of course

  3. Most of my peers who achieved more (than I) worked harder and put in longer hours. It’s not rocket science. I appreciate hours worked, effort and results are not always synonymous, but in general terms, people usually get what they deserve.

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