Friday, October 7, 2011

I have his solution!!!


Helen Kelly, vice-president of the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions, believes Alasdair Thompson should resign. 

(Joanne does not think he should quit, just take another look at the available workforce... see below!)

The Council of Trade Unions (CTU) says the head of the Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA) should resign, after he suggested one reason women are paid less than men is because they take "sick days" once a month.
Responding to a Green Party bill seeking to require employers to record the gender of their employees along with pay levels, EMA chief executive Alasdair Thompson today admitted there was a gender pay gap -- 12 per cent according to figures -- but said women took the most sick days.
"Why? Because once a month they have sick problems. Not all women, but some do, they have children they have to take time off to go home and take leave," he told NewstalkZB.
Therefore their productivity was lower.
"I don't like saying these things because it sounds like I'm sexist, but it's a fact of life."

Dear Mr. Thompson,

I have the perfect solution to your conumdrum... hire women over 50!!!

That monthly thing is all over, although without some hormone imbalance tend to get cranky, but hey, so do men. (ever hear of male menopause??).

Got to leave work to take care of the kids... naaahh... they are all old enough to take care of themselves (and go out and get their own job, hint, hint).

Of course, women of a certain age will take no guff from sexist- over- the- hill- bureaucrates like you, but the work will get done... on time... with high quality..

You will also be reminded to wipe your feet, wash your hands and hang up your coat when you are in the office..



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