On Equal Pay Day: Plenty to be said about the gender income gap

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HOUSTON, Texas - What's up with the gap?  It's Equal Pay Day and we all have something to say about it.

"I was a lifeguard when I was 15 years old," remembers Anastasia Hansen, "and while I made $5.40 an hour, my male counterpart made $6 an hour.   I'm still bitter about that."

Do you like statistics?  Well, women don't like to earn only 78% of what their males counterparts bring home either.  According to CNN Money, even among school teachers, where women hold 70% of the jobs, it looks like men get a paycheck 13% heavier.   And speaking of glass ceilings, did you know that women make up 53% of entry-level employees but only 19% of senior executives?

"I do see that in recent years that gap is narrowing," said Jasmine Fowler.

Here's somebody who got the memo.  Gravity Payments founder and CEO, Dan Price, decided to cut his own salary from $1 million to $70,000 to make sure nobody in his company earns less than that number.  Being a stock-holder, we don't know whether that's a big price to pay for Mr. Price, but what a nice surprise!

"I think that's wonderful," expressed David Langenfeld.  "I think that more people should do that. Employees ought to be treated more fairly."

Men are from Mars, women are from Venus… but money is money.  So, let's make the gender income gap history because it's just not right.


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