US Job Market, Women, Gender Issues & Politicians

Gender issues still exist in US workforce  – Really? 

What really defines the ‘gender issues’ in the United States?

  • Politicians
  • Equality in pay
  • Low-wage workers
  • Job status – FT vs. PT
  • Single women with children
  • Married couples work and economic status
  • Gender issues with race issues
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Ask yourself;

  • Is it a ‘gender issue’ or a ‘personal responsibility issue’? 
  • Do Politicians create the ‘gender issue’ as a distraction to divide women into voting blocs?
  • What really matters now that we live in a Global Emerging Economy with advanced technology?

Personal Responsibility:

Do you have one of these degrees?  Your pay is and will be based on your knowledge not your gender.

Top degrees for the future: 
Careers Of The Future 2025 -

If you are currently working, thinking about re-entering the workforce or raising a daughter to enter the work force make a plan. Make a plan to deal with life not gender issues.

  • What is your education? 
  • What is your background?
  • What are the financial benefits of working with a family needs?
  • Is your career now or when the kids are out of the house?
  • Do your parents or partners parents need care?  Will they need care?
  • Will you work in the same town or even country as your family?
  • Who is your competition in the US and abroad?

The statistics of the past about women in the workforce, pay, family and gender issues are of the past the world is a different place today and will continue to change.  If you continue to focus on the past you will not be prepared for the future.

Something to think about:
U.S. agency sees robots replacing humans in service jobs by 2025

Cities of opportunity 2012: Where the jobs will be in 2025

Business Responsibilities:

Businesses are regulated already by laws and regulations that protect both men and women against gender issues in the work environment.  New government laws and regulations will not change the ‘gender issues’ in organizations.  If you don’t understand the Laws and Regulations already in place to protect your rights you need to start reading. I think we are focused on the wrong issues.

A few tips that I've found helpful:

~ Life in NOT fair and never will be.
~ Pick your partner carefully as well as your education. 

Lastly, if you chose to have children or you have parents to take care off grow up and take on the responsibility.  If having it all means having a job and family make the sacrifices.

If you are complaining about equality you didn’t create a plan and you haven’t focused on what creates ‘real change’. 

The real questions that you might want to start asking.

Married?

  • Do you understand what a ‘gender issue’ deals with in the work place?
  • Do you understand current laws and regulations?
  • Did you have a conversation about having children?
  • Did you have a conversation about parental care?
  • Did you have a conversation about who works and who doesn’t?
  • Did you have a conversation about careers?
  • Did you make a short-term and long-term plan for your career?
  • Did you make a plan for continuing you own professional development?
  • What is important to your family?
  • What makes you happy?

Single?

  • Did you make a plan for continuing you own professional development?
  • Do you understand what a ‘gender issue’ deals with in the work place?
  • Do you understand current laws and regulations?
  • Did you make a short-term and long-term plan for your career?
  • Do you have a financial plan for life?  What is worth your efforts?
  • What is really important to you?
  • What makes you happy?

Looking for someone to blame – Look in the mirror first than think about GE and who you pay as elected officials, the US government is not going to rescue you from the global economy or any US workplace ‘gender issues’.  Politicians have no short-term or long-term strategic plan to deal with ‘gender issues’ ONLY short-term re-election goals.  Politicians create a  lot of noise and new laws and regulations in a Political spin for women’s votes.

 

 

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