I was listening to the State of the Union and Obama is talking about working on fixing the gender gap in salaries in the workplace.
I keep hearing that men make more than women working the same jobs which I don’t have any reason to not believe. There are even mandatory signs on the billboards in the break rooms at work that state it.
But how do we know that this actually exists.
It is fairly close to a fireable offense to talk about how much you make with anybody you work with.
Here’s my easy fix. Make all salaries public knowledge within the company. Make it part of a webpage that HR regularly updates. That gap in pay would close in about 2 seconds.