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09 July 2008 @ 04:52 pm
your response?  
The other night, I had a drunken conversation with my friend Roger. We were talking about equality of the sexes, equal pay for equal work, etc.

Roger (who I often describe as the most capitalism-oriented person I have EVER met), said that in today's economic culture, it's all about making maximum profit. In order to do this, you need the most efficient and effective workforce as possible. For example, hiring a scrawny person for a job as a mason would detract from your profits significantly as opposed to hiring a very muscular, fit worker. In the business world, you want people on your staff who are most likely to get the job done well and be consistent workers. Because many women choose to bear children, they are statistically more likely to want to take off more work than men, despite performance on the job. Therefore, gender aside, the workers more likely to remain working, who are therefore more productive, deserve higher pay and promotions because they are more valuable to the company (monetarily).

How would you respond? Just curious. I don't even remember what I said, but I sure there was more convincing and coherent way to say it.