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|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Everything a woman needs to know to get paid what she's worth /|
|Author||Bird, Caroline, ; Mandelbaum, Helene|
|Publisher||David McKay Company,|
|Subjects||Women--Employment--United States. ; Pay equity--United States. ; Frauenarbeit ; Lohn ; USA.|
|Additional Subjects||Women--Employment--United States ; Equal pay for Equal work--United States|
|Collation||xiii, 304 pages ; 22 cm|
Includes bibliographical references.
The female job ghetto -- Women in men's jobs -- Nonsexist career opportunities -- Tactics for job-hunters : predicting discrimination -- Tactics for promotion : avoiding discrimination -- Tactics for women at the top -- Rebutting the myths -- Tactics for self-employers -- Blue-collar opportunities -- Affirmative action programs -- The legal route -- Collective action ; unions and caucuses. Caroline Bird offers a pragmatic, sensible guide for women longing to escape from that low-pay, dead-end job in the secretarial ghetto--but she assumes a certain amount of liberation up front. The quickest, surest way to make money and move up is to get "a man's job." If you're snickering -- don't. Laughing at sexism signifies tacit acceptance of the kind of thinking that still prevails in banks, insurance companies, advertising, Wall Street and just about everywhere despite the 1972 Equal Employment Opportunity Act. There is sound advice on how best to parlay your resources, and discussions on the various discriminatory tricks and traps used to keep women down or out: setting "qualifications" higher for her than for him, bestowing fancy titles but small paychecks, bypassing women for promotions -- and ways to get around such ploys. The format is efficiently question-and-answer but there's nothing slapdash about the canny tactics and suggestions.