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Pay equity should be a given, yet here we are

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“I’m getting paid exactly the same as (Tina Fey and Amy Poehler) did last year. No, I know, there was two of them. But it’s not my fault if they wanted to share the money, is it?”

— Ricky Gervais, hosting the 2016 Golden Globes, taking a jab at the lack of pay equity in Hollywood

Applicant: “I’m here about the assembly line position at your factory?”

Boss: “What are your qualifications?”

Applicant: “Well, I worked with cutting-edge widget assembly technology for five years in Mississauga. I have good references.”

Boss: “You can start right away. The pay is $16.20 an hour.”

Applicant: “$16.20? But a cousin of mine got a job on your assembly line last month and he’s making $26.50 an hour, and his previous experience was sorting caplin at the fish plant.”

Boss: “Yes, well, but you’re a woman, aren’t you? You could end up getting pregnant any time at all.”

Applicant: “But you can’t pay me less based on gender and because I might have a child some day.”

Boss: “Of course we can. If it........

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