Friday, February 13, 2015

Rocket Scientist and Smart Women

According to a study, women ages 22 to 30 with no children and no spouse earned a higher median income than comparable men in 39 of the 50 largest U.S. cities in 2008.

Well, yeah . . . take away my gray hair, the wrinkles, make me single without children with the body of a twenty year old and I, too, could take on any 20 year old man in a major city. I don't think it took a rocket scientist to figure this one out.

Wait, here's a scenario: a co-ed team of workers were tasked with this study. The women took it seriously and conducted the research and came up with the findings. The men, however, thought the study dumb, after all everyone know men make more money. So instead of doing research and polling the population, they spent their time at the local bar.

When it was time to present their results to their manager, the men had nothing to show and, as usual, begged the women to share their findings - which they did. The study was approved to be published. After their presentation, their manager asked one of the men, "Have you ever considered Wichita, Kansas?" 

He looked puzzled and replied, "No Mam."

With that she announced that the women would get raises and promotions. 

The man was startled, "Why did the women get a raise when we did not and why in the world would I want to live in Wichita?"

"Young man," said the manager, "If you had even read the study you would know Wichita is one of the eleven cities where men do earn a higher median income than comparable women." 

It is like my Daddy used to say, there is always a man in charge with a woman sitting behind him either telling him he is wrong or what to do. 

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