A new study by research firm Catalyst found that while doing all the right things to get ahead in the workplace is effective for men, being proactive did not provide as great an advantage for women.
Conventional wisdom says that women are outnumbered by men in the boardroom because they fail to negotiate for themselves, opt out of certain tasks, or put the skids on their careers for family,reports
Eve Tahmincioglu of MSN.com. But, as Tahmincioglu reports in her story about Catalyst’s study, those assumptions are bunk.
The firm looked at commonly used career strategies and whether the gender gap persists because women and men adopt different methods to advance their careers. The findings revealed that men benefited more from adopting proactive strategies. However when women used the same tactics, they still advanced less than their male counterparts and had slower pay growth.
Regardless of the chosen career strategy, men outpace women in job advancement and pay from the get-go. There’s a $4,600 pay gap in their first post-MBA jobs, and that widens to $31,258 by mid-career, according to the study.
“This study busts the myth that ‘women don’t ask,’” said Ilene H. Lang, Catalyst’s president and chief executive. “In fact, they do. But it doesn’t get them very far. Men, by contrast, don’t have to ask. What’s wrong with this picture?”
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A waitress who wanted to get back at a customer, who failed to leave her a tip on his $28.98 tab, ended up having to apologize for her behavior.
Victoria Liss, a waitress at a Seattle restaurant called Bimbino Cantina, used her Facebook page to berate the non-tipper, who instead of leaving a tip left a scribbled note on the receipt that said: “You can stand to lose a couple of pounds,” reported ABC News.
Liss blasted the customer, Andrew Meyer, calling him a “yuppie scum.” Except the Andrew Meyer she berated was the wrong man. She lambasted another Andrew Meyer from Texas, who got a slew of nasty notes, according to a Seattle Post Intelligencer blog post.
“Beyond sorry, believe you me, just tried to make a point about the [expletive] way food service staff are treated,” Liss wrote on Facebook. “Threw the wrong guy under the bus.”
While the real Andrew Meyer has not been found, another Andrew Meyer of California decided to give Liss a tip.
He sent the waitress $28.98.
Waitresses Gone Wild
Seems there’s been quite a bit of revenge via social media for scorned wait staff.
Last year a Charlotte server lost her job for posting the wrong thing about the right person on her Facebook page.