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The Age Pay Gap FFS.

We’ve had the gender pay gap.

And now Radhika Sanghani  is complaining about the ethnicity pay gap.

But there’s one pay gap that people just aren’t talking about: the age pay gap.

I’d like to complain about that.

Indulge me.

Older workers get paid more on average than younger workers – fact.

On average, workers over forty get paid 90% more than those under thirty.

Admittedly this is because they work longer hours, in more demanding roles, with greater responsibilities, and with less competition for these roles.

Additionally, older people have personal responsibilities and so they tend to demand more money, and have the skills and experience to know how to ask for a pay rise.

This is manifestly unfair – young people simply don’t have the skills and experience to know how to ask for a pay rise, or indeed to do the jobs that these older workers do.

This is also unfair.

When will this be taken seriously by government and money taken out of the productive economy to pay retarded progressives to come up with rules and laws that force employers to pay all workers the same, regardless of their age?

It can’t come soon enough comrade.

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Quentin Vole
Quentin Vole
5 years ago

In other news, morons earn below average wages. (Except in the public sector, obvs.)

Jonathan Harston
Jonathan Harston
5 years ago

People who do more work get paid more, Unfair!!!! Flat universal wages for everybody regardless of labour, comrades, it’s the only way forward!

5 years ago

I tend to agree. When you’re young with high testosterone levels is when you need the Ferrari. Pay should actually go down with age.

5 years ago

Could it possibly be because some of us wrinklies actually know what we are doing? I normally get paid by the job, not the hour, and the last time someone wanted to pay me by the hour it was for a lower-level job so I told her that that the job wasn’t worth my last hourly rate.

You have got it wrong sonny, it is a COMPETENCE pay gap.

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