Obama really hurt the country when he ran around falsely stating that there is a wage gap in the United States between men and women. A lot of impressionable people out there believed him and it’s simply not true. A simple Google search will tell you it’s not true but common sense should tell you that. If you’ve ever had a job you understand it’s simply not true that men get paid more for the same work. Why would an employer do that? If that were true, employers would just hire all women and save a ton of money.
Sadly, we often see cases of women using that false narrative to file lawsuits or attack employers.
That’s what just happened in Boston and as usual there is a perfectly reasonable explanation as to why the woman is getting paid less.
From The Daily Wire:
The first chair flutist for the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) is suing the organization, claiming she receives $70,000 less than her male counterpart because she is a woman.
Elizabeth Rowe joined the BSO when she was 29 after a blind audition, which, according to The Washington Post involved playing “behind a brown, 33-foot polyester screen” so no one knew her gender or race. Rowe is now 44, and knows that John Ferrillo, a 63-year-old man, makes nearly $70,000 more than her, because his salary was disclosed in a tax filing since the BSO is a nonprofit organization.
Ferrillo has been with the BSO since 2001. Rowe has been with the orchestra since 2004. Ferrillo was also lured away from the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Post reported, by offering to pay him “twice what the orchestra’s rank-and-file-make.”
But the biggest difference between the two? Rowe plays the flute, while Ferrillo plays the oboe. Two very different instruments. So, this is not a case of unequal pay for equal work. The BSO provided the Post with a statement in which it “defended its pay structure, saying that the flute and oboe are not comparable because, in part, the oboe is more difficult to play and there is a larger pool of flutists.”
The BSO insisted gender plays no role in compensating players.
There you go.
This isn’t a case of equal pay for equal work. These are two different instruments and the talent pool is a lot different for each instrument.