There are still a lot of talk about the difference between getting a job as a woman as a man. Many say that being a man gives you an advantage when applying for a job, and while this certainly were true 20 years ago, is it still true today? It’s a question that can’t be answered with a simple yes or no. For instance if we look at the people who are currently unemployeed there are about as a many unemployed men as there are women. So according to those statistics, it’s equally hard to get a job for both men and women, but there are a lot more to it than just looking at the current number of people without a job. For instance there are a lot more females with some kind of education compared to the men, most of those who drop out of school or their education are men, more women seems to know the importance of this and often finish their education. Also more women are likely to take the jobs that nobody else wants, for instance a job in cleaning, serving food, picking berries etc. It’s often boring jobs with no long term opportunities. Most of the people applying for those kinds of jobs are women. If we look at factory like DC supply, a company producing container and mobilkøkken, then we see that in the management, 70% of the employees are men, the last 30% are women,the middle jobs, like tech support, engineers, accounting, human resources etc. it’s split more equally with about 50% males and women. If we take another step down the payroll, the numbers change once again. Now it’s around 60% and 40% men working the borings jobs with a low pay.
According to this it seems that women are more likely to take the low paid jobs compared to men, and this could indicate that it might be still be harder to women to get the good jobs, but maybe a little easier to get the low paid ones. If we goto 10 years back in time and look at D supply again, the numbers were even worse. Back then only 20% of the women were in management, 40% in the middle, and 70% in the bottom of the company, so things have definitely improved, but not quiet as much as we would have liked. And if we look at other similar companies, the trend is more or less the same here. To few women at the good jobs and to many at the bad ones.
This only shows that the women are less picky when it comes to taking a job, even when they have a good education, compared to men, so basically you can say that it’s not harder for a woman to get a job, but it’s still harder to get a good job.
At billig kreatin, you can see more examples of women vs men in top jobs.