Oct 18, 2010

Jobs in Which Women Make More Than Men

working women unite — the June report on women’s earnings, released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics this month, doesn’t indicate any earth-shattering progress in the gender wage gap debate. Women are still earning less than men, although the exact pay gap depends on age. At worst, the 35-44 year-old woman makes 73.6 percent of what her male counterpart earns, while a 20-24 year-old woman makes 92.9 percent. This could, in part, be due to the fact that there are more women (69 percent) in lower-paying industries like health and education, versus lucrative engineering and computing roles (9 percent)

Science Technicians- Life, Physical and Social Science 
Average weekly earnings:
Women: $740
Men: $723

Average weekly earnings:

Women: $466
Men: $448

Preschool and Kindergarten Teachers
Average weekly earnings:

Both sexes: $612
Women: $614

Dietitians and nutritionists
Average weekly earnings:

Women: $770
Men: $759

Clerks: Information, record, order, interviewer
Average weekly earnings:
Women: $681
Both sexes: $679

Miscellaneous Personal Appearance Workers
 Average weekly earnings:

Women: $434
Both sexes: $422

Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants, Bartender Helpers
 Average weekly earnings:

Women: $400
Men: $360

Teacher Assistants
 Average weekly earnings:

Women: $474
Men: $454


Animals at the Subway Map

 In London, in 1988, Paul MIDDLEWICK satisfying, subway, his daily journey from home to work. He looked vaguely familiar to the map and, just as earthly representations we see in the clouds, he found an elephant in the lines of the subway.

The game did not end there: by making stations, connections and the vast number of extensive overlapping lines, shortly emerge saw silhouettes of animals like bats, flamingos, dogs and whales. Years later, with the advent of the Internet, he founded a Web site that gathers a, shall we say, “underground zoo”.

The simple idea spawned a page which currently receives on average 700,000 visits per month. The project was beyond the computer screens and has permeated newspapers and magazines around the world, reaching out to turn a game in a newspaper circulating in subway stations in London. On the site, beyond the image gallery, they sell t-shirts, mugs and a book. There is also a game where visitors can try out new animals. Are you able to let their imagination run free to the point?

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How to handle sticky situations

The Etiquette of Uncomfortable Questions

Situation: A friend asks if she looks good in an outfit, and the answer is something other than yes.

Solution: Blame the clothes, not the person. "Never say 'You look terrible in that.' Instead say 'Those pants are wrinkly in the back and don't show off your cute tush,' " says Clinton Kelly, cohost of the Learning Channel's What Not to Wear and a coauthor of Dress Your Best ($20, amazon.com). "If everything in the dressing room is too tight, remember: Misery loves company. Say 'That brand always runs small. I tried on four pairs of pants last week before I found the right ones.' " Then find a better alternative. If one outfit looked great, have your friend try it on again, and compliment an aspect of it that other choices lacked. Finally, timing is everything. "If you're in a dressing room, you can make a difference, so be honest," says Kelly. "But if your friend is running out the door or already in public, why burst her bubble?"

Related: Social Deadlines

Situation: Someone asks you out on a date, but you're not interested.

Solution: "Never, ever make up a boyfriend or any excuse that you could get caught lying about," says Lesley Carlin, coauthor of More Things You Need to Be Told. Be as gentle and respectful as possible, by keeping your answer vague but firm. Say "Thank you so much for the offer, but I really have too much going on, and I don't think this is for me right now." If you work together, use company policy (or your own personal rule) as your reason not to get involved. "It's a perfect excuse," says Carlin.