Reading a bit on the BBC it seems that male presenters may be asked to take a pay cut to appease the tofu weavers getting the sandals in a mess over the fact men get paid more than women. Would you take a pay cut to appease this sort of thing? There are women in our dept on the same money as blokes and play the "I’m a woman’ line when it suits them and get away with doing things.
I was amazed that Claudia Winkleman was on £450K+, she has to be one of the least talented bod on TV.
I though it was poor that the BBC was forced into disclosing who gets paid what because it is publicly funded. Frankly I think ALL public sector bodies should publish lists of everyone getting salaries of more that £70K (include any ‘perks’ they get and add a value to that) and open that to full and proper scrutiny. We are constantly being told that the public sector has no money and I am sure there are many in gilt-edged roles effectively getting money for old rope. Our company has gone through 2 processes whereby they look at the management structure they would need if they were starting again. It has resulted each time in several manager and supervisor posts going or taking on more responsibilities. Our dept had 3 managers and has had one for the last 7 years and supervisors from 7 to 3. I think many parts of the [ublic sector should go through this process. I’ve got mates who work for the council, hospitals and schools and say there are lots of people in jobs that could be lost and no one would notice.