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Brushing up your Russian

Postby beachlion » Thu May 30, 2019 2:35 pm

https://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-48457590

This sounds like sexsism and discrimination at the same time.
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Re: Brushing up your Russian

Postby STEVIE » Thu May 30, 2019 5:12 pm

beachlion wrote:This sounds like sexsism and discrimination at the same time.


It is but I would also guess that it is quite legal in Russian law.
The company could just as likely have fired anyone for not adhering to a mandatory dress code of their choosing.
In all honesty that is what would happen in a lot of organisations in a lot of countries all over the world.
We can complain but that is the reality for the vast majority of employees today.
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Re: Brushing up your Russian

Postby Stu » Thu May 30, 2019 5:30 pm

beachlion wrote:https://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-48457590

This sounds like sexsism and discrimination at the same time.


Indeed it is sexism and discrimination. Women are being paid extra salary for wearing a skirt or dress while this is not an option for male staff. Totally discriminatory!
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Re: Brushing up your Russian

Postby vendeebeaches » Thu May 30, 2019 5:40 pm

I wish i could be paid extra to wear a skirt to work :D
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Re: Brushing up your Russian

Postby Sinned » Fri May 31, 2019 7:21 am

In this country they would have to offer the same incentive if a man wore a dress/skirt. It's dubious that the men in Russia could get the same payment.
I believe in offering every assistance short of actual help but then mainly just want to be left to be myself in all my difference and uniqueness.
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Re: Brushing up your Russian

Postby STEVIE » Fri May 31, 2019 10:12 am

Sinned wrote:In this country they would have to offer the same incentive if a man wore a dress/skirt. It's dubious that the men in Russia could get the same payment.


In best panto style,
Oh no they wouldn't! The offer itself would be discriminatory and therefore illegal.
BTW the Russian guys apparently get something for doing "macho" stuff, also discriminatory.
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