Nice girls finish last; ‘queen bees’ get paid

Central Florida Future:

According to the U.S. Department of Education, despite having earned higher college GPAs in every subject, young women will take home, on average across all professions, just 80 percent of what their male colleagues do.

What’s worse is that a Harvard study found that women who demand higher starting salaries are perceived as “less nice,” and thus are less likely to be hired.

I cannot believe that, in 2011, women are still judged on how well they can play the nice girl role in order to be hired.

The problem is that once you have the job, the nice girl role will not necessarily get you promoted. It is because of this that some women are forced to be more aggressive in the workplace, leaving some to be seen as engaging in “queen bee” behavior.

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