On WWYD: Should I Be Upset Because a New Hire is Getting Paid the Same Salary as Me?

@garli Yep, pushed for more details and got mansplained to nobody gets paid what they're worth. He then actually went on a rant about all his peers at the company who likely were being paid much more than him (coincidentally enough, said peers he mentioned were all women. Make of that what you will)

Posted on August 14, 2014 at 1:39 pm 0

On WWYD: Should I Be Upset Because a New Hire is Getting Paid the Same Salary as Me?

@mollyringwald Already looking! Actually have a phone interview next week :)

Posted on August 14, 2014 at 1:35 pm 2

On WWYD: Should I Be Upset Because a New Hire is Getting Paid the Same Salary as Me?

@Aconite You were right, I'm a woman!

Posted on August 14, 2014 at 1:31 pm 0

On WWYD: Should I Be Upset Because a New Hire is Getting Paid the Same Salary as Me?

@Theestablishment Letter writer here and can provide a little more info: jobs are not on the same level, I will be senior to him. I'm a senior features editor and he will be a junior staff writer. His job will mostly involve short form articles but there are multiple annual features he will be reporting directly to me on. The relationship isn't formally spelled out but everybody, including my manager treats it as such.

Posted on August 14, 2014 at 1:31 pm 0

On The Tanda System

Ohh I know this by another name too. I'm Somali and we call it a 'hagbad'. Primarily done by the women and since most Somalis are Muslims, its a great way to get money quickly that doesn't involve banks and interest. My parents used it for big purchases such as family holidays. I actually used it to pay off my Masters as the university wanted the money upfront and though I earned enough to pay it over the year, I didn't have it all at the time they wanted it by. Love this article, I never realised that other cultures had it as well.

Posted on July 2, 2013 at 3:55 pm 1