You’re applying for a job with Serco? Then be prepared to lie about the gender pay gap.

Serco is a major British outsourcing company, with an annual turnover of £3.1 billion, and 100,000+ employees, mostly in the UK.

Our thanks to a supporter, Dave, for sending us this. It’s the short multiple-choice quiz Serco uses as part of the employment process. Question 2 is this:

What is the average percentage less that female workers are paid compared to males working exactly the same position? [my emphasis]

– 8%
– 13%
– 17%

The correct answer, 0%, is of course not available. Human Remains has long been a female-dominated field, and we shouldn’t be surprised to see feminist ideology play a part in the recruitment process – though it’s rarely so overt. I think we can guess how a man who wrote in ‘0%’ would fare thereafter with his job application.

The best article we know about in connection with the gender pay gap is William Collins’s, here. The positive pay gap for women in their 20s has increased since he wrote the piece.

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About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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2 Responses to You’re applying for a job with Serco? Then be prepared to lie about the gender pay gap.

  1. epistemol says:

    Perhaps the worst, most insidious lie is the one sneaked in as though it is simply reflecting normality.

    The hope is that it will get in under the radar, and be subconsciously absorbed without question, especially when mixed with a bit of truth – they missed that trick here making it a doubly clumsy bit of failed manipulation.

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