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Gender adjustment

Amid all the hoo-ha surrounding last week’s gender-pay-gap revelations, an employee at a large consultant was being somewhat sanguine about the whole thing. He told one of my hacks that the more averagely paid women at his firm may have benefited from money being diverted from the more averagely paid men in order to reduce an apparent – and not insignificant – imbalance created by a few very highly paid males at the top. Perhaps my hack caught him on a particularly cynical day, but I’m not sure how women would feel to learn that men are the real victims in all this…

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