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This diversity thing is almost a joke....seriously. A lady says her goal is to focus on promoting women and she is celebrated. What if a man said the same thing regarding men....? where is fairness?

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This argument is similar to the Black Lives Matter/ All Lives Matter debacle. The focus is on women because there is statistically a gap between the percentage of women in higher positions. There doesn’t need to be extra attention for men because men being promoted is the norm. Attention to women does not take away or lessen men being promoted in the same fashion as BLM doesn’t take away from the importance of “other lives”.

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I would hire the woman of course. You add in for the known gaps in access, skew in testing and lack of support and when properly weighted she is more qualified. But that's why mon competitive people want to stick to a disproven model that favors people based on hitting markers that may or may not be available to them vs the skill and potential. Recognizing the bias in hiring and fixing isn't a bad thing. If you are less competitive, it's because your not the better candidate, not matter how many figures you manipulate.

A man would get funny looks if he said the same thing regarding men because there is no need to declare the status quo. Men promoting men has been a reality forever.

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I don’t mind, if I ever feel like I hit a diversity or glass ceiling I would just leave at that point. I met a few people at the clients who jumped ship because they were told only a particular gender is going to get the promotion. They all jumped into significantly better situations. So even though a woman gets the promo where they left, the pay gap was massive. And she was stuck having to replace all these people who jump ship. Honestly not sure if it’s good for her or not

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Maybe women should do this every time they will likely get paid more. Most people don’t care of a woman gets promoted over you, problem is our ego says this is our time and it didn’t happen so you leave and make sure it does happen somewhere else. Same would occur if a guy got the promotion. Now in terms of being directly told, Deloitte says so all the time(in more legally friendly wording) but our structure is such that there is often more space available , and if you didn’t make it one year you simply wait and you are likely to get it another year. This is not the same with clients At the end of the day everyone is looking out for themselves. I don’t think greed is gender base

OP - what is your perspective on what we can do to focus or celebrate the promotion of men in the modern workplace?

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