Wednesday, May 20, 2015

New Vision Salaries Prove that Being A Woman Is a Bad Life Choice

Like a lot of people, salary leaks are my favourite corporate scandal. I don't really care for news on which boss is sleeping with which junior employee or what politics precipitated so and so's firing. That's just mundane in a workplace. A salary leak? Now, that's truly juicy.

But salary leaks very quickly become depressing. Every time I have seen a leak, I am astounded by how many people I thought of as peers, are in fact so far out of my league. There's always a certified office buffoon who earns so very much. More painfully though, salary leaks remind me that; I can work as hard as a donkey and as smart as Richard Branson, but as long as I am a woman, I probably should continue to explore the option of marrying into money. Every company I ever worked for hired far fewer women than men for high paying jobs and on average paid them less than their male counterparts in the same circle. Now look at the latest leak --- the New Vision salaries. Of the 25 top paid officers, only 7 are women and they on average earn 6% less than the men in the same group. Indeed only 27% of the pie at that level is availed to women. But why? Why? Why us?

The Sexism is alive and well in you New Vision.  It is alive and well.

Waama reader; in the chart below, the pink blocks are women's salaries, and the blue are men's--- seeing as we are sticking with sexism. I have excluded the names and positions related to each salary because munange, they are highly paid people in my industry. I dare not bite the hand that might feed me in the future. But, if you bought today's Red Pepper... Or if you discreetly run your cursor over the graphic... ssshhhh

Procurement Manager: 7,623,0007623000Editor Saturday Vision: 8,800,0008800000Head of IT: 8,687,3228687322Editor, New Vision: 13,080,05413080054Manager, Credit Control: 7,623,0007623000Managing Editor, Regionals: 12,213,01412213014Head of Digital : 11,000,00011000000Managing Editor : 22,036,66613566666Chief Finance Officer : 24,594,79024594790Chief Operations Officer : 24,594,79024594790CEO: 37,334,00037334000Manager Investments: 9,740,3659740365Head of Engineering: 8,580,0008580000Head of Printing : 12,201,46612201466Head of Radio: 15,374,09615374096Head of Television : 13,750,00013750000Editor Sunday Vision: 8,800,0008800000Chief Human Resource Officer : 10,000,00010000000Editor in Chief : 24,594,79024594790Chief Internal Editor : 12,100,00012100000News Editor, New Vision: 7,987,1007987100Manager Treasury: 9,920,7419920741Company Secretary: 14,520,00014520000Head of Sales: 11,000,00011000000


  1. We just might need to start bringing to the newsroom our kids to can help us scream into their ears that "mummy needs money to buy my bread!"

  2. The sexism is alive, well, kicking, thriving... eh!

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