September 15, 2009
Report on Glass Ceiling Effect Employment Problems Faced by Women and Minorities
The “Glass Ceiling Effect” does not only hurt the victims, but it hurts us all. There are many, many victims of the Glass Ceiling Effect, including women, minorities, the aged, Deaf, blind and handicapped, but there is an answer to this problem. We must all learn that no matter what the differences, we are all created equal in the eyes of God, and should be treated as such.
Schermerhorn says in our Management 10e, “The “Glass Ceiling Effect” is a subtle form of discrimination, an invisible barrier or ceiling limiting career advancement of women and minorities.”1
The “Glass Ceiling” is different than barriers to advancement, like education or experience requirements. This is a barrier that prevents people who are qualified from moving up in the corporation. These people could be women, ethnic minorities, older people, overweight women, obese men and women, Deaf, blind, handicapped, and many others who are victims of discrimination or the “Glass Ceiling Effect.”
The glass ceiling starts to form as soon as women enter the work force after College; they are faced with discrimination, and belief that they won’t be able to do as good a job as a man. A man and a woman, who both have the same education and training for a job, will have a big difference in their yearly income.
According to a post at paperstore.com on the internet, “In a first year job, a man will make approximately $14,619 compared to a woman who will make only $12,201. That is a pay gap of 17%. There is no reason why there should be any gap in their incomes during the first year of their jobs.”2
Wal-Mart is in the process of being sued by a group of 1.5 million women, for not paying equal work for equal pay. It also states that Wal-Mart did not...