Carreer options, what to do!!

@Starline (681)
United States
March 24, 2007 4:02am CST
As the last part of my education we have a 7 months internship. I got my first offer a week ago, but the problem was that I was only offered $300 per week as opposed to my two male classmates that were offered $500 per week. We have the same grades and otherwise equal qualifications. I responded in a polite way if there was a possibility of receiving $400 per week instead, and since they haven't responded since, I think that I lost the opportunity. I guess it I shouldn't have asked for a higher pay since I didn't have any option yet, but I'm annoyed that they offered the guys so much higher starting pay. What would you have done?
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@hcromer (2711)
• United States
10 Apr 07
What line of work is this? You probably really were discriminated against for being a woman, in which case I wouldn't want to work for them anyway. You have every right to be annoyed.
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@Starline (681)
• United States
10 Apr 07
I complained and now they offer me 400 instead a week. I think that I will take it and hopefully soon prove to them that I am worth more.
24 Mar 07
There is so much inequality still around in the business world hun, good for you for taking a stand against it.
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@Starline (681)
• United States
24 Mar 07
Yeah, I got really annoyed they I was offered 40% less pay.