Microsoft CEO says women asking for higher pay is 'bad karma'

Microsoft CEO says women asking for higher pay is 'bad karma'

The Chief Executive of Microsoft has apologised after claiming that women should not ask for a pay raise as it would not be “good karma”.

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Comments (6)

  • Chetan Shah
    Chetan Shah@ MB
    Thu, 23 Apr 2015 7:32pm BST
    I absolutely agree. Most Indians would align with this view. There is no gender based advise. Most likely he would have said the same for male salaries. Sensationalising a comment beyond its meaning is doing injustice to the leader as well as the cause.
  • Tim Taylor
    Tim Taylor
    Mon, 13 Oct 2014 9:54am BST
    29% of the workforce is women - what percentage hold top jobs? Are males and females paid the same for the same roles?

    Gender bias is subtle and therefore hard to deal with - noticing mistakes is a starting point, question is what will Microsoft do next?
  • Alex
    Alex
    Fri, 10 Oct 2014 3:56pm BST
    I can't help but feel this headline is just 'click grabbing'.

    Yes, he uses those words, but not to say women shouldn't ask but that companies should reward women fairly as a matter of course.

    Please don't sensationalise such sensitive issues as all that achieves is to set the cause back a step.
  • Jennifer
    Jennifer@ MB
    Fri, 10 Oct 2014 2:13pm BST
    I couldnt agree more with this statement. What a blatant, misquoted "headline grabber".
  • Andrea
    Andrea
    Fri, 10 Oct 2014 1:02pm BST
    Not the first time HR Grapevine takes things out of context or act like a tavbloid to get headlines. It's a distrubing trend in what used to be a good site for HR news.

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