This Girl That Was Fired From A Pizza Joint For Complaining About Equal Pay Learned A Valuable Life Lesson
Metro- Seventeen-year-old Jensen Walcott was fire from her job at Pizza Studio in Kansas City after she questioned her boss about equal pay.
The teenager had started working at the pizza place at the same time as her friend, Jake.
After discussing their wages, Jensen found that Jake was being paid more money, despite sharing the same age, experience and position as her. Jensen had been hired for $8 an hour while Jake was being given $8.25.
Not thinking this was fair, Jensen decided to call her boss to query the pay gap, just an hour after starting her first shift.
After calling her boss, Jensen was put on hold. ‘I was like, maybe when I’m on hold right now, she will just offer me $8.25 and everything is gonna be good but… she didn’t do that,’ she told FOX 4.
‘She said you’re fired,’ Jensen said.
‘Basically just like a 10 second phone call.’
Don’t worry though – Jake got fired for the same thing, too. To avoid being unfair and all that.
And there you have it folks, the simplest of reminders to pick your battles. Is it right that a girl with the same qualifications as her male coworker was making 25 cents less per hour? No, surely not. Is it worth it to complain about it to your FEMALE boss when you are being paid minimum wage to sling pepperoni? I think we all know the answer to that. There's a bunch of women out there facing real life discrimination. Women at the top of their field struggling to match salaries with the wealthiest of men. Smart, talented, and educated women repeatedly banging their head against the glass ceiling. Meanwhile, this 17 year old broad is standing on the concrete floor crying about equal pay when the only requirements of her application process were that she have 4 limbs and 5 senses. Guess what Jensen, you don't matter. Jake doesn't matter either. The reason you both got canned isn't because you uncovered some injustice in the payroll, it's because you don't speak unless spoken to when you are making less than $10 dollars an hour. Maybe Jake got offered a higher wage because he knows to just shut the fuck up and do his job instead of being the high maintenance cashier that asks too many questions. Ever think of that sweetheart? You want to right a wrong? Have Jake buy you a gum ball or two after your shift, because oppression isn't oppression unless it's costing you more than a 'Happy Meal' per week.