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29 November 2017

People with masculine names get paid more

A quirky, but nonetheless depressing survey, by recruitment agency Adzuna, finds that having a male name can add considerably to your salary. You can try it out for yourself at Adzuna’s ValueMyName site.

With examples that should keep bloggers and journalists happy for months to come, Adzuna’s survey found that the highest earning female names (Liz, Jo and Michelle) earned £22,000 less than the highest earning male names (Ed, Giles, and Gerry).

The answer, as a very senior woman told me many years ago, is to be called Chris, a factor which she said had played no small part in her success.  Typing in Chris, rather than Sheila, more than doubled my worth, so there must be something in what she said!

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