I want to draw your attention to that first point, in particular. A person's first salary in the job market has been documented to have a lifetime effect on their earnings. That means people who start with a low salary for whatever reason: because they are women, are people of color, or even because they graduated in a recession,
So I was bowled over to see an article in The New York Times last week reporting that the Massachusetts state legislature has passed a law making it illegal for employers to ask about an applicant's salary before offering them a job. How long before other states follow suit?
I recommend you read both Vu's post and the NYTs article. They might would be great starting points for discussions in your museum over hiring practices, salaries and wage equity.
Monday musings are my way of sharing "brain blorts": brief, off-the-cuff thoughts about something I have read recently, both to help clarify my thinking an in the hopes of generating discussion and response. I give myself a few minutes to jot down a summary of the article(s) stuck in my brain, and outline why I think they may be important. I hope you help me explore these issues in the comments section, below, or via social media @futureofmuseums.