Report on Female Staff Discrimination at Columbia University, February 1971, page 13
‘ ,:.».»...u-.-....- 3 A-.. . ........-......t...-....‘ . . J03 OFFERS/1RANSYERS 3' ,. Sixteen women indicated experiences with discrimination ﬁireetly relating to initial inn offers or transrnrs within the Columbia com-ﬂk nunity, and the Department of.Pursonuvl was frcnnently criticized furl vfailing to notify women of appropriate positions. "...aFtcr three months as a secretary, I requested a transfer because I thought I had more capabilities. The personnel officer said boredom and better capa- bilities were no reasons for a better job..." (3) wPosition: Clerk-tynist. Education: B.A_ degree "When I was hired at Columbia as‘a clerk typist, I »was told by the interviewer that I was almost certain of a_"position" for the reason that I was the wife of a student. ‘Columbia likes to.hire student wives.‘ Gradually it has dawned upon me the reason why. Student wives generally have a college education, they are willing, conscientious workers who are easily trained and their term of employment is brief. For the University means good workers and no raises." (H2) Position: Clerk-typist. Education: n,S, + graduate work SALARY. Complaints on salary were received from twenty—four WOMEN . ‘ "I can't honestly say that I'm being exploited obviously because I don't have a college degree and also because my salary jumped $2,500 within nil months. However, I would like to note that the man who had my job was making '$1S,000 (I helieve) and had a full time secretary (7,500) who, in turn, had a student assistant! Nuudless to say, the University is saving the sum of $16,500 on me. (19) POSITION: administrative EDUCATION: lg years of college who held the.assnviate,cditorship...in'I968 a secretarial appointment...P's successor, D.H.,.held the same.position in 1969 after graduating from Columbia College in 1908., He entered on a secre« tarial appointment and came at a starting salary of $8,500. (I) was hired at $7,800...as supporting staff...because I am a woman...I was never told there was a 5-8% limitation on raises for supporting staff...I am sure no male would be hired as an editor without an appointment because the Uni- versity would not conceive of hiring a male professional at such a low salary, especially with such limited prospects of increase.". (37) Position: Associate Editor "P.S.(ma1e) entered on Bducation:_ A;B. "In 1968 it was made clear by the Dean of my school at a staff meeting that a man and I were to be co-equally respon- sible for the operation of our office. The male, however, .,,,...,.,.,..... 44. . ...aw..r..; ..,a..;s,»ey-.4.-Mg»... .‘ _' .. .,........~.,,. ..., . ,, m~,......,.l.....«—-m\~, ~.... .,....,,..-,, . ,.