equality for allewquality in the workplacesmothers brothersThere is a great deal of discussion, particularly in the United States Presidential election about equality. A few of the candidates feel that there is no equality between men and women. Is it just rhetoric or is is true? Many women hold high level positions and receive excellent salaries and employment packages including, health benefits, holiday pay, automobile allowance, etc. Equality in the workplace is an interesting topic.  There are a number of industries that favor women and they are well compensated for their efforts.  I knew a woman who didn’t have a college education, and no additional courses after high school. Yet she worked for an insurance agency in the workman’s compensation section and she was paid very well.  She made more than her husband and he was a Certified Public Accountant.  In the restaurant business both women and men are paid based on their abilities.  This includes a server right up to the chef and manager.  One of the highest paid field in the United States is the staff at universities and colleges.  When my children were in college, I often skimmed through their books and was shocked when they had to do a report of the equality of pay for both men and women and the industries that were the highest paid.  By far, the university staff were among the highest compensated.  That took me by surprise as there are often articles about how little they are paid and why the universities need additional funding.   Sales people on commission has complete equality.  The man or woman can either do a good job and make a decent living, or they need an hourly or salary position.  Siblings fight for equality probably for their entire lives.  As Tommy Smothers said, “Mom always liked you best.”  Great comedic line but it probably wasn’t true.  I was recently watching an episode of the Goldberg’s where the middle child accused the mother of loving the youngest more.   She admitted to her husband that the youngest was her favorite and the dad admitted that the oldest, the daughter, was his favorite.  Not only was the son correct, but then the mother went overboard trying to prove how much she loved the middle child.  No matter how you look at it, there was no equality of parental love for their children.  In the Good Gus Series, there was no story line about equality with the characters.  It wasn’t a topic I felt children should read about at such an early age.  As the executor or Successor Trustee of a will or a trust, when the heirs start screaming about equality, you can easily remind them that you did not make the decision for their gifts.  “Misplaced Trust” may give you a few pointers in that area at maecharlesbooks.com.  Also available at Amazon on Kindle.