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October 18, 2014 at 9:05 AM

Women in tech: Some ideas for reducing workplace inequality

I would like to suggest a simpler solution to income inequality than Microsoft Chief Executive Satya Nadella offered in his “karma” statement: let the sunshine in [“Why I’m glad Satya Nadella gave that awful career advice to women,” Monica Guzman, Oct. 11].

By legislation or initiative, make every person’s pay appear on the public record and this male-versus-female controversy would be out in the open air and quickly solved.

The next window to unshutter and open to the sunlight would begin to dispel the top management-versus-worker disparity: Every corporation should be obliged to provide two equally top-paying positions. After first paying the top earner, the same dollar or stock-option amount would become a bonus and split evenly among all workers in addition to their normal pay.

Thor Thompson, Seattle

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