By now, we all know about “the second shift,” and “leaning in”  and all the other conventional wisdom that suggests women in their 30s leave the workforce because they are starting families, or need more flexibility than a rigid workplace is willing to give them, says Ann Friedman.

BUT, a new global study of “women in their 30s” found they don’t leave jobs because they are concerned about family and meeting their obligations. “They leave because employers won’t pay and promote them. “‘Surprisingly,’ reads the report, ‘young women identified finding a higher paying job, a lack of learning and development, and a shortage of interesting and meaningful work as the primary reasons why they may leave.'” Go figure!

Read more at New York Magazine



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