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      I liked Hyundai's commercial. I'm a sucker for videos of soldiers being reunited with their pets and families.
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      LOL

      I liked the Niro ad. It was good.

      The Buick ad was premium-grade cringe.
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      I like she pulls a sweet e-brake move. i though we replaced these things with buttons

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      Quote Originally Posted by 88c900t View Post
      It would have been a great commercial without the 77 cent myth. Equal pay has been the law for 5 decades now.
      Oh, it's been the law, but not regularly followed and definitely has loopholes big enough to drive an Audi through. Trust me, the good ol' boy network has not gone away. I've been lucky as a white male, I fully realize that. But I can recount many stories of my wife's past jobs and frustrations with this exact issue. If you think it doesn't happen, you're flat out wrong.

      And the game was a great game with an outstanding comeback drive. No cheating, just good playing. And I loved the drones during the halftime show...
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      I liked the commercial, and Audi's lead LMP1 engineer is a woman so it looks like they stand behind their message to some extent. Leena Gade was the chief race engineer for the last few years up through Audi's withdrawal from endurance racing, and is the only female chief race engineer ever to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Chris_V View Post
      Oh, it's been the law, but not regularly followed and definitely has loopholes big enough to drive an Audi through. Trust me, the good ol' boy network has not gone away. I've been lucky as a white male, I fully realize that. But I can recount many stories of my wife's past jobs and frustrations with this exact issue. If you think it doesn't happen, you're flat out wrong.

      And the game was a great game with an outstanding comeback drive. No cheating, just good playing. And I loved the drones during the halftime show...

      There are no loopholes. If you are offered a set wage lower than a coworker for the sole reason being your gender, race, sexual orientation that is illegal, plain and simple.

      If you are offered a lower wage because you are not as qualified as a coworker due to variables such as education, time spent in position that is not wage inequality.

      If a potential employer offers you a lower wage than another employee for the same position and you both have the same qualifications/experience and you accept the pay to later find out "Jim" makes more than you, again that is not wage inequality. Reason being when hired, you were okay with and accepted the pay structure offered to you, if you felt you were worth more you would have asked for higher rate of compensation.

      It's very important language that needs to be pointed out.
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      Quote Originally Posted by kevin splits View Post
      There are no loopholes. If you are offered a set wage lower than a coworker for the sole reason being your gender, race, sexual orientation that is illegal, plain and simple.

      If you are offered a lower wage because you are not as qualified as a coworker due to variables such as education, time spent in position that is not wage inequality.

      If a potential employer offers you a lower wage than another employee for the same position and you both have the same qualifications/experience and you accept the pay to later find out "Jim" makes more than you, again that is not wage inequality. Reason being when hired, you were okay with and accepted the pay structure offered to you, should have asked for higher rate of compensation.

      It's very important language that needs to be pointed out.
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      I'm sure a lot of these guys went home after the carwash and played a little hans solo.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy Russells View Post
      Is this not one in the same?
      No, my third example has nothing to do with race, gender, or sexual orientation. For the heck of it, lets say my third example was a woman and a man being interviewed for a position with 2 openings. I am hiring them both but the male asks for $20/hour and that to me is reasonable, the female asks for $18/hour, I would ask them both the question of how they arrived at that number and if they are happy at those wage levels I would hire them at those rates. That is not inequality.

      If I said "Well we pay men $20/hour, but since you are a woman you are only worth $18/hour" that is illegal, a real example of inequality. Filling out your requested wage and it being lower than another candidate for the job is flat out not inequality. My personal ethics would be to hire them both at the same rate, but it is important to understand that a company saving money where they can is not inequality.



      *My wife agrees with this 100% actually, I'm reading these out loud to her.
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      Quote Originally Posted by tampaSi View Post
      that analysis was hilarious...and brilliant! it did ring true,too.

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      Quote Originally Posted by kevin splits View Post
      No, my third example has nothing to do with race, gender, or sexual orientation. For the heck of it, lets say my third example was a woman and a man being interviewed for a position with 2 openings. I am hiring them both but the male asks for $20/hour and that to me is reasonable, the female asks for $18/hour, I would ask them both the question of how they arrived at that number and if they are happy at those wage levels I would hire them at those rates. That is not inequality.

      If I said "Well we pay men $20/hour, but since you are a woman you are only worth $18/hour" that is illegal, a real example of inequality. Filling out your requested wage and it being lower than another candidate for the job is flat out not inequality. My personal ethics would be to hire them both at the same rate, but it is important to understand that a company saving money where they can is not inequality.



      *My wife agrees with this 100% actually, I'm reading these out loud to her.
      I know what you meant, but was just pointing out you didn't articulate it very well.

      You could have just said women aren't as good at negotiating, which may or may not be true. At the same time, and employer who is seeking someone in demand will understand they can't lowball them either because they will not be around long. My wife's current job (she's a controller) she was offered 8% over what she was asking.
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      I'm sure a lot of these guys went home after the carwash and played a little hans solo.

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      Quote Originally Posted by r_fostoria View Post
      It should have ended with "but I can tell her that we're both better than everyone else, because we have an Audi."
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      Yes, perhaps someday this douche-canoe Audi driver will have time to tell his daughter about a law enacted 54 years ago.
      Quote Originally Posted by worth_fixing View Post
      i'm pretty sure this wasn't an audi commercial...

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      for f*cks sake
      These were worth the cost of suffering through a boring commercial.
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      Quote Originally Posted by S1ack View Post
      I really thought their low point was 'Intelligence is the New Rock and Roll'....

      I was wrong….

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      Quote Originally Posted by kevin splits View Post
      ..Liberals haven't been this mad and passive aggressive since conservative republicans took their slaves away.

      Even in a world of "alternative facts," this un-truth stands out as being especially egregious. Today's "conservative Republicans" were Democrats of the Jim Crow era, and remained so until they left they party en masse in the wake of the Civil Rights and Voting Rights acts.

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      TIL no one breaks the law and gets away with it.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Merckx View Post
      that analysis was hilarious...and brilliant! it did ring true,too.


      Agreed.

      I assume the car is here because the client demanded that the product be shown, if only for three seconds. It’s actually a really lousy thing to do to the ad agency, because not only is a modern Audi absolutely incongruous in this 1982 dreamland, it raises an unpleasant question: Where’s the soapbox car? But even if you assume that the hicks who run this impromptu sanction seized it for technical inspection afterwards — I sure as hell would, it ran from near-last to first, doing that **** in Spec Miata will earn you a free engine teardown — it raises yet another, more difficult question: How’d the soapbox derby car get to the race in the first place?

      There’s only one logical answer to that question: Super Dad and Super Daughter have a pit crew, some group of dingy, unsung mechanics who bring the car to the race the same way that my main man John Shevel preps and hauls my Neon to races so I can swan up in my 911 at the very last minute, throw on a helmet, and screw up my qualifying session. That’s what this supportive, high-net-worth feminist dad and his genetically superior daughter did: just like any good progressive Eloi, they outsourced the greasy work to the Morlocks. And that’s a shame, because if you ask any competent Soap Box Derby participant, they’ll tell you the race is won in the prep shop, not at the hill.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy Russells View Post
      I know what you meant, but was just pointing out you didn't articulate it very well.

      You could have just said women aren't as good at negotiating, which may or may not be true. At the same time, and employer who is seeking someone in demand will understand they can't lowball them either because they will not be around long. My wife's current job (she's a controller) she was offered 8% over what she was asking.
      I don't like saying women aren't good at something, but I don't like women using false statistics and facts to make their case that men are evil and the cause of their problems. I agree with the demand point of it as well.
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      Meh commercial was meh. Most entertaining part was all the keyboard heroes responding here and in the OT thread.

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      The Buick commercial almost seemed like it was going be good at first, what killed it for me was when people were saying "check out that Buick." The Cascada is somewhat good looking but too tame at the same time too to do a double look at. While nobody at all would give a 2nd glance to the everyday looking SUV in this commercial. At least they dropped the "that isn't a Buick" crap.

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      it was an excellent commercial. only thing better would've been a tradeoff between both parent's speaking, but that's a minor gripe.
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      Quote Originally Posted by jnm2.0t View Post
      it was an excellent commercial. only thing better would've been a tradeoff between both parent's speaking, but that's a minor gripe.
      Well the mother is at work putting in overtime to make up that 23% wage gap. The father is exercising his white privilege by having everything given to him without any hard work.
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      Quote Originally Posted by kevin splits View Post
      Well the mother is at work putting in overtime to make up that 23% wage gap. The father is exercising his white privilege by having everything given to him without any hard work.

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      Well, I watched the Audi commercial and I thought it was a very well executed message from a marketing stand point. Look at who buys Audis in the US... they know what they are doing and this is a deliberate branding move to tie itself to a political message in the era of Trump.

      Audi's US customer profile has always been the most liberal of all the major luxury car brands. It's no coincident that the word "progress" is the main message in Audi's branding over the last several year. This ads is going to resonate very well with the target audience.
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      Women buy and drive Audi's, so it should work well for them. What guy will decide he doesn't want a new Audi now that would have seriously bought one anyway?
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      Quote Originally Posted by kevin splits View Post
      I don't like saying women aren't good at something, but I don't like women using false statistics and facts to make their case that men are evil and the cause of their problems. I agree with the demand point of it as well.
      What makes you so sure these stats are false? Women do get paid less to do the same job as Men is most industries today. Prove me wrong.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Ttone74 View Post
      What makes you so sure these stats are false? Women do get paid less to do the same job as Men is most industries today. Prove me wrong.
      There is the EEOC, analogous state agencies and a hoard of attorney's in private practice ready to pick up the telephone and speak with any woman who suspects she has been paid less than a male counterpart. The idea women in "most industries" haven't figured out that they have a remedy for being paid less than men in the same job would require you to also believe that women in "most industries" are ignorant of the law on this point.
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      Well done!


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