Ximena Márquez, a work psychologist, points out that from her experience as a professional HR consultant in companies, the main reason she notes why women leave their jobs is that the salary is not enough.
It’s not just a perception, in Mexico job instability also affects some activities where women are over-represented – such as the service sector – but the frustration builds when you notice that in addition to the fact that your salary is not high, men who perform the same jobs earn more from them for doing Likewise. Mexico’s wage gap causes that for every 100 pesos a man earns, a woman earns only 73 when doing the same job.
“The pay gap leads to another problem, such as non-recognition,” and points out that the lack of a salary corresponding to the responsibility of their activity makes them feel that organizations do not value their work.
Cerros adds the lack of opportunities for growth, which is often caused by gender stereotypes that do not allow them access to training options or promotions, because at some point women will “quit work to take care of their families.”
Of course, there is also the personal aspect.
Adriana Ortiz, psychoanalyst, writer, and member of the Mexican Psychoanalytic Association, asserts that traditional gender roles have restricted women to private life, and this sometimes makes them prioritize the care of their family. Through her experience, she has noticed that pregnancy is the reason for their tendency to quit smoking, either for health reasons or for incompatibility with this new aspect of life and work processes in the company.
In this section, he also mentions the fact that women who are victims of workplace or sexual harassment leave their jobs when they cannot find a solution or support their superiors to feel again in a safe place.
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