Boston Symphony Orchestra flautist files lawsuit over unequal pay


#63

Can’t you replicate those two things with a decent Casio Keyboard? Hell we should just program the whole thing electronically. Make music by machines 'cuz they don’t make mistakes.


#64

And applicants need not provide it. It’s now illegal in California to require or even ask for prior salary, for example.


#65

Case in point, newly minted “traditional” style Mexican ballads with Casio trumpets. Nothing grates on my ears more than a pseudo-horn section that sounds exactly the same every time.


#66

I lament that some great Thrill Kill Kult songs lack live horns.


#67

You try getting the metal wand out through that little gap without touching the edge and having the patient’s red bulb nose light up. I can never extricate that damned wishbone.


#68

Is pay negotiable at hiring? Maybe she took the first number she was offered.


#69

And, more to the point, maybe, juuuust maybe, the offer was less than it would’ve been were she a man?


#70

Why would the BSO’s compliance with pay equity law rely on the negotiating skills of a conservatory trained musician?


#71

Because it’s every man everyone for themselves out there in neoliberal-capitalism land.


#72

Exactly. I loathe negotiating. I can muddle my way through negotiations because … like you said. You know who are good at negotiating? Assholes.

ETA: That is negotiating for money.


#73

As someone who’s constantly told he’s a good negotiator, I’d re-phrase that as “You know who likes negotiating and wants to do it all the time? Arseholes.” More specifically, Libertarian arseholes who think everything in life is an economic transaction.


#74

Sure, but the entire repertoire of the BSO or any big orchestra is not relegated to just Romantic era and post-Romantic pieces. I think flute concertos are more common than oboe concertos, for example, and the timpani are rarely a “featured” instrument.


#75

@gracchus Consider it re-phrased. Except for your misspelling of asshole.


#76

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