... someone living in poverty in some third world shithole will always work for less
Because of...(wait for it)...market forces.
employees are forced to take cuts in salary and benefits while CEOs continue to get obscenely huge salaries, benefits, and separation packages
Sounds fair to me. Quality CEO adds much more to the company's bottom line than Culver does, even if he's an amazing IT guy. Also harder to outsource a CEO, so they can demand more.
It's more like "I lost my job and kept looking for months but couldn't find another that would pay anywhere remotely close to what I used to make".
Did you consider (and/or did she suggest) taking one that paid (potentially significantly) less than your previous one? Or relocating to a more amenable labor market? May not have made a difference; but, then again, it might have.
I'm assuming most women would be like her even in that situation.
Maybe a non-insignificant portion of women are that shallow, but I wouldn't view it as the norm.
Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes, and not rather a new wearer of clothes. -- Henry David Thoreau