New research says jerkier guys earn bigger paychecks.
Your annoying chauvinist co-worker may bug the hell out of you, but he makes more money than you do -- and your hardworking, nice as pie husband.
Researchers interviewed nearly 13,000 people over twenty years, asking if they believed women should stay home and cook and clean and if marrying a working woman results in juvenile delinquency. They were also asked if men should be the sole breadwinners.
Men who answered yes to all three questions were labeled "traditional" and earned significantly more than men who disagreed with the statements. According to study co-author Timothy Judge, the results show how attitude affects earnings, and that "when workers' attitudes become more traditional, women's earnings relative to men's suffer greatly."
And the same is true for women -- sorta. Ladies who hold "feminist" views earn a mere $1500 more than women who secretly believe their place is in the home.