Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

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Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Business Notes

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WORK RELATIONS Male Bosses Favored, But By Smaller Margin If you were taking a new job and had your choice of a boss, would you prefer to work for a man or a woman?

More people choose a man boss than choose a woman, but the margin favoring men is getting smaller, a Gallup poll shows.

Some scores: 39 percent of the people asked said they preferred a male; 22 percent preferred a female. That's about 2 to 1.

Ten years ago, the percentages were 46 to 12 in favor of men. That's about 4 to 1.

Forty years ago, 66 percent said they favored a male boss; only 5 percent chose a female. That's 13 to 1.

Women say they prefer a male boss over a female by a margin of 44 to 29 percent. Men vote for the male by a margin of 33 to 16 percent.

About half of the men polled (49 percent) say the sex of the boss is not important. Only a fourth of the women (24 percent) take that view.

The different views don't seem to depend so much on sex as on age. By a margin of 61 to 17 percent (about 4 to 1) young women under 30 say they want a female boss. The margin is about the same for women over 50 but it's turned around. By 4 to 1 they want a male boss. Los Angeles Times Syndicate

***** BROADCASTING APR's Sanders Joining A.G. Edwards & Sons Here

Cameron Sanders, the voice of American Public Radio's Marketplace daily business program, is joining A.G. Edwards & Sons Inc. in St. Louis.

Sanders, who previously was anchor and business editor of Marketplace, starts Tuesday as program director and anchor at the brokerage firm's internal broadcasting network for its brokers.

The Edwards' satellite network is a two-way system connecting the firm's headquarters at One North Jefferson Avenue with its 478 offices and 5,000 brokers around the nation. …

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