While reading at Forbes about the recent Walmart class action decision, this passage caught my eye:
A decade ago, when Wal-Mart v. Dukes was first filed, 86% of Wal-Mart store managers were male. (The number is over 40% today)
I couldn’t for the life of me figure out what the problem was; obviously, Walmart has gone from 86% male management to sub 50% male management.
Only the parenthetical phrase “The number is over 40% today” was a hyperlink, and the piece linked to claims that:
Wal-Mart says the percentage of entry and midlevel women managers has increased over the past five years from 38.8 percent to 41.2 percent.
Which is the exact opposite of what the piece at Forbes says.
Must be all those layers of editorial oversight I keep hearing about, I guess.