Wages and Salary
May 20, 2013
When the job market stinks, many college students take refuge in graduate school, figuring the time and money spent getting a master’s degree will boost their career prospects. But with the interest rate on student loans doubling to 6.8 percent...
May 9, 2013
A mother's hypothetical pay fell for the second year in a row, dragged down by stagnating wages in the United States, according to insurance information website Insure.com.
A mom in 2013 was worth $59,862 per year, down from $60,182 in 2012...
May 8, 2013
The grand majority of people work in some way or another. Some may work in corner offices while others harvest fields for their pay. Some may work in white lab coats trying to find the cure to deadly diseases while others move equipment from town...
May 1, 2013
NEW YORK (MainStreet) — As college graduates trade their sheepskin for a briefcase and enter the business world this summer, there are those from certain...
April 22, 2013
I couldn’t resist — I’m going back to teaching. Or at least I said I would.
After just four months at my current employer, I’ve decided I’m not interested in...
April 17, 2013
April 15, 2013
In the United States and some other developed economies, wages for the least well paid are too low. A mandatory living wage is the best way to redress this injustice.
The idea of minimum wages is well accepted, but the American $7.25 an...
April 12, 2013
This month marks an especially happy one for me personally. After about six months of working an entry-level job that wasn’t in my field, I was recently promoted within my company to a copywriting role — something I’ve wanted to do since...
April 9, 2013
NEW YORK (MainStreet) — With news the U.S. economy gained only 88,000 jobs last month, and that 500,000 Americans left the workforce, any discussion about “happy” workers may be a touchy...
March 27, 2013
Department of Defense employees are bracing themselves for the upcoming furlough — a mandatory, unpaid day once a week for up to 22 weeks. The furlough reflects one of the many federal budget cuts enacted by the sequestration.
Here are five...