Pay Raises

  • Fast-Food Workers: My Protest Paid Off

    Fast-Food Workers: My Protest Paid Off

    By Emily Jane Fox From Part-Time To Full-Time: Krystal Maxi-Collins, 29, worked at the Macy's department store off and on for two years, and was frustrated that she wasn't made a full-time employee. Her pay wasn't enough to support her family of four, so she worked a second job. When she asked her manager for... Continue Reading

  • Highest-Paid Public Employee In Your State Is Probably A Coach

    Highest-Paid Public Employee In Your State Is Probably A Coach

    In recent years, there's been a simmering debate over whether public employees are overpaid. Periodically, there are stories about principals, bureaucrats or janitors who somehow managed to work the system and get obscene pay. The Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank, has produced research that shows... Continue Reading

  • What Your Boss Thinks When You Ask For A Raise

    What Your Boss Thinks When You Ask For A Raise

    By Alison Green You've researched the going rate for your work, documented your accomplishments from the last year and put together a case for a salary increase, and now you're sitting across from your boss, having just uttered the words, "I'd like a raise." And you might be getting a little panicky as you... Continue Reading

  • UBS CEO Paid $9 Million While Laying Off 10,000

    UBS CEO Paid $9 Million While Laying Off 10,000

    UBS drew fire on Thursday as it announced it paid CEO Sergio Ermotti almost $9 million in 2012 and welcomed a new investment bank chief with a $26 million package, just as the Swiss bank is in the process of firing 10,000 staff. Executive pay in Switzerland remains a heated issue five years after the near... Continue Reading

  • How To Answer The 'Salary Requirement' Question

    How To Answer The 'Salary Requirement' Question

    You apply for a job: "What are your salary requirements?" Gulp. You're offered a job: "Is the salary acceptable?" Gulp. You want a raise: "Well, how much do you want?" Gulp. Continue Reading

  • NYC School Safety Agents' Lawsuit: Newtown Is Happening Every Day

    NYC School Safety Agents' Lawsuit: Newtown Is Happening Every Day

    After the Newtown, Conn., massacre, some have called for more school safety agents inside schools. But a group of 5,000 school safety agents in New York City have filed an explosive $35 million class action suit, alleging that they're paid less than other safety agents in the city, despite being exposed to gang... Continue Reading

  • Simple Ways To Make More Money

    Simple Ways To Make More Money

    Who doesn't want to make more money? While we've all heard that money doesn't buy happiness, it's nice to be able to decide for ourselves if it's true or not. How can you earn more dough? You may be surprised to learn how some simple steps can make a difference in your bottom line. Continue Reading

  • Is Now The Right Time To Ask For A Raise?

    Is Now The Right Time To Ask For A Raise?

    By Susan Ricker Would you rather stay at your current pay level or get a raise? The answer is obvious -- who wouldn't want a bigger paycheck? While you may be ready for a boost to your bank account, don't be so sure that your boss agrees. Your supervisor will consider many factors before giving your bigger... Continue Reading

  • 7 Reasons You Didn't Get a Promotion

    7 Reasons You Didn't Get a Promotion

    By Rebecca Thorman If you're stumped on why you didn't get the big promotion you've been pining for, read these seven reasons to adjust your expectations and attitude: Continue Reading

  • Kyle Messier, Idaho Burger Flipper, Wins Idaho Lottery And Quits Job

    Kyle Messier, Idaho Burger Flipper, Wins Idaho Lottery And Quits Job

    COEUR d'ALENE, Idaho -- For some execs, a $100,000 windfall might not represent a life change, but after Kyle Messier won that in an Idaho lottery game, he immediately called his boss and quit his job as a burger-flipper at a fast food joint. "I guess you could say I called in rich," reported TV stations KREM... Continue Reading

  • Most Overpaid College Football Coach In America?

    Most Overpaid College Football Coach In America?

    In most offices, poor performing workers could find that raise or bonus they were seeking is suddenly off the table -- or they may be suddenly sent packing. In the world of sports -- especially college sports, however, a big financial reward of hundreds of thousands of dollars could be coming. Take the case... Continue Reading

  • Barclays CEO Antony Jenkins, Under Fire, Declines $4 Million Bonus

    Barclays CEO Antony Jenkins, Under Fire, Declines $4 Million Bonus

    New Barclays Chief Executive Antony Jenkins has opted not to take a bonus for 2012, saying he should "bear an appropriate degree of accountability" for the difficult year his bank endured. Jenkins, who became CEO in August, said he was aware of considerable speculation about his bonus so to avoid further... Continue Reading

  • 5 Ways You're Killing Your Chance At A Promotion

    5 Ways You're Killing Your Chance At A Promotion

    By Heather Huhman There are many reasons individuals may be looking to get promoted: the staleness of their current position, the lure of a flashier title, or potentially just a reward for the infinite amount of hard work they've been putting in. Whatever the reasoning, promotions are never promised.... Continue Reading

  • 7 Things Workers Want More Than A Good Job Title

    7 Things Workers Want More Than A Good Job Title

    By Susan Ricker There are often more perks to a job than a paycheck, as employers make an effort to retain their top workers and entice new prospects. From offices to flexible schedules to company cars, employees are enjoying more job incentives than ever, though they still have workplace wish lists. Continue Reading

  • Tactics That Will Help You Get A Raise (If You're Female)

    Tactics That Will Help You Get A Raise (If You're Female)

    Women still earn 77 cents for every dollar a man makes, and are paid less even in the same job, working the same hours. Partly, this is because women are less inclined to ask for a raise -- and for good reason. Research shows that women who ask for raises are seen as aggressive and unfeminine, and that... Continue Reading

  • Why Only 2% Of Women Plan To Ask For A Raise This Year

    Why Only 2% Of Women Plan To Ask For A Raise This Year

    A discussion group on LinkedIn recently answered the question: What's your career resolution for 2013? Of the five options given to the LinkedIn group Connect, which is powered by Citi, the most commonly chosen (as of this writing) was "find a new job" (36 percent). The runner-up was "learn new career skills"... Continue Reading

  • Words To Use To Get A Big Raise In Pay

    Words To Use To Get A Big Raise In Pay

    By Vickie Elmer If your boss is like most managers, she's probably too busy managing meetings and deadlines and corporate goals to give much thought to your value to the company. So, you could make it easy for her to give you a substantial raise by preparing a short memo on your value, and how that could... Continue Reading

  • Advice For The Boss: How To Improve Morale Immediately

    Advice For The Boss: How To Improve Morale Immediately

    By Vivian Giang As workplaces undergo dramatic transformations, leaders must learn to manage in an entirely different way. To lift morale, leadership must be flexible and innovative. "When employee morale is high, productivity rises. When employee morale is low, it's hard to retain the best and brightest... Continue Reading

  • Take Control Of Your Performance Review

    Take Control Of Your Performance Review

    By Joe Cassandra Annual review day. You walk to your boss's office feeling like it's the school spelling bee. The performance review could be rewarding and a boost of confidence, or you could feel like everyone's judging you and perhaps go back to your desk feeling like a dope. Most of us sleepwalk through... Continue Reading

  • Secrets To Getting A Raise That Your Boss Won't Tell You

    Secrets To Getting A Raise That Your Boss Won't Tell You

    By Vickie Elmer Picture the payday ahead: A 10 percent pay raise plus three extra vacation days. If you want this to be more than wishful thinking, pull out your goals and get your game on for the performance review and raise season that's just ahead. Most companies hand out merit raises after the first of... Continue Reading

  • Worst Ways To Ask For A Raise

    Worst Ways To Ask For A Raise

    By Karl Fendelander Asking for a raise is the adult equivalent of asking your crush to prom. It's stressful. It's awkward. You're talking at the wrong speed, volume or both. You're probably sweating too much, and the answer will either be the best thing that's happened in a while or the worst ever. Even if... Continue Reading

  • 4 Ways To Ensure You Get A Promotion Next Time

    4 Ways To Ensure You Get A Promotion Next Time

    By Lindsay Olson If you were expecting to get promoted, but got passed over, you're understandably confused and probably frustrated. But how you react and what you choose to do next can greatly affect your career path, so carefully consider your actions. Continue Reading

  • Oil Workers Win Big As U.S. Wages Climb

    Oil Workers Win Big As U.S. Wages Climb

    By Les Christie NEW YORK -- Big pay hikes in the energy industry have helped fuel the biggest jump in U.S. wages in more than five years, according to an industry report released Wednesday. PayScale, which analyzes data from more than 10 million U.S. workers, reported that workers in the mining, oil and gas... Continue Reading

  • Wall Street Bankers As Cocky As Ever: Expect Big Bonuses This Year

    Wall Street Bankers As Cocky As Ever: Expect Big Bonuses This Year

    By Linette Lopez Ask an investment banker to tell you what they think their bonus will look like, and you're really asking about the health of their corner of Wall Street. That's why eFinancial Careers' survey on Wall Street bonus expectations is so fascinating. Between September 25th and October 3rd, they... Continue Reading

  • How To Negotiate Salary Without Offending

    How To Negotiate Salary Without Offending

    By Donna Fuscaldo Negotiating a starting salary can be a slippery slope. Make a mistake and you can leave more than money on the table. No employer wants to be bullied into paying extra, but on the same token, potential employees don't want to undercut themselves when it comes to accepting a salary offer.... Continue Reading

  • How To Get A Good Raise Next Year, Even When No One Else Does

    How To Get A Good Raise Next Year, Even When No One Else Does

    Raises have been minimal, or non-existent from 2010 to 2012, according to a survey from Mercer, a New York human resources consulting firm. Most raises have been in the 2.7 percent range this year -- less than the 2012 cost of living adjustment of 3.6 percent. Clearly, the struggling job market is enabling... Continue Reading

  • How To Ask For A Raise And Get It

    How To Ask For A Raise And Get It

    Everyone could use something at work. Part-time workers want more hours. Interns want to be made full-time employees. Hourly employees want to be salaried, with benefits. But what most any paid employee can agree on, is that a bigger paycheck is always welcome. So, then, how do you reach that goal of earning... Continue Reading

  • Want A Raise? Cities Where Workers Have The Best And Worst Chances

    Want A Raise? Cities Where Workers Have The Best And Worst Chances

    By Chad Brooks Workers in Denver will see the largest raises next year, according to a new study. Research by human resources firm Aon Hewitt revealed that employees in Colorado's capital can expect salary increases of 3.6 percent in 2013, above the projected national average of 3 percent. Continue Reading

  • How To Get A Promotion: 4 Tips

    How To Get A Promotion: 4 Tips

    It can be nerve-wracking to approach your boss about such a tentative topic, so it's best to go into the process prepared. Continue Reading

  • As Summer Wears On, So Does Caterpillar Workers' Joliet Strike

    As Summer Wears On, So Does Caterpillar Workers' Joliet Strike

    It's been a long, hot summer for many working Americans, but perhaps none more so than the nearly 800 unionized employees at Caterpillar in Joliet, Ill., who have been walking the picket line in near-triple-digit heat on some days for nearly three months. Despite the oppressive temps, picketing workers... Continue Reading