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3 Ways to Negotiate A Better Salary -- Even In A Recession

3 Ways to Negotiate A Better Salary -- Even In A Recession

Have you ever received a job offer and thought, "I wish the starting pay was higher"? At a time when getting the offer should be cause enough for celebration, you might assume negotiating for more pay is taboo. Not true! Here's one reason why you should: Read More »

Despite Protests, Bank of America CEO's $7 Million Pay Approved

Despite Protests, Bank of America CEO's $7 Million Pay Approved

By Mitch Weiss and Pallavi Gogoi of AP, with AOL Jobs CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Four people were arrested Wednesday as they tried to force their way into the annual Bank of America shareholders' meeting in Charlotte. Police used a new ordinance to declare the gathering an extraordinary event subject to special... Read More »

How Savvy Employees Can Get Better Perks, Even In A Recession

How Savvy Employees Can Get Better Perks, Even In A Recession

By Vickie Elmer Good news: Companies are starting to worry so much that their talented workers may walk away that they're employing various retention tools -- including tuition reimbursement and higher salaries -- to keep their best people. More good news: Two-thirds of companies in the last year have... Read More »

8 Hardball Negotiation Tactics To Get The Salary You Want

8 Hardball Negotiation Tactics To Get The Salary You Want

What's the best strategy to make sure you get paid what you're worth (whether by your boss or a client)? The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council, an invite-only nonprofit organization comprised of young entrepreneurs. Read More »

Nearly 1 Out Of 2 Workers Expect Pay Raise In 2012, Survey Finds

Nearly 1 Out Of 2 Workers Expect Pay Raise In 2012, Survey Finds

One thing many U.S. workers were conditioned to accept during the recent recession was stagnant wages. But with the economy rebounding, more workers than not say they expect a raise this year, according to a new survey by Glassdoor.com. And they might not be deluded. Earlier this year, another survey... Read More »

University of Virginia Students Starve Themselves In Campaign For Living Wage

University of Virginia Students Starve Themselves In Campaign For Living Wage

Jonathan Bryan, a senior at the University of Virginia, stopped eating on Feb. 17. Three days later, he got strep throat. The doctors drew blood, and gave him antibiotics, but he wouldn't take a bite. By the 10th day, he "could barely stand," he says, and the doctor said he had to eat "to function." But at... Read More »

Number of Minimum Wage Earners Surges in New York

Number of Minimum Wage Earners Surges in New York

It's not easy living on minimum wage in New York state. That's especially true in New York City, long known as one of the most expensive cities in the nation and the world, where eking out a living on $7.25 an hour for many means a meager existence at best. Making matters worse in the Empire State is that... Read More »

How Do I Ask For A Raise From My Boss?

How Do I Ask For A Raise From My Boss?

What is your No. 1 tip for asking for a raise from your boss? -- Cormac J., Columbus, OH The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only nonprofit organization comprised of the world's most promising young entrepreneurs. The YEC promotes entrepreneurship as a... Read More »

Drugmaker Eli Lilly Eliminates 2012 Pay Raises In Cost-Cutting Move

Drugmaker Eli Lilly Eliminates 2012 Pay Raises In Cost-Cutting Move

Anyone employed in the pharmaceutical industry knows it's been a tough few years for large drug companies. With few new blockbuster drugs coming down the pipeline and patents expiring on the current crop of profitable ones, many well-known drugmakers have taken strong medicine to cut expenses, including... Read More »

How To Ask For And Give A Raise [Infographic]

How To Ask For And Give A Raise [Infographic]

In this tough economy we'd all like to earn a little more money. But given the fragile recovery and the throngs of Americans who still remain out of work, now may seem like a bad time to ask for a raise. Still, many workers are long overdue for a boost in wages. Income growth has been stagnant for much of... Read More »

Minimum Wage Hikes Proposed In Several States

Minimum Wage Hikes Proposed In Several States

New York state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver plans to propose a minimum wage hike on Monday, which would lift the state's wage floor to $8.50 from $7.25 an hour. California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri and New Jersey are also considering minimum wage increases, and... Read More »

The Power Of Recognition In The Workplace [Infographic]

The Power Of Recognition In The Workplace [Infographic]

For many Americans, showing up for work each day ensures a steady paycheck and the means to pay bills and other necessities and comforts of life. But while money is a motivating factor for many employees to go to work, it isn't the main driver for how well they perform their jobs, a recent survey... Read More »

Employees Bonus Expectations High In 2011, Cash Is King

Employees Bonus Expectations High In 2011, Cash Is King

Employees are sending a clear message this holiday season: they expect a bonus and they want it to be cold, hard cash. And forget the holiday party, even with an open bar. A new survey by Harris Interactive® finds that the majority of employees say they would prefer a cash bonus this year (72 percent),... Read More »

The Holiday Bonus: Unexpected But Appreciated

The Holiday Bonus: Unexpected But Appreciated

By Debra Auerbach, The Work Buzz Now that Thanksgiving has passed, the countdown to the December holidays has officially begun. Holiday planning has kicked into full gear, as revelers dust off last year's decorations, sort through recipes for the big feast and brainstorm gifts for those hard-to-please... Read More »

When Asking For A Raise, Don't Lean To The Left

When Asking For A Raise, Don't Lean To The Left

Upright truly is right, it turns out. A study to be published in the forthcoming Psychological Science is demonstrating that those who lean to the left are more likely to underestimate numerical figures. And because the research only held up when respondents were assessing an unknown number, it was accepted... Read More »

Union OKs Pact With 4 N.J. Casinos, Gets Raises

Union OKs Pact With 4 N.J. Casinos, Gets Raises

By Wayne Parry ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- Atlantic City casino workers successfully fought off a management demand that they take pay cuts and contribute for the first time to their health benefits and pension costs. Members of Local 54 of the Unite-HERE casino union on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a... Read More »

How To Answer The Dreaded 'Salary Question'

How To Answer The Dreaded 'Salary Question'

By Skip Freeman It's a question that you can expect to be asked sooner rather than later during a job interview. It's a question that seems to be a "loaded" one in every sense of the word, and usually that's in fact what it is. It's a "trick" question too. It's designed to quickly and efficiently eliminate... Read More »

3 Salary Negotiating Strategies To Get That Pay Raise

3 Salary Negotiating Strategies To Get That Pay Raise

By Debra Wheatman How much do you want to earn? Would you like to make $700K per year with one month of paid vacation and full medical, dental, and vision benefits? I know a lot of people who would! Even though the economy is not a robust as it once was, there are many professionals who bring tremendous... Read More »

How To Calculate A Salary Requirement

How To Calculate A Salary Requirement

By Heather R. Huhman Have you ever run across a job posting that asked you to include your "salary requirements" or "salary history"? This can be a difficult subject to approach during your job hunt, particularly if you had a high salary at your last position or have no salary history whatsoever. For job... Read More »

Store Clerk's Error Makes Prom Dress Attendant A Lotto Winner

Store Clerk's Error Makes Prom Dress Attendant A Lotto Winner

Anyone who wins the lottery is lucky, but to do so by accident? A Georgia woman has just done that, having been notified by the Georgia Lottery Headquarters she just won a jackpot of $25 million. Read More »

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