Pay Raises

  • 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. Continue Reading

  • You Want A Promotion, But Do You Deserve One?

    You Want A Promotion, But Do You Deserve One?

    By Rachel Farrell, Special to CareerBuilder Everyone thinks they deserve a promotion. But how do you truly know if you deserve one? "When it comes to career advancement, you want to stack the deck in your favor," said Rosemary Haefner, vice president of human resources at CareerBuilder, in a recent press... Continue Reading

  • Equal Pay Will Exist -- But Not Until 2109

    Equal Pay Will Exist -- But Not Until 2109

    Equal Pay is on the way. If by "on the way," you accept 2109. That's the year analysts with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) expect pay disparity will disappear between the genders. The number was calculated based on the current pace of change. The year 2109 was the expected date for top levels of... Continue Reading

  • New York City Sewer Worker Makes $772,000 -- In One Year

    New York City Sewer Worker Makes $772,000 -- In One Year

    Many Americans long for that day when the ship finally comes in. For several New York City employees that day arrived last year when they raked in more than $700,000. One of the group, Gerald Mistretta, a city sewer worker, made more than the police commissioner, the schools chancellor and the mayor --... Continue Reading

  • Getting A Raise: 12 Hidden Strategies

    Getting A Raise: 12 Hidden Strategies

    The internet is filled with advice on getting a raise, much of it not very useful: Too simplistic, too off-putting, unpersuasive overall. Yet pay raises of 10 percent, 20 percent or even more are often gained, even in a bad job market. You just need the right set of tools. Continue Reading

  • Don't Wimp Out in the Face of Salary Negotiations

    Don't Wimp Out in the Face of Salary Negotiations

    We know that, especially in today's economy, many job seekers are just grateful to receive a job offer. Make no mistake, having a job offer is a reason to celebrate, especially after all the hard work that goes into a job search. But you shouldn't consider yourself lucky just to have an offer and feel you need... Continue Reading

  • Small Raises For Salaried Workers In 2012

    Small Raises For Salaried Workers In 2012

    By TALI ARBEL NEW YORK (AP) -- A new survey says salaried U.S. workers can expect another year of modest raises in 2012. After increasing salaries by 2.6 percent this year and last year, companies are planning a 2.8 percent bump in 2012, benefits and human resources consultancy Towers Watson reported... Continue Reading

  • Study: Rude Employees Out-Earn Their Nicer Colleagues

    Study: Rude Employees Out-Earn Their Nicer Colleagues

    Anyone who's ever done a good deed likely is familiar with the phrase, "Nice guys finish last." Whether it's giving a lift to a stranded motorist that makes you late for work or a small loan to a friend that never gets repaid, doing a good deed can ultimately feel like the wrong thing to do. Continue Reading

  • With Weak Unions Come Less Equal Wages, Study Suggests

    With Weak Unions Come Less Equal Wages, Study Suggests

    Wage inequality has ballooned in the last 40 years, thanks in large part to the declining power of unions, according to a study published this month in the American Sociological Review, and reported by The New York Times. Between the years 1973 and 2007, the study found that wage inequality rose 40 percent.... Continue Reading

  • Corporate Profits Surge, Workers' Incomes Slip

    Corporate Profits Surge, Workers' Incomes Slip

    It's long been true that workers are overdue for a raise. Stagnant wages combined with higher costs of fuel, health care and myriad other necessities mean most workers aren't doing as well as they once did. Companies, however, are going gangbusters. Corporate profits rose to their highest percentage of total... Continue Reading

  • Wage Increases for U.S. Workers Not Keeping Up With Inflation

    Wage Increases for U.S. Workers Not Keeping Up With Inflation

    Despite the weak economic recovery, workers are likely to see a pay raise next year -- though a modest one -- a new survey of employers suggests. Employees can expect, on average, base pay to rise 3 percent next year, according to the 2011/2012 U.S. Compensation Planning Survey, released this week by Mercer, a... Continue Reading

  • How Low Can Workers' Morale Go?

    How Low Can Workers' Morale Go?

    It appears that the economy has left the American worker both shaken and stirred. Despite recent minor dips in unemployment and blips in job growth, a recent survey found that employee confidence -- when it comes to job security, pay raises and the job market -- has fallen to levels last seen in the height of... Continue Reading

  • There May Be a Raise in Your Future

    There May Be a Raise in Your Future

    You'll be glad to note that there's a bit of a bright spot on the economic horizon -- the pace of annual wage gains for private sector workers is expected to improve, and there's a good chance you'll be getting a raise -- at least a slight one. But you'll have to wait until later this year, according to BNA's... Continue Reading

  • Promotions Without Raises? What's Up With That?

    Promotions Without Raises? What's Up With That?

    When you dream about getting a promotion, you have visions of a better office, more responsibility, bigger perks, a more prestigious title, and -- best of all -- a substantial raise, right? Unfortunately, times have changed, and an increasing number of employers are ducking out on the latter -- giving... Continue Reading

  • Factory Hiring Expected to Continue Despite Recovery's Hiccup

    Factory Hiring Expected to Continue Despite Recovery's Hiccup

    Following yesterday's gloomy reports on jobs and manufacturing, the optimism that was slowly building within the U.S. labor market dissipated faster than a raindrop on a hot sidewalk. Payroll processing firm ADP reported that private employers added a mere 38,000 jobs last month, the smallest increase since... Continue Reading

  • How to Get Paid What You Deserve

    How to Get Paid What You Deserve

    By Jane Porter Money is always a tricky topic to broach with your boss. If you think you're being underpaid, finding out what you're worth and doing something about it can improve your personal bottom line. "If you don't ask, you don't get," says Sunny Bates, author of the book, How to Earn What You're... Continue Reading

  • You May Be More Valuable at Work Than You Think

    You May Be More Valuable at Work Than You Think

    Do you consider yourself a high potential employee? More importantly, does your boss? If so, you may be more valuable than you think. Did you know it could cost your company up to 3.5 times your salary to replace you? According to research from The Corporate Executive Board, a research and advisory services... Continue Reading

  • Do You Deserve a Raise? Take the Quiz

    Do You Deserve a Raise? Take the Quiz

    Bored at work? This summer, AOL Jobs will be publishing a career quiz every week to keep you entertained. This quiz was so popular with readers when it originally ran that AOL is republishing it. Do you think you deserve a raise but haven't been able to summon the courage to ask for one, or are you... Continue Reading

  • Who's Sorry Now? Investment Bankers

    Who's Sorry Now? Investment Bankers

    The recent meltdown in the financial industry is finally affecting some of its top earners. At least one bank, Barclays PLC, is seeing that bonuses will be deferred for senior executives in its investment banking division -- for three years! Meanwhile, staffing overall has increased at Barclay's, and general... Continue Reading

  • When and How to Get a Promotion

    When and How to Get a Promotion

    Quick! Before the month ends, you'd better ask for that promotion. With the economy perking up, many workers who have been taking on additional responsibilities to compensate for laid off staff might believe its time to seek a little recognition for their efforts. While the timing could well be right to ask... Continue Reading

  • Suze Orman Helps You Earn More and Keep It

    Suze Orman Helps You Earn More and Keep It

    Suze Orman hasn't always been a personal finance guru. Her father, a Russian immigrant, owned a deli on the South Side of Chicago and when she was older, she moved to Berkeley, Calif., and became a waitress. When she was able to borrow enough to start her own restaurant, she lost all her money in about four... Continue Reading