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Walmart Gets More Heat for Low Pay

Walmart Gets More Heat for Low Pay

Workers are pouring out their woes in anonymous posts

No names please: Workers for the nation’s biggest employer are pouring out their woes online. Even the financial media is paying attention. Read More »

What People Really Earn In 2013

What People Really Earn In 2013

PARADEAlana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson By Parade Ever wonder what your local mayor makes? Or the comedian at the company retreat? (Hint: It's more than you think!) In our annual jobs survey, salary taboos take a hike. Ben Strothman Age: 51 City: St. Paul, Minn. Occupation: Movie projector technician Pay:... Read More »

Wages Stink at America's Most Common Jobs

Wages Stink at America's Most Common Jobs

Workers in seven of the 10 largest occupations typically earn less than $30,000 a year, according to new data published Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That's a far cry from the nation's average annual pay of $45,790. Read More »

Average CEO Pay Jumps To $14 Million, While Workers Barely Tread Water

Average CEO Pay Jumps To $14 Million, While Workers Barely Tread Water

In an era when so many American workers have seen their wages stagnate or even fall, paychecks for top executives have climbed astronomically higher. And higher. A new report shows that despite public outrage, the trend continues. Salaries for the 200 top-paid CEOs rose 5 percent last year to a median $14.5... Read More »

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... Read More »

Restaurant Manager Awarded Compensation for Punching Customer

Restaurant Manager Awarded Compensation for Punching Customer

Oh those wild Aussies! A Melbourne restaurant manager with a police record punched a customer so long and hard that he broke his wrist in the process, and was awarded, by a magistrate, thousands of dollars in worker's compensation. The magistrate ruled that the angry customer, not the manager, "was the verbal... Read More »

15 Tips For Better Salary Negotiations

15 Tips For Better Salary Negotiations

Almost all job seekers have been in a situation where they realize after they accept a position that they could have asked for more. Yet many people are not comfortable negotiating their salary and employment package because they fear they will be perceived as aggressive and will damage the relationship they... Read More »

Young, Single Women Earn More Than Their Male Peers

Young, Single Women Earn More Than Their Male Peers

According to a new report from the research firm Reach Advisors, U.S. women who are single, childless, between the ages of 22 and 30, and live in large cities earn on average 8% more than their male counterparts. In Atlanta and Memphis, the differential is as high as 20% and in New York and San Francisco it is... Read More »

The Other Compensation: Negotiating a Knockout Benefits Package

The Other Compensation: Negotiating a Knockout Benefits Package

by Michelle Goodman You got the job offer, agreed on a starting salary, and now you're on cloud nine. But before you break out the bubbly or call Mom to tell her the good news, take a deep breath, Champ, and get back in that ring. Because until you've KO'd your benefits package, you're not done negotiating how... Read More »

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