It's perhaps the ultimate status symbol in Silicon Valley: You're so rich, so successful, you voluntarily slash your salary to nothing. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook billionaire, just joined that club. SEC filings show that in 2013, he will earn just $1, according to the Silicon Valley Business Journal.
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For many employees, discussing pay with co-workers is something you just don't do, in part because employers -- especially smaller ones -- frown upon sharing such details. But no longer. As The Wall Street Journal reports, a small but growing number of private-sector firms are letting employees in on company... Read More »
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... Read More »
The word "startup" for many people conjures up images of a newly formed tech company filled with young, not-too-well paid staffers who are hoping their stock options might be worth something someday.
But that's changing -- at least in tech hotspots, such as Silicon Valley, according to a new online... Read More »
By Debra Auerbach
You've been waiting for this moment ever since the interview ended. You receive a call from the company's hiring manager, who says those six magic words: "We'd like to extend an offer." You're excited, but the hard work isn't over yet. It's time to talk about salary and benefits.
While... Read More »
No worker likes to lose pay -- especially when it's associated with unused sick pay or vacation time. But the case of former Bell, Calif., city prosecutor Eric Eggena is raising eyebrows because of the extraordinary amount he's seeking -- $837,000.
Eggena is suing his former employer, claiming that Bell... Read More »
By Jada A. Graves
Call it employee malaise, or some component of "The American Dream," but many workers in the United States feel that they're not earning the salary that they deserve. For some of them, that notion is personal and emotional, but not always logical.
Sometimes, though, the idea that a job is... Read More »
Have you ever had an employer or recruiter say you're "overqualified" for a job? Honestly, how can you really be "overqualified" for a job? You can either do the job, or you can't. How can having more experience than required be a negative, right?
So, what does "you're overqualified" really mean? Read More »
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. Read More »
When it comes to dumb reasons for getting fired, there appears to be no end to the idiocy displayed by many workers that ultimately leads to their dismissal.
There is perhaps no better example of this numbskullery than Steven Slater, the former JetBlue flight attendant who, in a fit aboard a parked aircraft... Read More »
By Ritika Trikha
You've gotten awesome feedback all year, knocked your responsibilities out of the park, and truly earned that raise. But the economy's tight, and your boss says that he's sorry, but he just can't swing it. Read More »
In these tough times many people just want to work, so the idea of having a job that's enjoyable may seem a bit too pie-in-the-sky. For others, though, a good dollop of fun is just what's needed to make work worthwhile.
"Fun," of course, is an objective measure. But with the help of PayScale, AOL Jobs... Read More »
By Melissa Woodson
If you're less than thrilled with your job, you're probably looking for a way out. But with today's job market, it may seem impossible to make a career change.
I know I thought it was nearly a year ago when I was stuck in a teaching career I just didn't find rewarding. I wanted out, but... Read More »
By Abby Rogers and Callie Bost
Unemployment is still a major problem in the United States.
But it looks like we're finally making our way out of the recession, at least in terms of pay wages. Read More »
You look across the table and your eyes meet. You blink and then quickly look away. Was that a smile you detected? You hope so, because you were smiling, too. No, you're not on a date. You're at a job interview and it's going well. It's the second time you've met with the prospective employer and you feel like... Read More »
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 »