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Alida Moore

Alida Moore

Alida Moore joined the PayScale team in 2012. She became Web Content Editor in 2013. Alida grew up in Texas and moved to Seattle in 2007. She dislikes hot weather, Ray Liotta, and cilantro. She likes football, running, and toast. Her favorite color is sparkly.

Most Recent Posts by Alida Moore
  • Fido Friday is Wagtastic

    Tomorrow is Fido Friday at PayScale and the office will be full of four-legged coworkers. It's basically the greatest day in the history of days.

  • Which Company has the Most Loyal Employees?

    Gone are the days of working your entire career at one company and retiring with a gold watch and a champagne send-off. Today, the average worker spends an average of 3.68 years with a company.So which companies boast the employees with the longest tenure?

  • The Slideshow of Shattered Dreams

    What does it mean to be underemployed? Simply put, it means you have the education for a higher level job than the job you currently find yourself working. According to NPR, over 22 million Americans are underemployed. How did they get there?
  • 3 Job Interview Tips from Miss Utah

    There are few things worse in a job interview than fumbling for an intelligent answer to a question. Miss Utah learned this lesson the hard way during the Q&A portion of the Miss USA pageant. (We're sorry, we mean Miss USA Scholarship Program.)
  • Female Senators Get a New Bathroom

    Is it really progress for women in the workplace when we are celebrating larger restrooms in 2013? Women Senators think so, according to this report. While we are happy for their new, shorter wait for the bathroom, we wonder when we will be able to celebrate larger victories for working women.
  • Do Your Eating Habits Make Your Co-Workers Want to Punch You in the Face?

    Picture this: it's lunchtime and the office kitchen is crowded with people using the microwave. The smells start to aggregate. A Lean Cuisine here. Leftover lo mein there. Then, before anyone can intervene, some fool coworker commits the biggest offense of all: he or she reheats last night's trout dinner. For the rest of the day, the office smells like the deck of a fisherman's vessel on a hot day.
  • Sperm Donors and Sugar Daddies: The New College Fund

    When I was in college, it wasn't uncommon to find me looking for clever ways to earn a quick buck. Many of my friends suggested plasma donation, which could have made me up to $200 richer, but I was too prissy for such things. This generation of college students might not be so squeamish. When it comes to paying for college, it could be that today's economy is forcing students and parents to get creative -- and a bit personal. 

  • Keep Gen Y from Running for the Door

    Many employers complain that their youngest workers are the fastest to leave. But what makes Gen Y so quick to bolt? Are they lazy or is it that they are just unchallenged?

  • Election Stats: How Education Level Affects the Vote

    By Alida Moore,

    Do Ph.D.s vote differently from MBAs? We surveyed PayScale's users about their education level and voting preference to find out.

  • 5 Majors That Pay the Least: A Fairy Tale

    Once upon a time, there was a girl named Cinderella who skipped the ball to go to college. She dreamed of earning a fat salary to finally buy some nicer clothes. She just didn't know what major to choose. With no fairy godmother to guide her, Cinderella majored in child and family studies, believing making a difference in the lives of struggling families would surely garnish a nice paycheck. She was shocked to discover her mid-career earnings would average less than $38,000 per year. Poor Cinderella. She should have gone into engineering. 


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