• 5 Reasons People Look Forward to Work on Mondays
    For most of us in the workforce, waking up early Monday morning is arguably the most painful activity of the week. But not everybody has a case of the Mondays, like we do. In fact, there are real-life people who exist out there who actually look forward to going into work on Monday mornings. So what kind of jobs do these people have? And what on earth makes them so excited to get to work in the morning? We looked at a recent AskReddit to find out.
  • How I Got My Dream Job: John Rizen, Magician
    Magicians have been with us for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. Historians date the first usage of the word as early as the 14th century, and trace its etymological origins to the magus, a type of ancient Persian priest, and cognate maghdim, a Chaldean term for "wisdom and philosophy." Fast-forward a handful of centuries later, and the word's basic connotations still apply, at least to modern-day magician John Rizen, a Canadian-born magic master and mogul currently based in Vancouver, BC. For the past six years, Rizen had managed to carve out a career path doing what he loves, through hard work, self-defined hustle, and of course — and please forgive the mandatory pun — a little magic.
  • 3 Dangerous Jobs That Leave No Room For Mistakes
    In the modern work world, we usually think of mistakes as learning experiences. In most cases, making mistakes at your own job won't put you or someone else in a life or death type of situation. However, there are jobs out there that leave no room for mistakes. And the consequences of making a mistake is much more costly than anything you can imagine.
  • 5 Jobs That Pay 80k+ Per Year Without a College Degree
    We all know that going to college increases the chance that you will eventually have a high-paying career. But attending college is an investment. It costs both time and money, and it isn't necessarily the best path for everyone. In any case, there are still people out there who have great, high-paying jobs who didn't have to attend college. Let's check them out with commentary from a recent AskReddit.
  • Jobs That Are Safe From the Robots for Now
    It's something we've been told for years: eventually, the robots will come for all of our jobs. While technological innovation takes time, a recent report by Merrill Lynch predicts that in the next 20 years, 47 percent of jobs in the U.S. are at risk for replacement. This is understandably concerning, but it's important to note that not all careers and industries will be equally affected. Here are a few of the occupations that are much less likely to be overtaken by the machines.
  • Which Pied Piper Employee Has the Biggest Salary?
    In honor of the return of HBO's Silicon Valley, we decided to take a look at the salaries and job roles of each Pied Paper employee to find out who would be bringing in the most cash. Startup life isn't glamorous, but characters like Erlich, Richard, Gilfoyle, and Dinesh without a doubt make it look entertaining, to say the least. Here are the top earners of Pied Piper LLC.
  • Elon Musk's Annual Salary Is Less Than $40k, But Don't Lose Sleep on His Behalf
    According to a recent filing, Tesla CEO Elon Musk was entitled to a $37,584 salary last year. As usual, he didn't take it. (The Wall Street Journal reports that Musk never takes his salary.) However, lest you worry that everyone's favorite real-life Bond villain/superhero is going to have trouble making ends meet, rest assured that he'll probably be able to keep himself in video games; according to the same filing, Musk has achieved 50 percent of the goals required to earn him a $1.6 billion payday by 2022.
  • Best Company Ever Gives PTO for Game of Thrones
    There are a lot of great company perks out there, like weekly happy hours and the option to bring your dog to work. But a U.K.-based company is now the center of company-perk envy and it has nothing to do with puppies. Here's why.
  • Do You Remember What You Bought With Your First Paycheck?
    We can all remember our very first job. For me, it was 2004 and I was working as a cashier and stocker at a local drugstore chain in my small hometown in Oklahoma. I was paid a competitive $5.25 an hour, and it was enough for a high school freshman to be excited about. For my first two weeks of work, I had earned myself a whopping $120 paycheck. And with my riches, I went to the nearest Wal-Mart, where I purchased my own $90 television. The best part is that $90 piece of teenage pride and clunk is still in full use today at my mother's house. In a recent AskReddit, Redditors were asked what they had bought with their first paychecks. Some of the stories will make you laugh and some will pull at your heartstrings. Find out for yourself.
  • These Terrible #EqualPayDay Tweets Will Make You Cringe
    Even though research and data from multiple organizations have found that there is in fact a significant gender pay gap in America, not everyone believes in numbers. And with the power of the internet and the hashtag #EqualPayDay, we get to see how some people really feel about the gender pay gap and equal pay for women. Hold on to your unicorns, people, because the debate starts ... now.
  • How Much Would #ManInTree Get Paid?
    Last week, the Seattle area was pining for more information about #ManInTree. While many people thought he just wanted to be leafed alone, we at PayScale decided to take it one step further. We followed our typical root-ine and asked ourselves, what would a #ManInTree get paid in the job market?
  • Will Your Career Survive the Zombie Apocalypse?
    With the recent explosion in tech-focused jobs, it's difficult – if not impossible – to imagine a world in which web developers and digital gurus provide no value to society. But in a post-apocalyptic world where walkers run amok, being a software engineer or digital marketing professional isn't going to keep you alive. So, in the event our generation does encounter something like The Walking Dead, which jobs and skills are actually going to be important for sustaining society – and ensuring that your life will be valued by your machete-wielding companions?
  • Elon Musk Looks Like a Bond Villain But Acts Like a Superhero

    Elon Musk is one badass facial scar away from becoming the prototypical Bond villain.

    Wikipedia describes Musk as a "South African-born Canadian-American business magnate, engineer, inventor, and investor," and his net worth is reported as roughly $13 billion U.S. dollars. Of the numerous companies and organizations he's founded or led, one is currently disrupting a century's worth of automotive design and energy storage; one handled $228 billion in 26 currencies across more than 190 nations in 2014 alone; and one is a space transport company with the ultimate goal of colonizing Mars.

  • There Are 16 Fewer Billionaires in the World in 2016
    Every year, Forbes releases its updated list of the world's billionaires. Some things tend to remain pretty consistent from year to year: Bill Gates is usually No. 1, or close to it; the U.S. has more billionaires than any other single country; new billionaires are often tech entrepreneurs or investors. What's different about this year? Well, for the first time since the recession, the number of billionaires in the world declined, from 1,826 in 2015 to 1,810 in 2016.
  • These Pokémon Characters Would Earn a Solid Salary IRL
    Trainers, put down your Pokédex, because this is important. This weekend marks the 20th anniversary of Pokémon, a game treasured by Millennials all over the world. Whether you're brand-new to the game, a first-generation player, or just someone who used to collect Pokémon cards, you can appreciate the importance of all the unique characters in the Pokémon story. But just like in real life, these characters have to earn a living if they’re going to make it in Pallet Town – or anywhere else in the Pokémon universe. So join me as I break down how much money our friends would be making in the real-world economy.
  • Early Jobs of Presidential Candidates: Exotic Bird Cage Assembler, Babysitter, and More
    Barack Obama once scooped ice cream at Baskin-Robbins. Gerald Ford was a "darned good" park ranger, in the words of his former supervisor. Ronald Reagan was an actor, and before that, a lifeguard who saved 77 lives over the course of seven summers. Early jobs teach us a lot, from work ethic and perseverance to budgeting and the value of education. Take a look at PayScale's Presidential First Jobs Report, and you'll see how the current crop of presidential candidates' early jobs prepared them for a run at the White House.
  • Take Note, Kanye West: These 3 Jobs Should Totally Exist (and Pay $1 Billion)
    If you spend any time on Twitter – or anywhere online – you probably know that Kanye West recently asked Mark Zuckerberg for a billion-dollar investment in "Kanye West ideas." Jimmy Kimmel pointed out the most obvious flaw in this plan, which is that it's not such a great idea to pitch the inventor of Facebook on Twitter, but there's another small fly in the ointment, as well: from an investment perspective, Kanye appears to be saying that Yeezy Industries is worth more than Snapchat's $486 million funding round, one of the highest in history. And, needless to say, there are no jobs that pay $1 billion year. But maybe there should be.
  • Why Your Employer Probably Didn't Have a Super Bowl Ad
    Well over 100 million people watch the Super Bowl each year, and not all are football fans. Some of us are just there for the dip, the excuse to have a party, and yes, the commercials. But, at up to $5 million for a 30-second spot, air time during the big game isn't exactly cheap. As a result, we see a lot of commercials from mega-companies selling soda and beer and pharmaceuticals, and not much from small businesses. (Fun exception: Death Wish Coffee, the nine-person coffee company that won Intuit's Small Business Big Game contest.) What does this mean to you? Well, for one thing, you probably won't see your employer's logo pop up during the Super Bowl, unless your bosses get tickets, deck themselves out in corporate swag, and photobomb the TV cameras.
  • Are Attractive People Rewarded With Better Grades and Higher Earnings?
    We know that motivation, talent, and maybe a little bit of luck are a great recipe for success, but what if there are other factors at play as well? Does a person's level of attractiveness impact the trajectory of their career? Let's take a look at some of the latest research and information on the topic to discover whether or not attractive people are rewarded professionally for their looks.
  • 8 Songs to Listen to, While You Quit Your Job
    If you've ever resigned or been fired from a job, you know all too well the emotions that go along with it. But, have you ever stopped and wondered, "What song would help me really make a statement as I walk through my office door for the last time?" See for yourself what magical songs these Redditors picked.

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