Getting fired is humiliating and frustrating. It's a blow to your ego and self-worth, not to mention bad news for the future of your career.
But does a termination forever banish you to the fringes of the working world?
What are the top jobs in television broadcasting? According to a recent report, Rupert Murdoch the chairman and chief executive of News Corp., may have the best gig of all. This fiscal year he earned a total compensation valued at $24.3 million, per an analysis of a recent regulatory filing. Of that $24.3 million, $8.1 million was Murdoch's salary, an increase of $3.6 million from last year.
The 76-year-old Murdoch also received a $15.8 million bonus and additional compensation of $356,175. This reportedly consisted of $337,427 in personal use of the company aircraft, $11,998 in personal use of company cars and $6,750 in retirement plan payments (err, does he really need a retirement plan?). How did others in News Corp. do in this broadcasting salary survey? Keep reading!
Is a computer worth more to a company than a female executive who makes six figures and has loads of client relationships?
It might be, according to a New York Times article on Sylvia Ann Hewlett's recent book, "Off-Ramps and On-Ramps," about women re-entering the workforce after time off to care for children, parents or other reasons.
“If a $2,000 desktop computer disappears from an employee’s desk, I guarantee that there’ll be an investigation,” Maury Hanigan, a consultant, tells Dr. Hewlett, adding that “if a $100,000-a-year executive with all kinds of client relationships” quits “to stay home with the kids — there’s no investigation.”
Name: Scott Pactor
Job Title: Criminal Defense Attorney - Attorney at Law
Where: San Diego, CA
Years of Experience: 6
Education:J.D. Hastings College of Law, San Francisco; B.A. American University, Washington D.C.
Salary: See the PayScale Research Center for criminal defense attorney salaries.
If you're interested in criminal defense attorney salaries or have ever wondered what's it's really like to work as a criminal defense attorney in California (or anywhere else), then you don't want to miss this Salary Story. San Diego criminal attorney Scott Pactor gave us the inside scoop on criminal defense attorney salaries and the attorney jobs California and other states have to offer. This interview is court-mandated reading!
A recent article in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), "Hard Case: Job Market Wanes for U.S. Lawyers", reported on the large number of law school graduates suffering under large debt with surprisingly low salary prospects.
If only these prospective law students had been reading this blog. They would have understood the difference between median and mean, and that only 10% of students can be in the 90th percentile of salaries :-)
While the Wall Street Journal focused on the somewhat misleading marketing done by second tier law schools, in truth there is plenty of data available, e.g., from PayScale's research center, on just how low the typical median starting lawyer salaries are.
In this post, I'll look at lawyers salaries: the top, the bottom, and the middle. Yes, for specific skill sets and employers, the attorney salaries are still good. That pay just is not the typical (median) law student's experience.
Is your salary above or below the median for people like you? Find out with the PayScale Salary Calculator.
For those interested in IT jobs and careers, you might be wondering if it pays better to work in the U.S. or in a foreign country, particularly with all the press about outsourcing and globalization. According to Trak.in, an Indian web site, IT jobs in India are seeing salary increases. They quote a 2007 salary survey that says the average Indian software worker saw a salary increase of 18.7% in 2007; an improvement over the 18.3% increase reported in 2006.
This was a nationwide survey reportedly performed by IDC India that reportedly survey 2,806 IT professionals. They then contrast those numbers to the U.S., which reportedly saw a base salary increase of 2.7%, according to Redmond.com. India might sound great until we note that the average U.S. IT salary is $71,988, and the Indian rupee is only 40 cents to each U.S. dollar.
How does your salary compare against IT jobs in India (and salaries)? Find out with the PayScale Salary Calculator.
In a column earlier this year, I examined some of the average college grad income predictions made by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). So how has the class of 2007 actually done in the “real world?” Well, NACE recently issued its most recent and final 2007 Salary Survey which shows an increased Income for college graduates in many fields.
Not surprisingly, there was increased income for college graduates in accounting. Number crunching continues to pay well; the average accounting job for college graduates gained 3%, with an average starting salary of $46,292. Business administration and management grads saw a 5.1% bump; their average salary, right out of the gate, was $43,256.
How does your salary compare to accounting careers for college graduates? Find out with our salary survey.
The workforce is knee-deep in an anomaly: For the first time ever, four generations are side-by-side, with everyone from Millennials to the Silent Generation contributing to the bottom line.
But what is a generation, anyway, and what are these four all about?
According to Chuck Underwood, founder and president of The Generational Imperative, "Any generation ends with a significant end in America of the times or teachings or both that young kids will absorb."
Travelers in all U.S. metro areas are wasting more time than ever in traffic--and more gas, according to the 2007 Urban Mobility Report.
Released Tuesday, the report says traffic congestion is draining $78 billion from the economy every year, including "4.2 billion lost hours and 2.9 billion gallons of wasted fuel—that's 105 million weeks of vacation and 58 fully-loaded supertankers."
How can we make things better?