Salary and Career News Round Up: Swearing and Career Growth, Pink Collar Jobs and Women's Career Exodus

Every Friday we round up the salary trends, career stories and job news that you may have missed during the past week.

  • Women used to dominate occupations like dental hygienists, dental assistants, registered nurses and public schoolteachers. Between 2000 and 2010, though, nearly one-third of all men's job growth occurred in occupations that are over 70 percent female. These "pink-collar" jobs will soon need a new name.
  • Is your tendency to swear like a sailor hindering your career growth? Possibly, note experts, although they caution that a well-timed curse word can endear coworkers, defuse a tense situation and even motivate teams. Other fun facts from the piece: Swearing is more common in some work environments than others (investment banks, movie studios, talent agencies, heavy manufacturers and management consultancies, for example, are infamous for their penchant for profanity), and it's more widely acceptable for men than women to curse.
  • It sometimes feels like managers and employees come from two different planets. This U.S. News article shares some of the top habits bosses have that irk workers, including calling workers during their vacation, instituting mandatory social events and delegating without actually letting go of ownership.
  • Working mothers aren't the only ones who are scaling back their careers during their 30s. Increasingly, single women are choosing to gain more control over their schedules by leaving their companies.
  • Is there an equation for the ideal work-life alignment? Yes, according to Inc. contributor Shazi Visram, who also shares three strategies she uses to minimize conflict between work and life.

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