When PayScale calculates salary and compensation for a given position, we always include commuting in our numbers. That's because, in addition to providing you with new opportunities to try out your favorite cusswords, commuting is a significant cost -- one that can affect your take-home pay more than you think.
When it comes to getting ahead, sometimes it's not what you say -- it's what you avoid saying that really counts. As always, it's the little things that trip us up.
Everyone makes mistakes, and when they do, sometimes only a dose of schadenfreude -- that wonderful German concept of pleasure in the misfortune of others -- will bring them out of their funk.