3 Times It’s OK to Listen to Office Gossip

You’re usually told to avoid participating in office gossip. Loose lips can sink careers, and anyway, you have work to do. But sometimes, you just can’t help but hear something through the grapevine. The trick is to know when you …

Should You Ever Ask to Be Laid Off?

Sometimes, your dream job doesn’t turn out so dreamy. Your work grows more and more monotonous and unchallenging, you become increasingly frustrated with the people with whom you work, and you feel stuck in your career. The best course of …

What to Do When You Don’t Win at Work

If you like watching award shows, you know they’re about more than acceptance speeches and upsets, or even red-carpet fashion. While we love to see our favorites win an Emmy or an Oscar, it’s also oddly satisfying to see how …

PayScale’s VIP Blog Roundup: Everything Is a Crisis, Flat Wages, and Sinister Office Remodeling

The past couple of years have been rough on everyone. If you managed to make it through the post-recession landscape without getting laid off yourself, chances are, you know someone who wasn't so lucky. Small wonder, then, that many workers are a bit anxious. This week's roundup looks at how to handle work anxiety and how to tell if layoff fears are justified. Plus: an explanation of why the economy is improving, but your paycheck isn't.