Here’s What Workers Cared About in 2014: 10 Most Popular Posts

Humans are fascinated by the worst-case scenario -- the blown job interview, the botched salary negotiation, the bad college choice. It's not always schadenfreude, either. By analyzing the bad things that could happen, it's easier to prepare and avoid them. This year, PayScale's most popular posts were the ones that helped readers dodge disaster.

University President Shares Salary With School’s Lowest Paid Workers

It’s not everyday that a college president decides to take a $90,000 pay cut for the benefit of low-wage workers. Last week however, Raymond Burse, interim president of Kentucky State University, did just that. His decision sets a new precedent amongst presidents and CEOs to raise the bar on livable wages for employees.

The Surprising Reason Workers Settle for Boring Jobs

What would it take for you to stick with a job that you found mind-numbingly dull? If you're like most of us, you probably answered, "Stacks and stacks of cash." But recent research suggests that money isn't the major reason workers stay with jobs that bore them -- or at least, it isn't important in exactly the way you'd think.

Great Recession Is Great Downer for Generation Z

You could say members of Gen Z are pragmatic. They grew up after 9/11. They’ve seen reports of school violence and the fallout of the Great Recession. They’re more aware of troubling times, and as a result, they’ll be wary with their money, according to this Forbes article. So why so gloomy?