Subject Line: WFH

It usually happens on a Friday or a Monday. I'll be in the office, waiting for my email program to start, and they will start to filter in: The Working From Home messages. ...more

Designers vs Developers: Salaries Around The Globe (INFOGRAPHIC)

Working in the web business must be very interesting and it can be exciting to be part of the conception of a website or a program that helped building the brand-new iOS 7, for example. It takes several people to design and develop a project and they all are indispensable to achieving the perfect website. As a matter of fact, IT jobs are more and more in demand with the growing popularity of the internet....more

The Importance of Learning How To Negotiate Salary

Failure to negotiate my salary was costing me too much, so I changed my approach, and started earning what I was worth. ...more
I'm terrible at it and it keeps biting me in the butt. However, I'm good at asking for raises ...more

My New York Internship: The Job That Was Not a Job

I was making, roughly, $70 a night as a waitress. Two hundred dollars sounded amazing. This sounded like a golden opportunity hovering in the air, just waiting for me to seize it. ... Part of the Women @ Work series, sponsored by AFL-CIO. ...more
If only you could share their real details so that others could avoid the same fate!more

Just Give Newark Teachers A Raise

I fully support all 3,300 Newark school teachers and all teachers in America. They have one of the most important jobs in the country teaching the 37,000 school children in Newark (from I however disagree with the merit pay passed yesterday based on student performance....more


I left my job approximately 2 years ago to start a new career... the new, exciting and bewildering job of Mom. I was a professional in my past life, an event planner, working for a university and guaranteed, at least at that current salary, to never make enough money to cover the cost of daycare. And especially guaranteed to never make as much as my husband. So I left, with no real intention of returning to the workforce anytime soon. ...more
I am in my fifties now, but I have been there, in the same spot you speak of. I gave up my ...more

Adventures in Growing Up: Salary Negotiation

I've never really negotiated my salary before. In part, that's because the only job I've ever been offered for that I realized had a too-low starting salary was my first one out of college, and I was in no place to refuse any work at that point. In part, though, it's been because the idea of negotiation makes me uncomfortable. With women still at something less than 80 cents to the male dollar, it's a big deal. ...more

I'm out of work at present yet I turned down a job recently because their offer was way too low. ...more

What Is the Price of Happiness: $75K Per Year

"The best things in life are free," or "money can't buy happiness" are common sayings when it comes to money and happiness.   As it turns out, a certain level of money does buy happiness, but that figure is not as high as we might imagine. So, how much money do you have to earn a year to make you happy?...more

I think what the study's results suggest are that at a certain earning point people have some ...more

You're Rich! Yes, You! Find Out How Your Salary Rates on the Global Rich List

According to Blippy, a site which sounds a bit like Foursquare for purchases -- you post what you've purchased and can see what your friends have purchased, too -- users are spending $1.5 million per week. The site is only five months old, but it has already collected an incredible amount of data for advertisers and marketers, not to mention the personal amusement of seeing what your friends buy or get ideas for new products. Marketers can direct deals to you they know will be of interest and coupons can be offered to entice people to remain loyal to the same product, much in the same way the coupon machine at the food store doesn't waste your time on items outside of your buying habits and instead spits out coupons that fit with your buying trends. ...more

It is hard to keep it in perspective because we do have a norm here. Most jobs expect you to ...more