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  • The Average NBA Player Spends $42,500 a Month, Including Big Bucks on Clothing

    06/09/2016 5:24:38 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | June 8, 2016 | Brad Tuttle
    The average NBA player spends $42,500 per month, or $510,000 over the course of the year, and 11% of that money is dropped on clothing and shoes—the biggest overall category for spending. Whole Foods, Neiman Marcus, Louis Vuitton, Apple, and Mercedes are among the top retailers in terms of NBA player spending, but so are some more middle-of-the-road stores like Target and Walmart.
  • Oil Industry Drove US Wage Growth. Now that Is Over

    06/01/2016 3:58:44 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 9 replies ^ | 01-06-2016 | Irina
    A report from Pew Research Center reveals that between the third quarter of 2000 and the same period of last year, wages across the U.S. rose by an impressive 7.4 percent in real terms, driven largely by the oil and gas industry. Wages in energy-dependent communities rose by the most, in some cases more than twofold, such as in Texas. This shouldn’t be surprising as the period reviewed coincides with the peak of the shale boom in the country, even though it also covers two periods of recession. But those positive effects are starting to disappear. The energy industry is...
  • Shareholders Outraged At BP, Shell CEO Pay Packages

    05/23/2016 11:52:14 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 5 replies ^ | 21-05-2016 | ANgry Bird
    The massive revolt against the pay of BP’s chief executive, Bob Dudley, where almost 60 percent of the shareholders rejected the Ł14m (US$20 million) pay package is a stern warning to oil companies that investors aren’t pleased with the gaping disconnect between performance and pay structure. Similarly, Royal Dutch Shell CEO Ben Van Beurden’s 2015 pay package, including pension and tax equalization of 5.576 million euros (US$6.1 million), is likely to face resistance from shareholders as two shareholder-advisory firms have urged them to oppose the CEO’s pay.
  • Average Teacher Salaries Decline, But Individual Educators Get More

    05/16/2016 7:09:24 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 14 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/14/2016 | Tom Gantert
    According to the Michigan Department of Education, the average teacher salary at the Chippewa Valley school district in Macomb County fell by $3,400 in four years, from $73,495 in 2011 to $70,016 in 2015. However, an analysis of individual teacher salaries suggests that no Chippewa Valley teacher experienced a pay cut during this period, and starting teachers did especially well. The only instructors who did not get raises appear to be those who, due to their high seniority, were already getting the top-tier amount fixed in the district’s union contract — about $90,000 a year. So how can nearly everyone...
  • These Are the Highest Paying Companies in America

    04/20/2016 4:35:10 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Fortune ^ | 4/20/16 | Jonathan Chew
    If you’re looking for a company that pays its employees exceedingly well, you’d best start looking at job ads for consulting or tech. Those are the two sectors that dominated Glassdoor’s annual list of the 25 Highest Paying Companies in America.A.T. Kearney topped 2016’s rankings. The Chicago-based management consulting firm offers employees annual median total compensation of $167,534. At No. 5 on Glassdoor’s list, Google GOOGL -1.61% led the tech sector with median total compensation of $153,750. The only company in the top 25 that wasn’t related to consulting or tech was credit card issuer Visa V -0.86% at No....
  • The 25 highest-paying jobs in America in 2016

    03/09/2016 9:44:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/09/2016 | Rachel Gillett
    Doctors and lawyers are in the top echelon when it comes to pay. But as a new report from Glassdoor shows, there are plenty of other routes to high earnings that don't involve litigating or blood. "This report reinforces that high pay continues to be tied to in-demand skills, higher education, and working in jobs that are protected from competition or automation," says Andrew Chamberlain, Glassdoor's chief economist. "This is why we see several jobs within the technology and healthcare industries." Based on salary reports shared by employees with these jobs on Glassdoor over the past year, here are the...
  • Obama administration to force employers to disclose salaries by gender

    01/29/2016 9:38:07 AM PST · by Bobby_Taxpayer · 41 replies
    The Obama administration plans to require large employers to peel back the curtain on how much they pay men and women in a push to narrow long-standing earning gaps between the genders. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission will roll out details of the plan Friday to begin gathering a summary of pay data from employers with 100 or more workers. The data will be used to identify employers that may be engaging in pay discrimination so that the agency can target its enforcement resources where problems may be likeliest to exist. The proposal would cover more than 63 million U.S....
  • Here's how much tech workers are paid in all 50 states — see where yours ranks

    01/27/2016 3:30:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/27/2016 | Brandt Ranj
    If you've ever wondered whether the grass would be greener — or if you literally make more green — by moving to another state or working in tech, we have your answer. We've ranked the average salary of tech workers in all 50 states, using the latest data from a new survey conducted by While you'll need the necessary skills to get your foot in the door of a tech job, this roundup gives you the chance to at least see how your state, and those across the country, stack up. Here's how every state ranks, from those with...
  • Huckabee cuts staff salaries

    12/17/2015 8:04:29 PM PST · by catnipman · 19 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/17/2015 | Henry Jackson
    "Right now our goal is we're going to put a lot of our resources into Iowa, and that's what we're doing," Sarah Huckabee Sanders said. "Obviously, if we go to Iowa and lose — well frankly we probably won't keep going."
  • What Americans Lose When We Refuse to Do Crap Jobs

    07/14/2015 11:28:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 07/14/2015 | Peter Cook
    The best job I’ve ever had was cleaning deep fryers at McDonald’s at 4:30 in the morning. By “best,” I don’t mean most pleasant. Each morning, I would take a filtration device (basically a heavy bucket with a filter, on wheels) up to each deep fryer, empty the fryer’s oil into it and, while it churned away, I would scrub the sides and bottom of the fryer. After the filter was done working, I would pump the filtered oil back into the fryer and turn on the heating element to prepare it for that day’s cooking. By the end of...
  • Public College Plutocrats

    06/19/2015 9:19:01 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 19, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    When Hillary Clinton, President Obama and other progressives rail against “the fortunate,” “the haves,” and “the lucky,” don’t expect them to rail against public college presidents, no matter how much they richly, every pun intended, deserve it. Here, courtesy of the Chronicle of Higher Education, are some of the fortunate few: • Rodney A. Erickson, president of Penn State at University Park, who took home $1,494,603 in 2014; • R. Bowen Loftin, then of Texas A & M, who received $1,128,957 that same year; • Joseph A. Alutto, then of Ohio State, who got $996,169 in 2014; • Elson S....
  • America’s 15 Highest Paying Companies [And the industries they represent]

    04/16/2015 9:40:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Glassdoor ^ | 04/15/2015 | Glassdoor Team
    Do you dream of earning a six figure paycheck? If so, Glassdoor has compiled its newest report identifying America’s 15 Highest Paying Companies, in which the median annual total compensation starts at more than $140,000. This report evaluates salary and compensation information shared by employees over the past year on Glassdoor. The ranking of companies by median total compensation takes into account annual base salary, cash and stock bonuses, commissions and other forms of financial income. Check out the top 15 companies below, along with insights from Glassdoor Chief Economist Dr. Andrew Chamberlain explaining why these companies pay so well....
  • The 15 highest-paying companies in America, 2015

    04/11/2015 5:50:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/11/2015 | JACQUELYN SMITH AND MIKE NUDELMAN
    Companies like Netflix and Google aren't just fun places to work. They're also two of the highest-paying employers in the US. Glassdoor, an online jobs and careers community, just released a new report which identifies the 15 companies with the highest median total compensation — which includes base salary and other forms of income, such as commissions, tips, and bonuses — as reported by US-based employees on the Glassdoor website over the past year. Turns out the average employee at the No. 1 company, New York-based law firm Skadden Arps, rakes in over $180,00 a year. That's nearly four times...
  • 90,000 McDonald’s Workers Will See a Raise

    04/04/2015 3:06:20 PM PDT · by everythingfinance · 52 replies
    Everything Finance ^ | 4-2-2015 | EF NewsDesk
    McDonald’s announced that over 90,000 employees will receive a pay raise effective July 1, 2015. After recent employee protests and slow sales, McDonald’s appears to be raising salaries to solve employee relation problems and improve it’s image with consumers.
  • Why There Is No Wage Growth In America

    03/28/2015 10:42:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 03/28/2015 | Tyler Durden
    Over the past 2 years the Obama administration has been desperate to boost minimum wages, usually over tedious bickering with republicans and corporations who have resisted such an increase, with neither party realizing that such a measure would not do much to actually boost aggregate spending. Instead, what Obama should have been focusing on was to limit the maximum number of hours worked per week, because as the following chart shows, the reason why weekly pay is rising and aggregate earnings is not due to an increase in hourly wages but because Americans are simply working longer hours every...
  • Here are the salaries of 13 major world leaders

    03/19/2015 8:26:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/19/2015 | AMANDA MACIAS AND MIKE NUDELMAN
  • Here's The Salary You Have To Earn To Buy A Home In 15 Major US Cities

    12/09/2014 7:05:16 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/09/2014 | Libby Kane
    Mortgage website has updated its estimate of how much annual income a household would need to buy a home in major cities in the US according to Q3 data. The site looked at median home prices from the National Association of Realtors, along with interest rates for common 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages and property taxes and insurance costs, to figure out how much money it would take to pay a median-priced home's mortgage principal, taxes, and insurance — and how much you would have to earn to afford it. 15. Detroit Population: 921,147 Median Home Price: $151,500 Monthly Mortgage Payment:...
  • The 20 Highest-Paid Coaches In College Football

    12/04/2014 6:19:51 AM PST · by blam · 13 replies
    BI - Reuters ^ | 12=4-2014 | Cork Gaines
    Cork Gaines December 3, 2014As television revenue increases for conferences and the NCAA, and demand increases for schools to compete for national championships, salaries for the head coaches are skyrocketing. So it is not surprising that the most successful coach in college football, Nick Saban, tops the list. Using data compiled by, here are the highest-paid college football players. #1 Nick Saban, Alabama — $7.2 million 2014 Salary: $7,160,187 Potential bonuses: $700,000 2014 record: 11-1 National championships: 4 Conference championships: 5 (snip)
  • People With These College Majors Get The Biggest Pay Raises

    12/03/2014 11:35:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/03/2014 | JACQUELYN SMITH
    When deciding what to study in college, it's important to consider the earning and growth potential for jobs associated with each major. To help you figure that out, Payscale, the creator of the world's largest compensation database with more than 40 million salary profiles, looked at the difference between starting salary (less than five years of experience) and mid-career pay (10 or more years of experience) by college major to determine the 13 majors with the largest salary growth. 13. Business & Information Technology (IT) Common jobs: Information Technology (IT) Manager, Systems Analyst, Systems Administrator Starting median pay: $56,900 Mid-career...
  • There Is No Wage Growth: America Will Soon Have More Waiter/Bartenders Than Manufacturing Workers

    11/07/2014 6:57:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/7/2014 | Tyler Durden
    While the headline jobs print was a modest kneejerk disappointment at least until it is appropriately spun in some sort of "goldilocks" frame, where the October jobs report was a true disappointment, was in the report of average hourly earnings: rising at just 0.1% for the month and 2.0% Y/Y, it missed expectations across both metrics. As a reminder, even Janet Yellen has observed that with the unemployment rate ridiculously low and thus meaningless to shape policy, the key thing the Fed head is watching is any changes in wages to determine where benign wage inflation is headed. Well,...
  • Why you haven’t gotten a pay raise

    10/07/2014 6:49:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/07/2014 | Catherine Rampell
    Why haven’t you gotten a raise? In the past few years, corporate profits have climbed ever higher. Legions of unemployed people are now finding gainful employment, with joblessness finally falling below 6 percent. Meanwhile, if you’re anything like the average American worker, your pay has been flat, just barely keeping pace with inflation. If you’re in the very middle of America’s income distribution, in fact, your overall household income is lower today than it was when the recession officially ended more than five years ago. This is all a bit of a puzzle. Usually unemployment declines go hand in hand...
  • Where The Rising Wages Are?

    10/03/2014 7:13:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10/03/2014 | Tyler Durden
    With the September jobs report, perhaps one of the most irrelevant monthly updates from the BLS in a long time, due out in less than half an hour, BofA's Chart of the Day looks at what has become the most sticky issue in the monthly jobs report of late: where the inflation-adjusted income growth, or lack thereof, can be found. What it finds is that the average American can still hope for rising real wages: they just have to be massively underwater on unrepayable student debt. To wit:  As of 2013, the median income for college graduates was about $80,000...
  • SIGTARP: Excessive Pay at Bailed-Out GM

    09/30/2014 10:32:50 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 3 replies
    NLPC ^ | September 30, 2014 | Mark Modica
    A special inspector general report on compensation for executives at General Motors and Ally Financial blasts the Treasury Department for allowing excessive pay at the companies as taxpayers lost billions of dollars on the auto bailouts. The watchdog group issuing the report monitors the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), which was set up to save financial corporations deemed "too big to fail" due to systemic risk to America's financial system. The program was expanded to allow for the bailing out of the auto industry, despite the questionable use of funds specifically designated for financial institutions. A NY Times piece...
  • Let The Good Times Roll For The US Economy

    08/04/2014 4:48:37 AM PDT · by blam · 18 replies
    BI ^ | 8-4-2014 | Ed Yardeni
    Ed Yardeni, Dr. Ed's BlogAugust 4, 2014 Yardeni chart Aug 4, Dr. Ed's Blog The US economy appears on my worry list only indirectly and only because it is performing well, showing no signs of a recession. That’s bearish only if the Fed’s response of starting to raise interest rates in baby steps triggers an unanticipated financial crisis simply because interest rates have been too close to zero for too long. A rush out of corporate bond funds could be one of the consequences with recessionary consequences, or maybe not. It’s something to watch. For now, let the good times...
  • 10 Cities Where Wages Are Soaring

    07/17/2014 7:40:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Wall Street 24X7 ^ | 07/16/2014 | By Alexander Kent and Alexander E.M. Hess
    Although there are many signs the economy is improving, average weekly wages in the United States remained stagnant throughout 2013. This was a notable change from a year earlier, when weekly wages rose 4.7% over the same period. Despite flattening nationally, wages posted strong growth in some metro areas. In six of the 10 metro areas, wages grew at least 6%. In Idaho Falls, wages grew by 18.4% between the fourth quarters of 2012 and 2013. Based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), these are the metro areas where wages are soaring.Click here to see the 10...
  • Floyd Mayweather Heads 2014 List Of The World's Highest-Paid Athletes

    07/13/2014 5:24:10 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    Forbes ^ | June 11, 2014 | Kurt Badenhausen
    Floyd Mayweather has been cashing multi-million checks for his fights for more than a decade. He banked at least $25 million for each of his past nine bouts going back to 2007 when he defeated Oscar De La Hoya in the most watched fight in the history of boxing pay-per-view events. Mayweather has earned almost $400 million in the ring since he turned pro in 1996 after the Olympics, but he has never had a year like this past one. Mayweather earned $105 million during the past 12 months for 72 minutes of work in the ring for fights against...
  • Employees Who Stay In Companies Longer Than Two Years Get Paid 50% Less

    06/23/2014 12:08:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Forbes ^ | 06/23/2014 | Cameron King
    The worst kept secret is that employees are making less on average every year. There are millions of reasons for this, but we’re going to focus on one that we can control. Staying employed at the same company for over two years on average is going to make you earn less over your lifetime by about 50% or more. Keep in mind that 50% is a conservative number at the lowest end of the spectrum. This is assuming that your career is only going to last 10 years. The longer you work, the greater the difference will become over your...
  • We found the One Percent

    06/09/2014 10:31:17 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 17 replies
    Campus Report ^ | June 3, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Those of us in the 99 percent have had few encounters with the one percent of wealthy elites we keep hearing about. We did find a good place to start looking, though: the front office at your local state university. The Chronicle of Higher Education shows us who belongs to the millionaires’ club—presidents of public colleges who made more than a million dollars this school year: *E. Gordon Gee, Ohio State University, $6,057,615 *R. Bowen Loftin, Texas A & M at College Station, $1,6363,274 *Hamid A. Shirvani, North Dakota University, $1,311,095 *Renu Khator, University of Houston main campus, $1,266,000 *Sally...
  • Administrators Not Created Equal

    05/05/2014 11:10:46 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 4 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 2, 2014 | Spencer Irvine
    In The Chronicle of Higher Education, writer Don Troop highlighted the current controversy at the University of Michigan concerning how much the university pays its administrators. At Ann Arbor in 2005, they paid less than $13 million on “additional pay” (i.e. bonuses) to administrators for meeting performance goals or taking on additional duties not in their job descriptions. By 2013, Michigan paid more than $46 million for these kinds of bonuses. michigan football A dozen professors at the university have published their research, including an open letter, on the website, where they call on the Michigan board and incoming...
  • The 15 Highest-Paying Companies in America

    03/18/2014 9:21:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Wall Street 24X7 ^ | 03/18/2014 | Douglas A. McIntyre, Alexander E.M. Hess, Thomas C. Frohlich and Vince Calio
    Median income for Americans was $34,750 in 2012. At some companies, however, the median is more than five times the national number. Based on figures provided by Glassdoor, 24/7 Wall St. examined the highest-paying companies in America. The companies that pay their employees the most fall primarily into two industries: management consulting firms and tech companies. These companies employ graduates of elite schools who have skills that are in high demand and have high salary expectations to match.Click here to see the 15 Highest-Paying Companies in AmericaConsultancies can afford to pay high salaries. Generally, they are high-margin businesses, relying on...
  • Raiding Corporate Coffers....Again

    03/15/2014 3:49:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | March 15, 2014 | Charles Payne
    President Obama continues his push to tweak free market forces and buy votes with an executive move that will force businesses to pay extra for overtime work of certain salaried employees. Managers earning more than $455 a week are not eligible for overtime pay, even if those "managers" are really shift supervisors at a 7-11 or fast food restaurant. The number of potential people impacted by this change is hard to quantify. The law governing oversight is rooted in the Fair Labor Standards Act 1938. In 1975, the Department of Labor set the minimum to $250 a week, which...
  • Here's How Much You Have To Make To Buy A House In 25 Major Cities

    02/20/2014 8:52:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/20/2014 | ANDY KIERSZ
    Online mortgage company recently estimated the salaries needed to afford a house in 25 metropolitan areas across the United States. Because, the cost of real estate varies across cities and regions — you need to be making about four times as much money in San Diego as in Cincinnati to afford a house. The map illustrates these differences. The wider the circle over a city, the more you need to make to afford a house there: CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE MAP AND TABLE
  • Public-Private Compensation Gaps Still With Us

    01/13/2014 10:51:33 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 9 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/11/2014 | Michael LaFaive
    For many years the Mackinac Center has pointed out that on balance government employees do better financially than those who pay their bills. This was driven home for me recently by new statistics reported by the Wall Street Journal. The gist was characterized by one snarky newsletter title, "Sorry About the Recession, America, But Don't Worry About Washington." Specifically, average median household income in the nation's capital city rose 23.3 percent between 2000 and 2012, while the typical household in the rest of the country experienced a mere 6.6 percent rise. This is a wide gap, but not surprising given...
  • While Salaries Decline, Total Cost For Michigan Teachers Increasing

    01/10/2014 9:53:01 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/8/2014 | Tom Gantert
    While average teacher salary has dropped over the past several years, the cost of employing a public education teacher is getting more expensive, according to state data. MLive did a story in December that said when factoring in inflation, public school teacher salaries in Michigan have dropped 8 percent from 1999-00 to 2012-13. But that article looked at just one aspect of the cost of a public education teacher. From 2003-04 to 2010-11 (the latest year data is available), employee insurance costs have increased by $249 million while mandatory coverage (contributions from state and local retirement, employer social security and...
  • Three-quarters of Americans think teachers paid less than they really are

    09/16/2013 2:31:16 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 111 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9-16-13 | ASHE SCHOW
    Seventy-four percent of Americans think teachers make less than they really do, according to a new poll from Rasmussen. The average teacher salary in America is $55,000 (upward of $75,000 in Chicago), but three quarters of Americans think teachers earn less than that. Over half of Americans (52 percent) believe teachers are paid too little. Just 15 percent believe they are paid too much while 26 percent think teachers are paid the right amount. In a related poll, just 26 percent of Americans give public schools positive marks.
  • MBA Students Are Totally Deluded About How Much Money They'll Make

    07/18/2013 8:22:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/18/2013 | Max Nisen
    Many would-be MBAs expect a salary after graduation that's far in excess of what they can hope for. The average US MBA student expects to earn $140,000 on graduating, a 240% increase from the average current pre-enrollment salary of $58,000, according to a survey by QS, The reality? Payscale puts the median for grads with 4 or less years of experience at $55,779, and $71,920 for those with 5-9 years. Graduates of top schools can usually still expect 6 figures. MBA salaries have been flat for some time now as graduates price themselves out of many industries, traditionally lucrative...
  • American Cities Where Wages Are Soaring

    07/15/2013 8:01:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Wall Street 24X7 ^ | 07/15/2013
    The average wage of a U.S. worker was $1,000 per week in the fourth quarter of 2012, or 4.7% higher from the same time in 2011, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In some areas, pay rose than 10%. In the San Francisco metropolitan area, the average wage grew by nearly 25%, more than any area in the country. Based on the BLS Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, these are the cities with the biggest increases in pay.Click here to see the cities where wages are soaringClick here to see the cities where wages are plummetingIn an...
  • Senate: Time to raise pay for Minnesota's lawmakers

    04/16/2013 7:02:42 AM PDT · by Colonel_Flagg · 16 replies
    Minneapolis Star-Tribune ^ | April 16, 2013 | Rachel Stassen-Berger
    The Minnesota Senate on Tuesday is set to approve salary increases for legislators and the governor, who have had their pay frozen since 1999. The raises, which would start taking effect in 2015, would be hefty. By 2016, legislators’ pay would go to $42,000 from the current $31,000 — an increase of 35 percent. The governor’s salary would rise to $128,000 a year from $120,000 now, although Gov. Mark Dayton has already said he would donate his increase. The move heats up a reliable hot potato. For 15 years, politics have kept lawmakers from approving pay increases for themselves or...
  • Rare interview with wife of Palestinian prisoner proves PMW's contention that PA pays salaries

    04/10/2013 12:10:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    PalWatch ^ | 4/10/13 | Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilbedik
    Prisoner's wife: "A year and a half ago, I went to the Ministry of Prisoners' Affairs... Their answer was: 'Your husband transfers it to the person he wants. It's in his power not to transfer [it to you] and we can't do anything about it." Prisoner's wife: "[My husband] told me: 'If you do what I want, it [the monthly salary] will return to you. As long as you are like this, it won't return to you.'" by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik Since 2011, Palestinian Media Watch has been supplying governments and media worldwide with documentation that the...
  • Obama: “All You Need Is Gov!” – Wages and Salaries Continue to Fall with Growing Government

    02/21/2013 4:09:06 PM PST · by whitedog57 · 4 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 02/21/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    President Obama’s over-the-top speech on the effects of sequestration made it seem like it would be the end-of-days for the economy if sequestration went into effect. Or if ANY government spending is cut … or slowed. Douglas Holtz-Eakin of the American Action Forum (AAF) was on CNN with Erin Burnett saying the sequestration won’t nearly be as bad as some say. The government wastes $125 billion each year, and the actual amount of the sequestration cuts is only $44 billion (not the $85 billion Obama is screeching about). Was Obama really saying that government can waste $125 billion per year,...
  • The "New Normal" Dream Job: CA State Workers Earning $822,000

    12/11/2012 9:07:43 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 3 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12-11-12 | Tyler Durden
    Become a California state worker, preferably one who deals with neurotic and/or crazy people (i.e., a psychiatrist), and rake it in. The following chart from Bloomberg shows just how generous the otherwise insolvent state of California is when it comes to paying its public servants, and the 100%+ increase in California employee state pay since 2005. Needless to say, this is a rate of increase in compensation that 99% of workers in the private sector would die for. Some other stunning observations from Bloomberg on the best job taxpayer money can buy. The best paid job: psychiatrist. At this pace,...
  • The truth about federal salary numbers (Are they paid much less than those on the private sector?)

    11/19/2012 6:49:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/18/2012 | Andrew G. Biggs and Jason Richwine
    Should federal workers get a raise? With salaries and benefits paid to the government’s civilian workers totaling $271 billion in 2011, deciding whether to extend the freeze enacted last year on cost-of-living increases has important budgetary consequences. Unfortunately, the government’s methodology for comparing pay is too flawed to offer real guidance. The Federal Salary Council, an advisory body of academics and leaders of public employee unions, suggested last month that federal workers are underpaid by an average of 35 percent relative to nonfederal employees. The council’s data come from the “President’s Pay Agent,” the bureaucratic entity that conducts the federal...
  • Not exactly the 99%: Top union leaders’ salaries

    08/25/2012 8:16:00 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Not exactly the 99%: Top union leaders’ salariesAugust 23, 2012 | 11:51 am Advocating for the working man doesn’t pay too poorly, it seems. Here’s a list of the annual salaries and benefits earned by the nation’s top labor officials, according to the Labor Department. This data is based on 2011 filings: AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka – $293,750. National Education Association President Dennis Van Roekel – $460,060
  • Guess Which Country Has The Best Paid Manufacturing Workers

    12/23/2011 8:26:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/23/2011 | Global Macro Monitor
    Great data from the BLS comparing hourly compensation for manufacturing. The second chart looks at the benefits component of the hourly cost. The data are from 2010 and sensitive to exchange rate movements. We will post a follow-up chart in the next few days looking at the 2009-10 change in hourly compensation, breaking out the changes in wage and benefits versus the FX component. Stay tuned!
  • Cities Hit as Funds From Bonds Pay Other Bills

    11/14/2011 3:50:28 PM PST · by dynachrome · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal online ^ | 11-14-11 | IANTHE JEANNE DUGAN, JUSTIN SCHECK and BOBBY WHITE
    When the recession squeezed Miami's budget in recent years, officials reached into funds raised for road repairs and other projects to plug the shortfall. Now, the city is paying a price. The moves triggered lawsuits and a federal investigation, in a brouhaha that holds ramifications for how municipalities nationwide maneuver around unprecedented money problems. Cash Flow View Interactive ..Cities and states across the country are using money designated for specific purposes—such as fixing roads or sewers—in order to fill financial holes elsewhere, according to public officials and records. The moves are exposing municipalities to controversy, as federal regulators and local...
  • U.S. Gov't Financial Regulators Earn Tax-Funded Salaries of $225,000-Plus

    10/26/2011 5:48:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies · 1+ views ^ | 10/26/11 | Matt Cover
    ( – Federal employees at several financial regulatory agencies – including the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) – are earning six-figure salaries and taking home bonuses up to $5,000, according to federal records obtained by Judicial Watch. At least 228 such regulators make $225,000 a year. In comparison, members of Congress make $174,000 a year; the Speaker of the House makes $223,500; and the majority and minority leaders pull in $193,400 a year. The records, obtained through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), show the number of employees at five of the six major financial regulatory agencies. In addition...
  • Judicial Watch Discovers Generous Salaries and Bonuses for Government Finance Agencies Staff Members

    10/25/2011 12:58:09 PM PDT · by Stayfree · 4 replies
    Judicial Watch, Inc. ^ | Oct. 25, 2011 | Judicial Watch, Inc.
    A dozen new hires take home more than $225,000 a year the agency doled out from $400 to $5,000 in bonus income to employees already earning $225,000 or more per year The OCC responded on August 22, 2011, the SF-50s indicating that 85 workers earn $225,000 or more per year. The employee names, as well as the legal authority under which the pay raises were issued, were blotted out.
  • SolarCity latest to see loan loss post Solyndra

    09/23/2011 5:16:06 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sep 23, 2011 | Nichola Groom and Timothy Gardner
    Solar panel installer SolarCity said on Friday it was the second company in as many days that will not get finalization of U.S. government loan aid by a September 30 deadline. The Department of Energy informed SolarCity of its inability to close the loan 48 hours ago, blaming increased paperwork resulting from a Congressional investigation into the Department of Energy's $535 million loan guarantee awarded to bankrupt solar company Solyndra, SolarCity said in a letter to the Republican lawmakers heading the probe.The DOE loan guarantee program, which is under fire for missing signs its first recipient of loan aid, Solyndra,...
  • Nice guys really DO finish last... Nasty people earn $10,000 more a year, study finds

    08/17/2011 12:09:56 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 33 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | August 15, 2011 | Paul Bentley
    It is a common saying that nice guys finish last - and when it comes to pay packets, at least, research shows the genial really do end up at the back of the queue. A study which looked at the link between personality and wages has found that 'agreeable' workers earn significantly less than their meaner colleagues. The gap is particularly telling when broken down by gender, with the difference in pay between mean and nice men almost $10,000 a year. The study, titled 'Do Nice Guys - and Gals - Really Finish Last?', examined levels of 'agreeableness' attributed to...
  • White House Releases Staffers Salaries

    07/01/2011 2:22:25 PM PDT · by JennysCool · 24 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/1/11 | Jake Tapper
    President Obama pays 21 White House staffers the maximum allowable salary, $172,200 a year, the White House disclosed today in its annual report of salaries. These top wage earners include all of those given the assignation “assistant to the president”: chief of staff Bill Daley, national security adviser Tom Donilon, top speechwriter Jon Favreau, counterterrorism adviser John Brennan, senior advisers Valerie Jarrett and David Plouffe, press secretary Jay Carney, and communications director Dan Pfeiffer -- whose first name is Howard (!), the disclosure reveals. The annual disclosure of salaries (the full list can be read HERE) is one of the...