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  • BP Shareholders Revolt Over CEO’s Salary

    04/11/2016 11:16:34 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 3 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 11-04-2016 | Mootje uit Kraaienest
    BP is facing a revolt from its shareholders over the salary of its CEO Bob Dudley. Dudley’s salary jumped 20 percent in 2015 to $19.6 million, the same year in which BP reported a record loss of $6.4 billion and laid off more than 5,000 workers. His rising salary has been met with opposition from shareholders because it is not only unseemly, but also because the raise is not connected to the company’s negative performance. "We consider the pay of the CEO to be simply too high, and particularly so in a year when the company suffered a record loss...
  • Michigan's Highest Paid School Employees (No. 1 Makes $368,836)

    03/10/2016 1:42:36 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 17 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/7/2016 | Tom Gantert
    When Curtis Ivery observed his 20th anniversary as chancellor of Wayne County Community College last year, press reports listed his salary at $250,000. As far as his base pay goes, that was correct. But when it comes to high-ranking municipal officials like Ivery, the base pay is often just the starting point. Ivery actually collected $368,836 in 2014-15, which makes him the highest-paid person covered by the state’s school pension system. This list is composed largely of public school and community college employees. Here are the top 10 highest paid in Michigan: Curtis Ivery, Wayne County Community College, superintendent: $368,836...
  • Pilot shortage hits US regional airlines

    03/06/2016 7:56:20 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 87 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 6 March 2016 | Luc Olinga
    Mid-sized and regional airlines in the US are suffering from a pilot shortage that could threaten the health of the broader US aviation industry. The labor shortfall has led to canceled flights at carriers like Mesa Airlines and Silver Airways. That has hit smaller airports, such as in Redding, California, or Erie, Pennsylvania, according to figures from the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA). The staffing crunch could also constrain traffic for larger companies like United Airlines and Delta Air Lines that depend on the mid-sized companies to serve rural consumers and feed customers into their networks. "It's becoming a...
  • Here's the salary you have to earn to buy a home in 19 major US cities

    03/03/2016 1:27:55 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/03/2016 | Libby Kane
    In the market for a home? Mortgage website HSH.com has updated its estimate of how much annual income a household would need to buy a home in major metropolitan areas in the US, according to fourth-quarter 2015 data. Thanks to lower mortgage rates and home prices, homes were more affordable in nearly every metro area measured than they had been in the previous quarter. The National Association of Realtors told HSH.com that it doesn't expect this trend to continue. The site also calculated how it would change the salary needed to buy a home if a buyer were to put...
  • AN IMMEDIATE HARVEST AND BREAKTHROUGH

    12/16/2015 4:47:27 PM PST · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    Supernatural responses have been enacted in my children now against the enemies of my heart and the table is about to be turned in their favor bringing my children the breakthrough to not only overcome but to take back the land from the enemy for an immediate Harvest ! He who gathers in summer is a prudent son, but he who sleeps in harvest is a son who brings shame. Revelation 14:15 And another angel came out of the temple, calling with a loud voice to him who sat on the cloud, “Put in your sickle, and reap, for the...
  • Here's how much people earn 10 years after attending the most expensive colleges in America

    12/10/2015 8:53:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/10/2015 | Kathleen Elkins
    A handful of today's top colleges ask for more than $60,000 a year — and they're only getting pricier. Does such a pricey education pay off in the long run? We looked at a new report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, which breaks down the median earnings of students from over 1,400 colleges 10 years after starting their studies. Using Business Insider's list of the 20 most expensive colleges in America, we highlighted how much students are earning after graduating from the priciest schools. Only one of these schools, Harvey Mudd College, ranked in Georgetown's...
  • Europeans Can Now Receive Their Paycheck in Bitcoin

    11/09/2015 2:05:18 AM PST · by Another Post-American · 12 replies
    Coin Telegraph ^ | 11/9/15 | Joseph Young
    Europe-based bitcoinCT r: 3 services provider Cashila has recently released a Bitwage-like Euro-to-Bitcoin payroll system, allowing European employees to request their wages to be paid in bitcoin through a simple bank or SEPA payment. The payment process of the sender or the employer will stay the exactly the same. On the Cashila platform, the receiver will create a payroll request with the inclusion of necessary bank details, including specific reference number, IBAN Bank account number, payment amount, etc. Once completed, employees and freelancers can export the invoice as a PDF or send it via email to their employers and wait...
  • Plan Would Hike Detroit Teacher Pay Up to $150K

    11/03/2015 12:38:20 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 24 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 11/2/2015 | Tom Gantert
    A Detroit businessman’s idea to attract talent to the city’s public schools by paying teachers between $125,000 to $150,000 could cost close to half a billion dollars every year. If superimposed on the school district’s current salaries and the state’s pension system, it would add up to $462 million to the Detroit school district’s $642 million annual operating budget, a 72 percent increase. Peter Karmanos, who founded Compuware and is the owner of the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes, offered the idea on Charlie Langton’s radio show. According to the most recent state records, there were 3,677 teachers in the Detroit Public...
  • Wall Street pay just hit a record high

    10/06/2015 7:54:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/06/2015 | Portia Crowe
    Wall Street pay exploded last year to a record high. Average salaries, including bonuses, grew by 14% in 2014 to $404,800, according to a new report from New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. After inflation, pay in 2014 was the third highest on record. The average Wall Street salary was nearly six times that of the rest of New York City's private sector, where the average salary was $72,300 last year. Bonuses were similar to their levels before the 2008 financial crisis. The average bonus, up more than 50% over the past three years, was $172,900 last year, according to...
  • Here's the salary you have to earn to buy a home in 17 major US cities

    08/24/2015 5:55:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/24/2015 | Libby Kane
    Buying a home is only getting more expensive.Mortgage website HSH.com has updated its estimate of how much annual income a household would need to buy a home in major metro areas in the US, according to second-quarter 2015 data.Prices have increased across the board.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, taxes, and insurance in each city — and how much you would have to...
  • Why Franklin Graham’s salary raises eyebrows among Christian nonprofits

    08/22/2015 6:11:03 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 121 replies
    Franklin Graham’s annual compensation of $880,000, revealed in a Charlotte Observer story, has some worrying that too many top Christian nonprofit leaders as well as pastors are seeing themselves as CEOs instead of as God’s servants... A spokesman for Franklin Graham said his compensation was determined by independent commissions that compared similar organizations’ top salaries. Graham was not available to answer questions.....
  • Department of Labor Set to Change Overtime Exemption Regulations under the FLSA

    On July 6th, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking with the potential to affect an untold number of employers. The proposed rule, published in the Federal Register at 80 FR 38515, drastically changes the DOL’s interpretation of the Fair Labor Standards Act with respect to overtime exemptions. The current rule, put in place in 2004, exempts employees with salaries of at least $455 a week ($23,660 a year) and who perform executive, administrative, professional, outside sales and computer duties from overtime regulations. In a Presidential Memorandum in March of 2014, President Obama directed the DOL...
  • Teachers Making Over $80,000 Say They Need Second Jobs 'To Make Ends Meet'

    08/11/2015 9:41:40 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 82 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/11/2015 | Tom Gantert
    One schoolteacher who gets paid $87,349 annually, and another who gets $80,472, were highlighted in a recent Oakland Press article complaining that teachers had to get second jobs “to make ends meet.” The article was written by a third teacher, Julia Satterthwaite, who works at the Rochester Community Schools district and is described as a "summer intern” for the newspaper. The article featured one of the author’s colleagues, Karen Malsbury, who has been teaching for 14 years. Malsbury was quoted as saying, “There is little or no room for professional growth, little opportunity to increase your personal income, no step...
  • Study Showing 15-Dollar-an-Hour Fast-Food Wages Would Raise Prices by Only 4 Percent Is Very Wrong

    08/05/2015 6:35:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/05/2015 | James Sherk
    If something seems too good to be true, it probably is. Unfortunately, many journalists did not remember that when covering a new report claiming $15-an-hour wages would raise fast-food prices only 4 percent. A closer look shows that the study underlying the report had major methodological errors. More serious analysis shows that $15-an-hour wages would raise fast-food prices by over a third — at least until stores automate work currently done by humans. The study, by Purdue University economists Richard Ghiselli and Jing Ma, has made quite a splash. The Washington Post covered it extensively, concluding that the higher wages...
  • 22 college majors with the highest starting salaries

    07/29/2015 8:33:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/29/2015 | Jacqueline Smith
    Salary potential shouldn't be the sole thing that attracts you to a major in college — things like passion, interest, and aptitude should also be considered. But it's still nice to know which degrees pay off the fastest. (And we can't blame you for being drawn to those.) PayScale, the creator of the world's largest compensation database, recently looked at the starting pay for millions of professionals and sorted the results by college major. Here are the 22 majors with the highest starting salaries: 22. Business and Information Technology Median starting pay: $56,900 Median mid-career pay: $99,100 % change from...
  • What Your Boss Really Means By "No One Is Getting A Raise."

    07/07/2015 5:08:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Forbes ^ | 07/07/2015 | Simon Constable
    We are now half way through the calendar year, and for many that means mid-year performance reviews. Or even worse, for some with odd fiscal years, it can be time for talks about money. Both inside and outside of those meetings what you have been told can be confusing. You need to understand what your boss really means, not just what is said. Believe me, I’ve spent enough time in corporate America, and enough time in human resource jobs, to know the difference. This stuff applies whether you work for a massive multinational like Google , or General Motors GM...
  • The Average Age Of A Minimum Wage Worker In America Is 36

    05/13/2015 8:27:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    TEC ^ | 05/12/2015 | Michael Snyder
    Did you know that 89 percent of all minimum wage workers in the United States are not teens? At this point, the average age of a minimum wage worker in this country is 36, and 56 percent of them are women. Millions upon millions of Americans are working as hard as they can (often that means two or three jobs), and yet despite all of their hard work they still find themselves mired in poverty. One of the big reasons for this is that we have created two classes of workers in the United States. “Full-time workers” are entitled to...
  • This Connecticut man earns more money working at a grocery store than as a college professor

    05/06/2015 10:36:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/06/2015 | Libby Kane
    In January, Matt Debenham got a job at the grocery story in his Connecticut town. There's nothing unusual about that, except for the fact that 44-year-old Debenham, married father of two, earns more stocking shelves and bagging groceries than he does working his other job as an adjunct college professor. "Adjunct" is industry speak for "part-time," an arrangement that's increasingly common at colleges and universities. Huffington Post reports that while the majority of college professors are now adjuncts, 60% of them admit to having at least one other job. In the 2015 edition of its annual report, the American Association...
  • Expert Warns Proposed Overtime Rule Could Hurt Retailers [Obama Exec Order Destruction]

    04/22/2015 1:56:12 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    daily caller ^ | 3/31/15 | Connor D Wolf
    The National Retail Federation is warning that a possible change to overtime rules could negatively impact retailers. “This summer, the Department of Labor is expected to propose changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act that would strip retail and restaurant managers of their salaried positions in favor of hourly pay and enact a limit on how managers are able to spend their time on the job,” the NRF noted in a press release.
  • Gravity Payments Owner Drastically Cuts $1M Salary and Sets $70,000 Minimum Wage for All Staff

    04/15/2015 9:20:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/15/2015 | Leonardo Blair
    In a jaw-dropping move Monday afternoon, Dan Price, the 30-year-old founder of Gravity Payments, a credit card processing company in Seattle, Washington, announced to his 120-person staff that over the next three years, every single employee — even the lowest paid clerk — will be paid a minimum annual salary of $70,000. And he wasn't joking. "My jaw just dropped," Phillip Akhavan, 29, who earns $43,000 working on the company's merchant relations team, said in an interview with The New York Times. "This is going to make a difference to everyone around me." The announcement stunned the staff and triggered...
  • Here's how much money millennials are earning in each state

    04/07/2015 1:50:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/07/2015 | Kathleen Elkins
    Millennials aren't earning as much money as their parents did when they were young. They came of age during tough economic times — student debt has reached an all-time high and the job market is more competitive than ever. While this is bad news for the millennial generation as a whole, it is especially so for millennial women, who still face a gender wage gap. The Institute for Women's Policy Research recently analyzed data from the US government and released a report that provides state by state comparisons of women's earnings and several compelling charts. One of the charts reveals...
  • 30 specific tech skills that will get you a $110,000-plus salary

    03/19/2015 2:14:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/19/2015 | Julie Bort
    Being a tech professional is a good career with plenty of high-paying jobs. But it's an ever-changing job market. One day a skill is hot and the next it's not. Job site Dice.com recently published its 2015 Salary Survey, which named the highest-paying tech skills. Dice, a tech-job-hunting site, surveyed 23,470 IT professionals in the fall of 2014 to come up with this list. Of course, skills alone won't always lead to a high salary. Work experience counts, too. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ No. 30: RDBMS is worth $114,100 RDBMS (Relational Database Management System) is the full-jargon term for the thing otherwise known...
  • The 25 Highest Paying Jobs In Demand Today

    03/18/2015 8:36:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Glassdoor ^ | 03/17/2015 | Glassdoor Research Team
    Curious which jobs pay the most and are in high demand right now? Glassdoor has released its inaugural 25 Highest Paying Jobs In Demand report, identifying top jobs that pay the most and are in high demand by employers nationwide. Job seekers: While these jobs pay handsomely, it’s important to note that most also require a high level of experience, skills and education to get hired. Check out the complete results: 1. Physician Average Base Salary: $212,270 Number of Job Openings: 7984 2. Pharmacy Manager Average Base Salary: $131,099 Number of Job Openings: 1787 3. Software Architect Average Base Salary:...
  • 13 College Majors Where The Pay Goes Nowhere

    11/18/2014 7:48:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/18/2014 | JACQUELYN SMITH
    When deciding on a college major, students are encouraged to think about a few things: what they love to do; what they want to do; what jobs they imagine themselves in; and what the earning and growth potential is like for those careers. For instance, they'd probably want to know ahead of time that Human Services majors only see their annual pay increase by about $7,500, or 22%, over the first 10 years of their careers, compared to the average American worker, whose salary grows by about $25,000, or 60%, in that time. That's according to Payscale, the creator of...
  • What's Causing the Wage Stagnation?

    11/06/2014 7:57:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    RCM ^ | 11/6/2014 | Robert Samuelson
    I recently wrote about sluggish and stagnant wages, which are said to weaken the economy's recovery. I argued that workers' fear of losing their jobs is an important - perhaps decisive - explanation. In a nutshell: Frightened of being fired and being unable to find a new job, workers are less inclined to quit and search for something better. Therefore, employers don't have to raise wages, or can raise them less, to retain their best workers. Wage gains have been running at about 2 percent annually, a bit above the rate of inflation. There are many competing theories. The most...
  • 50% Of American Workers Make Less Than $28,031 A Year

    10/25/2014 6:11:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 89 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10/25/2013 | Michael Snyder via Zero Hedge
    The Social Security Administration has just released wage statistics for 2013, and the numbers are startling.  Last year, 50 percent of all American workers made less than $28,031, and 39 percent of all American workers made less than $20,000.  If you worked a full-time job at $10 an hour all year long with two weeks off, you would make $20,000.  So the fact that 39 percent of all workers made less than that amount is rather telling.  This is more evidence of the declining quality of the jobs in this country.  In many homes in America today, both parents are...
  • 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...
  • The 25 Worst Jobs For Salary Growth

    10/02/2014 1:49:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/02/2014 | Emmie Martin
    We recently laid out the best jobs for pay raises and growth — a new report from financial tools startup SmartAsset. While half of the top 10 careers were in healthcare — showing that these professionals can easily and quickly move up and make more — a recent report from PayScale found that this most definitely isn't an industry-wide trend. In fact, healthcare jobs dominated PayScale's list of the worst professions for salary growth. To compile its ranking of jobs with the slowest salary growth, PayScale examined the median pay for over 2,000 professions over a 20-year period. They found...
  • Here's The Salary You Have To Earn To Buy A Home In These 13 Major US Cities

    09/03/2014 7:18:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/03/2014 | Libby Kane
    In May, we reported on the salary needed to buy a home in 12 major U.S. cities, based on first-quarter data analyzed by mortgage website HSH.com. The site has updated its data according to 2014 second-quarter numbers, which we've listed here (with the addition of Washington, D.C.).Spoiler alert: It's only gotten more expensive.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...
  • Study finds Dems pay minorities less than white counterparts

    08/11/2014 3:06:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/11/2014 | Noah Rothman
    Earlier this year, the press was shocked to learn that President Barack Obama’s rhetorical opposition to divisive gender-based discrimination in the workplace was not matched by his administration’s actions. After months of pushing the misleading and inaccurate statistic that women are paid just 70 cents for every dollar a man makes in similar occupations, the political media learned that the same calculation implicates the White House in that very same discrimination. As recently as July, reporters noted that the administration has been slow to correct their own pay discrimination problem. “The average male White House employee currently earns about...
  • Ukrainian government has no cash for army salaries from after August 1

    07/24/2014 9:32:02 PM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 25 replies
    The Kyiv Post ^ | 07/24/2014
    The protracted hostilities have used up the financial resources set aside for the conduct of the anti-terrorist operation (ATO), thus undermining salary payouts to the Ukrainian military as early as from August 1, Ukrainian Finance Minister Oleksandr Shlapak said on July 24.
  • Chelsea Clinton Follows Parents’ Lead as a Paid Speaker [$75,000 Per Speech]

    07/09/2014 9:08:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    New York Times ^ | 07/09/2014 | By AMY CHOZICK
    There is a new Clinton paid to deliver speeches — Chelsea, the former first daughter — and she is commanding as much as $75,000 per appearance. Aides stressed that while Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton often address trade groups and Wall Street bankers, Ms. Clinton, now 34, focuses on organizations whose goals are in line with the work of the family’s philanthropic organization, the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation. Organizers said her star power helped sell tickets and raise money. And unlike her parents’ talks, Ms. Clinton’s speeches “are on behalf of the Clinton Foundation, and 100 percent of...
  • Here's The Salary You Have To Earn To Buy A Home In These 12 Major US Cities

    05/21/2014 8:36:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/21/2014 | Libby Kane
    In the wake of reports that teachers are being dramatically priced out of the San Francisco area and that 45% of Manhattan homes are purchased in cash, sometimes you just have to wonder: Who can actually afford to buy a home? Mortgage website HSH.com analyzed median home prices and interest rates for common 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages, as well as property taxes and insurance costs, to figure out how much money it would take to pay a home's mortgage principal, taxes, and insurance — and how much you would have to earn to afford it. You can check out its website...
  • The Wages Of Young Female College Grads Are Lower Today Than In 1989

    05/16/2014 9:09:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/16/2014 | ALYSSA DAVIS, EPI'S WORKING ECONOMICS BLOG
    One of the most shocking findings from Heidi Shierholz’s, Will Kimball’s, and my research on young graduates is that inflation-adjusted wages for young female college graduates are lower today than they were in 1989. Average real wages for young female college graduates are currently $15.29, whereas 25 years ago they were $16.12 (in 2013 dollars) — a decrease of 5.2%. This is part of a wider trend of wage stagnation and decline since 1989 for both men and women. For all college graduates ages 21-24 (male and female combined), wages today are only 2.4% higher than they were in 1989....
  • Cheerleader revolt against NFL grows with lawsuit against Jets

    05/06/2014 6:17:02 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 39 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 6, 214 | Robin Abcarian
    The Great NFL Sideline Rebellion of 2014 strikes again.. A former professional cheerleader for the New York Jets filed a wage-theft lawsuit against the team Tuesday, making the Jets the fourth NFL team this year to be sued by cheerleaders for allegedly violating state labor laws.
  • Here's How Much Money Doctors in America Actually Make

    04/21/2014 1:25:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/21/2014 | LAUREN F FRIEDMAN
    Medscape, a subsidiary of the medical information website WebMD, has released its 2014 Physician Compensation Report. The data in the report come from more than 24,000 doctors in 25 specialties, who responded to Medscape's annual survey with information on their compensation for 2013.The infographic below shows the average earnings for each surveyed specialty. Orthopedists were the highest earners: In an explanation of their findings, Medscape notes that: "As in the past, those who perform procedures have the highest incomes compared with those who manage chronic illnesses." Some primary care practices saw a slight increase in earnings, "which could reflect early...
  • GOP legislation would cut off Holder's salary

    04/16/2014 3:48:39 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/16/2014
    A Republican lawmaker has introduced legislation that would cut off pay to Attorney General Eric Holder and other federal officials who have been held in contempt of Congress. Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, introduced the "Contempt Act" on Tuesday, less than a week after alluding to the measure during a contentious House Judiciary Committee hearing where Holder faced criticism from GOP lawmakers. "The American people should not be footing the bill for federal employees who stonewall Congress or rewarding government officials’ bad behavior," Farenthold said in a statement. "If the average American failed to do his or her job, he or...
  • 9 Of The Top 10 Occupations In America Pay An Average Wage Of Less Than $35,000 A Year

    04/03/2014 2:55:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    TEC ^ | 04/03/2014 | Michael Snyder
    According to stunning new numbers just released by the federal government, nine of the top ten most commonly held jobs in the United States pay an average wage of less than $35,000 a year. When you break that down, that means that most of these workers are making less than $3,000 a month before taxes. And once you consider how we are being taxed into oblivion, things become even more frightening. Can you pay a mortgage and support a family on just a couple grand a month? Of course not. In the old days, a single income would enable a...
  • A new way to gauge the worth of college debt, starting salary

    03/23/2014 4:35:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 03/17/2014 | By Steve Rosen
    Here's a typical college scenario: Your daughter's dream job is to be an elementary school teacher and reading specialist. Yet she'll need to dive deep into debt to pursue her undergraduate degree, and borrow more if continuing to grad school. She's worried -- rightfully -- about her financial future, and she's looking for answers. How much debt might she be saddled with? How much will her college degree translate into salary once she lands a job? And what budget-squeezing sacrifices might be necessary to repay the swath of loans? Those types of questions are on the minds of countless college...
  • Md. Lawmakers To Get 15 Percent Pay Hike

    03/22/2014 2:44:57 PM PDT · by workerbee · 24 replies
    CBSBaltimore ^ | 3/22/14
    <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland lawmakers will receive a 15.7 percent pay raise over the next four years.</p> <p>Sources report that a salary commission recommended the increase, which will take effect automatically. A Republican resolution to stop the pay hikes is going nowhere.</p>
  • 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...
  • Obama to force businesses to pay more employees overtime

    03/12/2014 3:08:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/12/2014 | AllahPundit
    Unlike his various “fixes” for ObamaCare, there actually is some statutory basis for this move. In both cases, though, he’s following the same rule: Even if the policy isn’t good, the politics are, and that makes it worth doing.It’s a logical corollary to his push to raise the minimum wage. If, in the name of fairness and income equality, we can tell businesses how much to pay their lowest-ranking employees, we should also tell them how much to pay their middle managers, no? Under current federal regulations, workers who are deemed executive, administrative or professional employees can be denied overtime...
  • Seattle's Socialist councilwoman to accept less than half of $117K salary

    01/28/2014 1:33:08 AM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    NBC News ^ | 1/27/14 | Jeff Black
    Seattle’s only Socialist City Council member announced Monday that she will make good on a campaign pledge and accept only $40,000 a year in salary — bringing her down to the average wage of a worker in the city. The remainder of the roughly $117,000 salary will go to social justice causes such as strike funds, civil rights and women’s rights, she said in a statement. "Every Councilmember faces a choice of who they represent and which world they inhabit,” said Kshama Sawant, who took office earlier this month. “My place is with working people and their struggles. I want...
  • A Closer Look At Teacher Salaries In Michigan

    12/31/2013 8:38:42 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 8 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 12/24/2013 | Tom Gantert
    Public school teacher salaries have dropped 8 percent from 1999-00 to 2012-13 when factoring in inflation, according to an MLive story. However, the data released by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics includes charter public school teachers’ salaries, which are considerably lower than conventional public school teachers, and doesn’t mention a recent exodus of the state’s oldest — and highest paid — teachers. The article stated: “When converted to 2013 dollars, Michigan teachers were earning an average $67,148 in 1999-2000, compared to an actual average for 2012-2013 of $61,560.” Here’s a closer look at the salary...
  • Philadelphia 76ers Rookie Puts Salary in Trust: A Smart Choice?

    12/03/2013 2:53:04 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    ABC News ^ | 12/03/2013 | Susanna Kim
    A rookie NBA player for the Philadelphia 76ers is being lauded for his financial prowess in putting his salary in a trust that he can't touch for three years, possibly avoiding the fate of a famous basketball player who donned the same jersey and now can't pay child support. Drafted 11th overall in the 2013 NBA Draft, Michael Carter-Williams, 22, is guaranteed $4.5 million over his first two seasons, but some of his salary is being put into a trust he can't touch for three years, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported. In the meantime, he is living off his endorsement deals...
  • State Workers Earn $5.8 Billion More Annually in Benefits Than Private Sector Employees

    10/24/2013 10:12:37 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/24/2013 | Jarrett Skorup
    In Michigan, the difference in benefits between state and local government workers and the average taxpayer who supports them is $5.8 billion per year, according to a new study. If the state eliminated that discrepancy, the Michigan income tax could be cut in half and there still would be money left over. Larger demands from pension funds and ever-increasing insurance premiums have been blamed for local government fiscal stress, but few citizens realize how big the gap truly is between private and public sector workers. And as compensation costs for government workers has increased much faster than the average taxpayers'...
  • McDonald's Employee and Single Mother Detained for Confronting Company President About Worker Pay

    10/10/2013 1:23:08 PM PDT · by fungoking · 79 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/10/13 | Pamela Engel
    <p>A single mother who has been working at McDonald's for 10 years was detained by police last week after she interrupted the company president's speech in Chicago to confront him about low worker pay.</p> <p>Crain's Chicago Business reports that 26-year-old Nancy Salgado was part of a group protesting the event, asking company officials to raise worker wages to $15 an hour and allow employees to form a union without fear of retaliation.</p>
  • Sen. Ted Cruz Will Donate His Salary to Charity During Shutdown

    09/30/2013 8:09:40 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 8 replies
    Capitalism Institute ^ | Shaun Connell
    Sen. Ted Cruz and Sen. Rand Paul have become the two most important voices in DC politics. They worked together during Rand’s filibuster earlier this year and during Ted’s filibuster this last week. But the most important thing we’ve seen is personal responsibility and good character from them both. Rand Paul gave $600,000 BACK to the federal government from his office. He’s in it to cut spending in any manner possible, even his own office’s budget. And now, Sen. Ted Cruz has made a similar announcement, saying that he will donate his salary to charity for every day the government...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz to donate salary to charity if Harry Reid forces government shutdown

    09/30/2013 6:11:55 PM PDT · by markomalley · 46 replies
    WASHINGTON, DC -- Today U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) announced his intention to donate his salary to charity for each day Majority Leader Harry Reid forces a government shutdown: "Harry Reid should not force a government shutdown. I hope that Reid stops refusing to negotiate and works with the House to avoid a government shutdown, and, at the same time, prevent the enormous harms that Obamacare is inflicting on the American people. "If, however, Harry Reid forces a government shutdown, I intend to donate my salary to charity for each day the government is shut down. Elected leaders should not...
  • Some CEOs Are Still Cashing In at Our Expense

    08/28/2013 4:07:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | 08/28/2013 | By JOSH BOAK
    Many of the highest paid CEOs are profiting at the expense of their stockholders – and at the expense of American taxpayers, according to a study released Wednesday morning by the progressive Institute for Policy Studies.A surprising 38 percent of these corporate titans were either fired involuntary, led companies that were penalized for fraud, or received a taxpayer bailout after the 2008 financial crash.“This report should put an end to any remaining sense that we have ‘pay for performance’ in corporate America,” said Sarah Anderson, a co-author of the report and a director at the Washington-based think tank.Most CEOs defend...