Revealing Salaries Favored by Young Workers

On The Job

Should we be discussing salary with our kids? Tags: reveal salary income disparity The New York Times Suze Orman salaries share salary In a live radio interview last year about my book , the host asked me: "So, Anita, how much do you make writing your syndicated workplace column?" Thankfully, you couldn't see my reaction, because I have a feeling my face sort of resembled a landed halibut.

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Don't Forget That Even in This Job Market, You Can Still Negotiate a Job Offer

On The Job

if you know from your research that the salary is not competitive. Tags: how to negotiate negotiate get more money negotiate with employer negotiate a salary career advice can i negotiate should i negotiate negotiate job offer Anita Bruzzese

Is it ever OK to tell someone how much you make?

Laughing all the Way to Work

Someone asked me the other day what my salary was. Years ago we were taught never to reveal our salary. I was so excited about getting a steady salary that I wrote the amount in my calendar on each payday. When my boss noticed what I had written, he took me aside and told me that I should never write my salary down for others to see. I think it is to the employer's benefit that we don't discuss salary. revealing your salary How much do you make?

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Uh-Oh: You May Not Be Worth What You Thought

On The Job

According to a JobFox survey, some median annual salary ranges dropped $10,000, compared to a month ago. This helps set the groundwork for a salary bump before your annual review. If an employer isn't offering you the salary you desire, ask for training opportunities -- either in another department, or to attend an industry event where you'll not only learn something, but make valuable professional contacts.

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I’ve Stared Into the Abyss…and Seen a Lot of My Friends

On The Job

And here's a press release from JobFox : "While the value of the dollar is shrinking, many job seekers - including in-demand technology specialists - must accept new positions at lower salaries than they did just a month ago." Tags: technology specialists recession proof jobs pay raise business outlook how can i AJR career Anita Bruzzese networking job outlook JobFox jobs salaries business If you’re not worried, you’re not paying attention. Bad times are here, folks.

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Is Your Manager Setting You Up to Fail?

On The Job

That's why a recent story about companies combining mid-level and lower-level jobs -- and then hiring someone at the junior level for a lower salary -- really struck a chord. Recently I ran into a friend of mine who told me he's quitting his job and going back to school to become a registered nurse. I was a bit surprised: Quit a job in this economy? Take on more student loan debt?

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How to Survive When Your Company's Ship Sinks

On The Job

Be realistic about what you can accept as a salary, and don't get caught up in a job title. Keep in mind that if you get a job offer, you can usually negotiate a bit on the salary and benefits. *

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How to Lose a Customer and a Few More!

Professional Assistant Blog

By The Professional Assistant on Tuesday, September 09, 2008 Filed Under: Client Service D o you find that people are passing calls and e-mails from person to person, getting the client more and more frustrated? Keep in mind that they are the ones that are paying your salary. Home About Me Advertise How to Lose a Customer and a Few More!

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The Art of Minute Taking

Laughing all the Way to Work

For example if they are discussing staff or executive salaries they will ask staff to leave. Minute taking is an art! Anyone who is good at it is to be commended. I have never had to take minutes, but I almost did many years ago. My boss came to my desk and told me he needed me to take minutes for a meeting. I was not aware of the meeting so I wasn't prepared.

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Two-for-One Sale: Get Your Interview Tips Now!

On The Job

No one sends me a resume that says, "I'm looking to work for a financially shaky firm, in a dead-end role, at a lower salary, doing tasks that I have no knowledge of or experience with." -- Anne Howard, Lynn Hazan & Associates "When you write the cover letter and tailor the resume, be sure to reference the job posting and be specific in your response to what they’re seeking. I sent out a HARO request the other day asking for input on resume do's and dont's.

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Interview Question and Answer Series: #4 Questions YOU can ask in the interview

Laughing all the Way to Work

I would not bring up salary unless you are asked, but if they ask what salary you are looking for, you might turn the question around and ask them what they are offering. So many people recommend asking questions at an interview. What are some of the questions you can ask? A good interview is one that turns into a conversation, with them asking questions of you, but with you also asking questions of them.

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Preparing for the Interview

Laughing all the Way to Work

And of course that all important question, "What salary are you looking for?" You should have a figure in mind before you go into the interview, but it is also OK to ask, "What salary are you offering?" I had an interview at 11, but I was busy with my job, my father was in the hospital and I was trying to arrange an engagement party for my daughter.

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Interview Question and Answer Series: #1

Laughing all the Way to Work

I was a junior secretary at a large bank and my salary was $137 every two weeks. I don't remember my first interview, although I do remember my first job and my first paycheque. I thought it was amazing. In the late 70s and early 80s, jobs were plentiful and I never considered when I went on an interview that I wouldn't get the job. I am not bragging, I think there were more jobs than workers so if you were half decent you got the job.

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Moms Are Not Getting Paid What They're Worth.and Neither Are A Lot of Other People

On The Job

In it's annual Mom survey, it has been determined that "the time mothers spend performing the 10 most popular 'Mom Job' functions would equate to an annual salary of $116, 805 for a Stay-at-Home Mom and $68,405 for a Working Mom." Are you getting paid what you're worth? According to Salary.com , I sure as heck am not. Let me repeat: I'm not getting paid what I'm worth.

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Stop Saying "When I Was Your Age"

On The Job

One of the most vulnerable groups of employees are the experienced workers with their higher salaries and richer benefits. This is a frightening time for everyone in the workplace, when fears abound about what latest economic downturn will result in layoffs. Older workers need to understand that this is the time to ratchet up their game. They need to be seen as vital by going after new clients, taking on new projects and just being seen as a dynamic voice in the future of a company.

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On the Outside Looking In

Laughing all the Way to Work

A more experienced assistant is also looking for a higher salary, where a younger assistant is usually willing to work for less money because they don’t have the experience. In 1985 I left the office to be a stay-at-home mom. By 1995 when I tried to get back into the administrative field the landscape had changed. In Canada it was becoming increasingly difficult to find a job where you didn’t need to know both English and French. Also, the technology had changed drastically.

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Loyalty and Work

Laughing all the Way to Work

They are loyal while in their job, but don’t mind moving somewhere else if it is a wise career move, if the salary and benefits are better or if there are more opportunities for advancement. I noticed a co-worker putting on a hat with a competitor’s logo. It made me think of loyalty in the workplace. How loyal are you to your company?

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Feeling Like What You Do Is Never Enough

On The Job

When surveys ask people how much more money they need to be financially comfortable, without fail they answer 20 percent to 40 percent more than they are making – whether they have an annual salary of $20,000 or $100,000. Why are you working so much? C'mon, I know it's true. You're on your Blackberry at the dinner table, you get up at 4 a.m. just to answer a few e-mails and you've never been in a car without the cell phone to your ear.

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The Laws of Khaki Revealed

On The Job

That's backed up by a recent Robert Half International survey that found that benefits such as healthcare insurance are nearly as popular as salary for today’s job seekers. On this Tidbit Tuesday, I'd like to begin with a great quote I found from Mary Pickford, that Hollywood legend who had a way with words: "You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call "failure" is not the falling down, but the staying down."

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On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: Should You Tell How Much Money You Make?

On The Job

People have very strong opinions about whether its OK to talk about salaries, so when this survey from Glassdoor.com crossed my desk, I knew I had to explore it further. People don’t want the boss or human resources to think they’re not grateful to have a job if they question their salary.

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Despite Low Unemployment Rate, Sole Proprietorships Growing in South Dakota

Small Business Labs

A professor at South Dakota State University analyzed non-farm wage, salary and sole proprietorship data for 2000 and 2008 by county for South Dakota.    He found the number of non-farm business sole proprietors grew during this period.    Key quote from an article in Sioux Fall's Argus Leader: "The bottom line is that the number of self-employed South Dakotans is increasing faster than those in hired positions.

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How Big Corporations Are Cutting Their Energy Usage

Eco-Office Gals

In 2008, they created a program that is called the Climate Corps. Businesses need all kinds of resources in order to thrive and one of their best ones are the interns that they recruit.

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4 Ways to Cope with Difficult Colleagues

Professional Assistant Blog

Try following these 4 simple steps and you will find that your work performance will increase and hopefully, so will your salary! Home About Me Advertise 4 Ways to Cope with Difficult Colleagues By The Professional Assistant on Tuesday, December 04, 2007 Filed Under: Productivity D o you find yourself having to deal with a difficult person in your office? Do you feel that they are overbearing and don’t know when to keep their opinions to themselves?

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Reducing Overheads Can Save A Business | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

The Small Business Blog

Back in time I build my factory in China at nearly zero cost – steal building, low salaries and no debt, in depressed market this is the way to survive and succeed. E-Mail me or follow me. What is Small Business Infrastructure? How to be successful by focusing on your core business.

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The 4 Most Difficult Interview Questions

Professional Assistant Blog

What kind of salary are you looking for? Another suggestion is to find out the salary range that was posted for this job and use that. Home About Me Advertise The 4 Most Difficult Interview Questions By The Professional Assistant on Friday, November 23, 2007 Filed Under: Job Seeking A re you going in for an interview for that dream job? Are you just looking for a job that can tie you over until you find that dream job?

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Bad Career Advice: It's Not Personal, It's Business

Eat Your Career

An article written by Jim Welch appeared in Workplace magazine , March 2008 and stated definitively that “the number one reason people leave jobs is because they fail to connect with their bosses as leaders and as people.”

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Small Business world News Round-up - 2009/10/27

The Small Business Blog

Here’s how to tell if your salary is sound. E-Mail me or follow me. You ask a question, I answer! Ask me your small business questions, I will answer them ASAP. Build your own network! Community for small business outsourcing and cost control.

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Top Five Tips for Paying Yourself

The Small Business Blog

Salary and bonuses are taxed differently to dividends. E-Mail me or follow me. You ask a question, I answer! Ask me your small business questions, I will answer them ASAP. What is Small Business Infrastructure? How to be successful by focusing on your core business.

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Simplifying Timekeeping

Simple Productivity Blog

Now, as an employee, not only do I have to keep track of how much time I spend on each item of work, but also to keep my time in the payroll system so that I am paid accurately (I am an hourly employee, not salaried). In 2008 I was laid off from my contract suddenly and without warning.

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The Structural Shift to a Contingent Workforce

Small Business Labs

  It was also a key factor in our 2008 forecast that the number of small businesses would increase during the recession - a forecast that met with a lot of skepticism but proved correct (OK, I admit to patting ourselves on the back on this one). 

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Customer satisfaction getting worse among large retailers

Service Untitled

The American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) shows customer satisfaction dropping to a level on par with the recession of 2008. This cuts down on the overhead; no more expensive medical or life insurance coverage required, pensions, paid holidays or high salaries.

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I'm back!!

Laughing all the Way to Work

In 2008 I took a job as an Executive Assistant and Corporate Secretary to a non-profit corporation. As I was leaving his office his parting comment was that no salary, no pension, no job was worth your health. My daughter had just left home and I was a empty nester so I had time to try something different and put some time and effort into a new position. This position was certainly different than anything I had ever done.

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Customer satisfaction getting worse among large retailers

Service Untitled

The American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) shows customer satisfaction dropping to a level on par with the recession of 2008. This cuts down on the overhead; no more expensive medical or life insurance coverage required, pensions, paid holidays or high salaries.

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New Small Business Startup Idea: Virtual Import/Export Assistant.

The Small Business Blog

Stefan Justine Curtis Said on May 1st, 2008 at 3:11 pm What a great idea for a multi-lingual virtual assistant. Wine Aerator Said on July 28th, 2008 at 11:29 am The business growth is extremely necessary. The average salary in her country is $200-$300/month.

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Critical Considerations When Jumping to a Small Employer

On The Job

For one reason, you may not like doing without all the corporate-world goodies (including the salary), and for another, a small employer may not want you.

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Is it that time of the year already?

Laughing all the Way to Work

I have asked for a raise however, but it was after I considered a move somewhere else and wasnt sure I wanted to go, so gave my employer a chance to match the new salary and they did. Business Writing Guidelines for 2008 C or cc or copy? Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Todays Administrative Assistant We all have to work, but who says we cant enjoy it too!

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