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Body Fascism: The Ugly Truth About Appearance in the Workplace

Martha T.S. Laham | Posted 10.08.2015 | Fifty
Martha T.S. Laham

Can an employee be fired from a job for not adhering to dress codes, not meeting makeup requirements, sporting tattoos or piercings, or for other personal qualities or forms of self-expression? Apparently, yes.

Sitting Pretty: Good-Looking People Make More Money, But It's Not All Roses

Martha T.S. Laham | Posted 09.29.2015 | Fifty
Martha T.S. Laham

To put it plainly, pretty people get paid more, and not just in occupations like modeling, entertainment, sales and marketing, and prostitution. To what extent do good looks matter in the workplace? What physical characteristics are most rewarded? You might be amazed by the answers.

Highest Paid Athletes Per Minute

MoneyTips | Posted 09.18.2015 | Sports

How would you like a job earning over millions of dollars? Per minute? Who would turn that work down? Well, there could be a catch: the job is to be on the receiving end of a flurry of punches from Manny Pacquiao or Floyd Mayweather.

How Much Do You Make? 3 Reasons Salary Transparency Can Be Good for Business

Dr. Andrew Chamberlain | Posted 09.15.2015 | Business
Dr. Andrew Chamberlain

When former Google employee Erica Baker began publishing co-workers' salary information on an internal spreadsheet, it didn't go over well with management, according to news reports of her recent Twitter confession.

Why You Can't Count On A Raise Anymore

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 08.26.2015 | Business

When it comes to salary, your employer no longer wants to marry you. He's more looking to date and see how it goes. Right now, it's going pretty well....

Highest-Earning Presidents of Illinois Universities

Reboot Illinois | Posted 03.14.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Nine Illinois college presidents were ranked according to the total compensation they received in fiscal year 2013 (July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013). However, not at all institutions responded to the Chronicle's survey, including City Colleges of Chicago, despite "repeated public-records requests."

10 Illinois Universities with the Highest-paid Professors

Reboot Illinois | Posted 03.14.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

University professors work hard at their jobs, but that hard work pays off for many of them teaching at Illinois universities.

Kim Bhasin

Why Your Boss Is Afraid To Give You A Raise, According To One CEO | Kim Bhasin | Posted 11.04.2014 | Business

Kip Tindell, CEO of The Container Store, pays his salespeople an average of $50,000 a year -- more than double the retail industry average of less tha...

Charity Exec Pay Is Catching Up With An Improving Economy: Report

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.24.2014 | Impact

A new survey is suggesting charities are climbing out of the Great Recession with the rest of America -- and their leaders are reaping the benefits. ...

Poorer States Have Best Paid Megachurch Pastors

Religion News Service | Adelle M. Banks | Posted 09.09.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Large churches in the South tend to pay their senior pastors the highest salaries, a new survey finds. That’s one of the conclusions on chu...

Teachers' Salaries in Illinois' 10 Biggest School Districts

Reboot Illinois | Posted 10.29.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Illinois teachers' salaries aren't the highest in the country, but our teachers do the important work of educating our children and setting up the next generation for success.

The Price of Great Teaching

TNTP | Posted 09.14.2014 | Education

You can't put a figure on the value of sparking a child's love of reading, or making a whole room of students feel safe taking risks. But teaching is a profession, after all, and the truth is that the way we currently pay teachers in this country doesn't even come close to the true value of great teaching.

The 'Paid-What-You're-Worth' Myth

Robert Reich | Posted 05.14.2014 | Business
Robert Reich

It's often assumed that people are paid what they're worth. According to this logic, minimum wage workers aren't worth more than the $7.25 an hour they now receive. If they were worth more, they'd earn more. Any attempt to force employers to pay them more will only kill jobs.

These Colleges Are Minting Moneymaker Grads!

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 04.05.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Choosing which college or university you want to spend the first four years of your independence (if you're lucky enough to get away from home) requires high schoolers to consider a lot of things at such a young tender age.

At This Company Everyone Knows Your Salary

Quartz | Roberto A. Ferdman | Posted 12.26.2013 | Small Business

San Francisco-based social media startup Buffer just did something unprecedented: It published the salaries of every one of its employees online, avai...

Pope Rails Against 'Greed' Economy

Reuters | Posted 02.11.2014 | Business

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Pope Francis attacked mega-salaries and big bonuses on Thursday, saying in the fir...

What Pay Gap?

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 02.10.2014 | Business

Key findings on the gender pay gap and attitudes toward workplace equality, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center: —...

10 Countries Where Salaries Are Soaring

24/7 Wall Street | Posted 12.01.2013 | Business

Next year, U.S. wages will increase by about 1.5% after adjusting for inflation, according to ECA International estimates. In some parts of the world,...

Time Out!

Atiba Madyun | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Atiba Madyun

Politics has become a childish blame game. Right now led by Republicans pointing fingers at everyone but yourselves, in the U.S. Congress. So We The People want you to go to the Time Out corner.

Republicans and Their Myths -- If Republicans Say It, the Opposite Must Be True

Leslie K. Stein | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics
Leslie K. Stein

Republicans, the gig is up. We are on to you. The truth: if Republicans say it, then the opposite is true. So stop repeating the lies, or just stop talking. Let us examine some well-known sound-bites that those on the right love to spout and repeat.

Student Loans: the Problem and Solutions

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 08.07.2013 | College
William B. Bradshaw

I'll start with the severity of the problem and then turn to solutions. Defaults on student loans are looming as the next big financial crises facing...

For Every Mile of Road, There are Two Miles of Ditches

Chris Maples | Posted 04.09.2013 | Technology
Chris Maples

These are historic times, when type of degree and field of study are critical for moving the country and economy ahead. By really looking down the road, whether on a bike or at a university, we will be better prepared for what lies ahead.

Average Startup Salaries

Guy Cimbalo | Posted 04.07.2013 | Small Business
Guy Cimbalo

AngelList offers a fresh look at industry comp While the internet has ushered in an open office - no self-respecting startup would dream of cubicles...

A Two-Year Degree Might Beat Your Bachelor's

Posted 01.10.2013 | College

A college degree's impact on earning potential is well known, but new data questions whether an associate's degree can beat out a bachelor's. Mark...

Pay Secrecy: Why Bother?

Ed Lawler | Posted 11.20.2012 | Business
Ed Lawler

Perhaps the best way to summarize pay secrecy is to say that it has become an old-fashioned, obsolete management practice that has a much larger downside than upside. It is time for organizations to enter the world of pay transparency.