Those who get tips as a normal part of their jobs often have the ability to write their own raise. It is one of the advantages to what are often seen as low-paid service jobs. Here are some of the ways that tipped employees boost their income.
Despite worries about sagging consumer confidence and shrinking paychecks, business leaders seem unconcerned about the declining standard of living of middle class America, or about the growing number of American families slipping into poverty.
No matter how far removed an argument was from our finances, at the climax of each disagreement he would throw his breadwinner status in my face, as if to say I had no right to complain about anything. It enraged me.
Disheartening news for anyone who does not earn $12,000 per week: TV Guide's "Television's Highest Paid Stars" report includes some shocking figures that may make you want to travel back in time and choose "television judge" or "monkey actor" as your undergraduate major.
The cost to taxpayers of public employees' compensation packages are on average no greater than the cost to private sector employees. The big difference is that public employees can expect a considerably more secure retirement.
Recent news stories have announced as part of your ability to gain employment with some companies, perspective employers are demanding your Facebook password -- and now everyone thinks it's a big deal.
Gazillions of job-search advice articles have told job-seekers to clam up on the subject of compensation. "Wait for the offer," these books and articles say. "Whoever is first to name a number, loses," goes the old wives' tale.