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January 29, 2016
5 Reasons Why Companies Should Publicize Salaries

Over the course of my professional career, I’ve seen some pretty tense situations involving salaries. One of the most awkward ones was a situation where when it was time to disburse annual bonuses, one co-worker was vocal about the fact that he didn’t receive one. It sparked a domino effect where other people also starting […]

September 7, 2012
Salary Cents

Earlier today, a link to an article from the AARP came up on my Facebook wall. The article listed 10 cities where a retiree could live on less than $100/day (both Pittsburgh and Morgantown were on this short list). Well someone left a snarky comment along the lines of, “Well jeez…I work; and I wish […]

January 21, 2012
Rethinking the Saying “Overqualified for the Job”

There is a lot of discussion and advice out there for all types of job seekers; including those who are unemployed or underemployed — in spite of having a good deal of experience and/or education. Since I am not an HR professional, I will not bother to rehash the suggestions coming from that side of […]