A raise is like a martini: it elevates the spirit, but only temporarily. (Dan Seligman)
Harrisburg, PA is a money pit. Washington, DC is a cash mountain 2 hours away. Many jobs pay twice as much in Washington, DC. Let’s make it worse. An hour north of Harrisburg, in beautiful rural Perry County, pay is even [...]
Telling everyone you meet how wonderful you are will get you mocked. No one likes an empty headed braggart. It will not get you a promotion, raise, or a new job.
“He is a legend in his own mind.” Is an old saying you don’t want applied to yourself.
Refusing to take credit for what you or [...]
Asking for a raise can get you more money, or damage your career. At times it can get you fired. Here are 9 things not to day when asking for a raise.
You turn your dishwasher into a snowplow with the same three steps that you rise to the next level in your career. Don’t worry, I will tell you how in a minute.
First, you need the right equipment. Buy the hardware and get the training. Do you need a hammer or a computer? Buy it. Get [...]
The survey says that most people are scared to negotiate salaries.
Read here about the worries and hope that people REALLY feel when negotiating salary.
Superman would be fired today. As a matter of fact, Superman is the target for layoffs in many jobs. In today’s business environment there are times your job cannot be saved, especially if you are superior.
Peter was a highly skilled and paid IBM mainframe computer systems administrator. EDS asked him to become a Unix computer [...]
Are you too stinkin’ meek to get a job, a raise, or a promotion?
One PhD student conceived, executed and documented an experiment that was amazing. He also finished several other lesser experiments. A week later the professor who supervised his PhD program came back from a trip and said, “You’ve come up with some wonderful [...]
A great article on exactly what you need to do to get a pay raise without waiting for your annual review.
read more here to get a raise.
Why doesn’t anyone ever get more vacation than they are scheduled for in their current job? Yet some folks come in their first day with more vacation than folks who were there 8 years.
One reason is that very few people ask. Even fewer ask it in the right way. Here are 2 ways [...]
Thinking of yourself passively — as being employed and, therefore, subject to the dictates of someone else — can be fatal to your long-term success. In reality, you’re the president of your own personal-services corporation. You’re completely in charge of production, quality control, training and development, marketing, finance, and promotion.
Seeing yourself as self-employed forces you [...]