The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man. (George Bernard Shaw)
I talked in depth with salespeople earning over $200,000 per year. I asked, “How did you get into the position where you won’t [...]
It never seems fair when you get a cost-of-living raise or less. But there is usually a reason.
Here are 11 reasons you may not be getting what you think you deserve.
Job offer? Will you take it?
Don’t turn it down because the pay is $2000 too low Don’t take it because you get a 30% pay raise
If you only think of what is happening short-term, you will make a lot of bad decisions.
This article goes into a lot of the things you should [...]
I help people get paid enough. I’ve gotten a few people 50% pay raises. [...]
If you can get your boss to repeat what you say, there is still only a 50-50 chance he understood or thought about what he repeated. There is only a 10% chance he will remember it in a week. Harsh? No. Guys who get PhD’s in education will agree.
Have you ever felt like [...]
Nerds don’t just happen to dress informally. They do it too consistently. Consciously or not, they dress informally as a prophylactic measure against stupidity. (Paul Graham)
My partner changed the career of a man stuck in a job rut. He was looking for a job and no one would hire him. His current boss wouldn’t [...]
Accomplishing the impossible means only that the boss will add it to your regular duties. (Doug Larson)
“If I stay late and am only filing microfiche, I’m being more productive than you. Bryan, you need to put in more hours.” That is how my manager convinced me he knew nothing about productivity. I also learned [...]
America believes in education: the average professor earns more in a year than a professional athlete earns in a whole week. (Evan Esar)
News Flash from the Wall Street Journal:
People are changing jobs to get more money!
Even worse, the best employees, the most valued workers, are the ones most likely to quit for [...]
Are you paid like you work at WalMart, Target, or Tiffany’s jewelry store?
You have to decide what your value will be. WalMart prices may be the only thing that get you a job the way you are. With a little work you may be worth more. If you can polish yourself up from a [...]
This article applies to anyone in a technical career path – IT, accounting, engineering, logistics, etc.
This is really about how to do well when you are a senior technician or a manager.
People who take these tips seriously always do well in downturns, and make great career advancements when things are good.
9 tips [...]