Posts Tagged ‘wages’

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    One Reason That Lady Gaga Cannot Sing in the Paris Métro

    Nov 7, 13 • 719 Views • Comments Off on One Reason That Lady Gaga Cannot Sing in the Paris Métro

    For the right to perform in almost all of Paris’s 303 stations, you have to audition in front of a committee composed of 2 Métro employees, 2 members of the public and the artistic director. At spring and autumn tryouts, 2000 or so people compete each......  [read more]

  • Salary Secrecy

    Aug 23, 12 • 416 Views • No Comments

    What happens when everyone knows how much you earn? A Boulder, Colorado firm, has voluntarily decided to let workers check a spreadsheet and see what others take home. One employee said she likes it, even when she discovers someone earns more. “I am......  [read more]

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    Job Matters

    May 28, 11 • 440 Views • No Comments

    Where do we work and how much do we earn? In the entire U.S., there are 2830 mathematicians, 3220 historians, and 225,450 fitness trainers and aerobic instructors. Employing 7.6 million, the largest occupational group is salespeople and cashiers. Here, you......  [read more]

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    Visiting the Labor Market

    Mar 9, 11 • 429 Views • No Comments

    We might need to adjust how we think about the labor market. Yes, we know that the unemployment rate for February was 8.9% and that 13.7 million people are jobless.  However, to encourage thoughts about the future, an M.I.T. economist tells us more.......  [read more]

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    The Cost of a Family

    Dec 23, 10 • 473 Views • No Comments

    The cost of having a family has gone up and it has gone down. In its annual report on the average cost of raising a child in a middle income family, the Department of Agriculture said from 2008 to 2009, the amount has risen by 1%. A child born during 2009 is......  [read more]