THE NEW FORTY I am outcome-focused...
I missed Parade Magazine's annual report onthe amount of moneyfolks across the U.S. make.I wasn't all that disappointed about missing it as it always left me feeling like a loser - well, at least as f... Posted on 4/25/12 at 5:30 PM
THE WEST WING Public Sector Compensation
A recent study confirmed that public employees earn less on average than those in the private sector after adjusting for education levels. Government is largely a service industry. As such, government... Posted on 10/13/10 at 5:00 AM
There are more librarians graduating than there are available jobs; Forbes ranks the Master of Library Science first in its listing of the worst master’s degrees if a student is looking for a job after graduation.
The Occupational Outlook Handbook reports weak prospects for librarians and stiff competition for a limited number of jobs now and in the future.
The Oil Patch right now is an hothouse of labor economics, with salaries running riot under the twin lamps of supply and demand. Some salaries, that is; others, including teachers’ salaries, haven’t much changed.
Since when do salaries of full professors or any others with advanced degrees have to equate with average income? Are we also supposed to lower the income of other well-schooled professionals such as physicians, dentists or lawyers in order to make a more financially homogeneous society?
What the editorial is saying is we need 3 percent of the population to staff our university, but we want to pay only what 85 percent of the population is capable of earning. The old adage of being penny wise and pound foolish comes into play.
Health care executive paychecks ample, but warranted, industry officials say Forum Communications looked at the five largest health care systems in the region, including Altru in Grand Forks, and that most of their spending — ranging from 58 percent to 63 percent — is on employee compensation.
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