Megan McArdle on the Coming Burst of the College Bubble - Newsweek and The Daily Beast And why are we so unhappy about it? We all seem to agree that a college education is wonderful, and yet strangely we worry when we see families investing so much in this supposedly essential good. Maybe it’s time to ask a question that seems almost sacrilegious: is all this investment in college education really worth it? The answer, I fear, is that it’s not. For an increasing number of kids, the extra time and money spent pursuing a college diploma will leave them worse off than they were before they set foot on campus.
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Handling Your Resignation | The MATRIX Wall Contrary to what you may be reading about unemployment rates or the downturn in the economy, the market for Information Technology (IT) talent has been heating up.
When an executive at Goldman Sachs resigned yesterday, he did so in a public and high-profile way that most poor working schlubs could only dream of. Greg Smith wrote a much-shared op-ed in The New York Times explaining his decision and--within the first paragraph, no less--described a corporate culture that is "as toxic and destructive as I have ever seen it." He further shared his displeasure with many of the staff at the top-tier investment bank, revealing that in the past year he's seen five different managing directors refer to their own clients as "muppets." After almost 12 years with the company, he writes that he "can no longer in good conscience say that I identify what it stands for." How To Quit Your Job Gracefully (If You're Not Greg Smith)
When Choosing a Job, Culture Matters - Bill Barnett by Bill Barnett | 4:08 PM May 2, 2012 Some organizations will excite you. They’ll stimulate your success and growth. Others will be stressful. They may lead you to quit before you’ve accomplished much or learned what you hoped to. With the pressure (or excitement) of finding a new job, it’s all too easy to pursue a job opportunity or to accept an offer with only a hazy view of how the institution really operates.
Why Men Earn More than Women I agree that you should be paid for the job you do, if you are a Doctor you should be compensated as such, if you are a mid-level manger or a fast food employee you should be compensated as such.
Why You Shouldn't Take a Counteroffer Thinking about using a potential employer's job offer to get your current company to counter and pay you more money? Stop right there. Using another job offer as a bargaining chip may be tempting, but too often, it ends badly. If you want a raise, then negotiate it on your own merits--or prepare to move on. Here's why: 1.