I want to state unequivocally that I believe good karma and bad karma both come back to you. This is not a statement of faith so much as an observation about the way things work. You may be able to step on the neck of a boss now and then but if you make a […]
Let’s be perfectly clear about one thing: your mission as an employee is first and foremost to maximize profits for one person – you! That means getting the most possible revenue and subtracting the least possible expense. When considering changing jobs, I don’t always reckon risk and reward the same way headhunters do. I may […]
Compensation & Benefits
When your employer’s finance people look at you they see an expense. They may or may not see related revenue and seldom see related profit as an effect of your work. Consequently the cost of you is what they tend to focus on. The cost of an employee includes salary and benefits as well as […]
When you stay at a company for ten or fifteen years, through thick and thin, and take your 3.5% or less yearly raise you are not showing that you are worth keeping and increasing your chances of being kept in any future downsizing. If some other company buys yours, chances are they will not look […]
Whether you like it or not, you and your employer are natural adversaries. They want to get you to do as much as possible for as low a cost as possible. This adversarial relationship doesn’t end when you are hired. That is when it begins. I am going to refer to movies to illustrate some […]
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