I want to comment on a widespread phenomenon I’ve seen among my friends. Some folks are perfectly content in their jobs, but they feel underpaid. Others stay at their employer because they’re afraid of looking elsewhere. Inertia is a powerful thing. I’m here to tell you that it’s time to apply for a new job, even if you’re happy. Continue reading “It’s Time to Apply For A New Job, Even if You’re Happy”
In the latest version of Podcash, I interview my girlfriend Christine from CallMeWatson. We actually recorded this episode in the creative studio center at the St. Louis public library. We talk about our relocation to a new city, how we got a great deal on a car by using Craigslist, and more. Continue reading “Podcash Episode 2 with Christine from CallMeWatson.com”
One of my close family members is dealing with a tough situation right now in her job. A bunch of people quit at work, and now she has to work investment banker hours since they are missing have the normal team size. I realized in watching her employer push her to accept double her normal shifts that employees just don’t realize the power they have. It’s time we turned the tables on the profit focused businesses and squeeze them when the balance is in favor of the employee. Continue reading “What to Do When a Bunch of People Quit at Work”
Thinks are looking up here at Millennial Moola. The personal finance bloggers J. Money and Cait Flanders graciously put my free student loan spreadsheet on the front page of Rockstar Finance. And now, I’ve got a guest post on Call Me Watson, which is run by an amazingly impressive doctor. She writes about medicine, travel, pop culture, and life, and I also happen to be dating her (full disclosure). She just finished up her 11 years of medical education and recently moved into a full fledged attending physician position. I feel like I took a master’s course in physician compensation while watching her job search.
The various offers and interviews she had opened my eyes to the gender pay equity problem, especially as it exists in high level fields such as surgery. Based on my having a bird’s eye view of her experiences, I wanted to write a piece on what I noticed. I’m convinced we can remedy a large part of the physician gender pay gap by informing women how to negotiate and encourage them to push for what they’re worth. Unfortunately, no one teaches these skills in medical school.
CallMeWatson.com has great stuff, particularly for young women working in or around the medical field.
Here’s the guest post again. Please go on over and check it out!