Rob Kuznia made it in journalism, but he couldn’t afford to keep working in his field.
Yesterday was #FightFor15, a nation-wide strike/protest/assembly where a reported 60,000 people in 200 cities rallied in support of a single goal: a $15 minimum wage, across America, as soon as possible.
Dan Price, founder and CEO of Gravity Payments, just announced that he would lower his million-dollar salary to $70,000 in order to pay all of his employees at least $70,000.
Five years ago, I applied to a visitor services position at a museum that I was really hoping to get, and had a positive interview experience. Sadly, I didn’t get the job, but someone gave me that tip that I should ask the interviewer about the outstanding qualities they found in the candidate they ended up choosing as a way for me to get feedback for improvement. Have you ever received feedback from a potential employer about your interview performance or how they perceived your skills and experience? Is this too much to ask?
Over my years I have noticed that, the more exciting and important a position is, the less willing any company seems to be to hire from within.
You do not get invited to contribute original work and ideas simply because you are skilled at pouring coffee or entering data into accounting software.
My coworkers have provided for me in ways that are less quantifiable than money, career, or real estate: it’s been in venting sessions over drinks, showing up to my events, movie nights, hugs, holidays spent together, and general support.
In 2013, a 23-year-old programmer made a 37-year-old homeless man an offer: let me teach you how to code.