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Negotiating Is Trickier for Women. You Should Do It Anyway. Negotiating Is Trickier for Women. You Should Do It Anyway.

It was my first meeting with a new potential client, and they tossed out a number. It was a good number, but I recently vowed to negotiate more. So I threw out a higher number, then held my breath through the awkward silence. I hate the anxiety-ridden, nerve-wracking process of negotiating, but here’s why I’ve learned…

Showtime President Says Equal Pay for Shameless Star Emmy Rossum Is 'Justified' Showtime President Says Equal Pay for Shameless Star Emmy Rossum Is 'Justified'

The president of Showtime wants to be clear that the network was pushing equal pay for Emmy Rossum during her salary negotiations for Shameless.

How Will Obama's New Overtime Pay Plan Affect Your Shitty Creative Job?   How Will Obama's New Overtime Pay Plan Affect Your Shitty Creative Job?  

For some time, the working world has relied on the idea that an employee must “pay their dues” in order to move up in the company hierarchy. Nowadays, with the current threshold for overtime eligibility hovering at $23,660, this concept has escalated comfortably into “live in poverty for a while.”

Folks Who Work in Fashion Can't Necessarily Afford to Shop Fashionably Folks Who Work in Fashion Can't Necessarily Afford to Shop Fashionably

Fashionista conducted a fashion-industry salary survey, and although fashion is a glamorous job — one where you're certainly expected to dress very well — the salaries are not great, unless you're literally running things.

Depressed Teens Invariably Grow Up To Make Less Money Than Happy Ones Depressed Teens Invariably Grow Up To Make Less Money Than Happy Ones

Call it the revenge of Quinn Morgendorffer: no matter what you end up buying the angsty malcontent in your life for the holidays, a new study has proven that their bad attitude is bound to continue in a vicious cycle. Data collected from 10,000 American teenagers by University College London and the University of…

Women Aren't Suing Over Unequal Pay Women Aren't Suing Over Unequal Pay

President Obama's quest to become every American woman's personal BFF began shortly after his inauguration, when he signed the Lily Ledbetter Equal Pay Act into law. The purpose of the act was to extend the statute of limitations on wage discrimination regulations, so that women who discovered several years later that…

The Bible Says Teachers Don't Deserve Decent Salaries, According to One Horrible Politician The Bible Says Teachers Don't Deserve Decent Salaries, According to One Horrible Politician

If you thought that God had never really given much thought to teacher's salaries, you'd be wrong. At least according to Shadrack McGill, a Republican state senator from Alabama. He spoke at a prayer breakfast recently where he passed along some very interesting wisdom from God regarding what teachers should be paid.…

How To Talk To Your Friends About Money How To Talk To Your Friends About Money

Money can be an uncomfortable topic, especially among friends. But as tax day approaches, we have some tips for talking about it with your peers without rocking the boat.

The Illustrious Career Of A Crap Psychologist The Illustrious Career Of A Crap Psychologist

Evolutionary psychologist Satoshi Kanazawa has made it his mission to oppose feminism, which he defines as "the radical notion that women are men." His latest column — on why all women are essentially prostitutes — inspired us to take a look back at his mansplaining oeuvre.

Is White Cast Member Big Salary Winner On BET's "The Game"? Is White Cast Member Big Salary Winner On BET's "The Game"?

Today in WTF: Brittany Daniel, the white cast member on BET's ensemble show The Game, gets paid significantly more than her black costars.

The Skinniest Women Get The Fattest Paychecks The Skinniest Women Get The Fattest Paychecks

More women than ever are earning six-figure incomes — but the ones reaping the biggest gains happen to be "very thin."

How Do We End The Wage Gap? Demand Transparent Salaries How Do We End The Wage Gap? Demand Transparent Salaries

Today at Forbes Woman, Mary Ellen Egan questions the cause for the persistent wage gap between men and women. But where are the solutions?

Americans Hate Their Jobs More Than Ever Americans Hate Their Jobs More Than Ever

A survey found that only 45% of Americans are happy with their jobs, the lowest level in 22 years. Reasons include stagnating salaries, increasing health insurance premiums, and being forced to wear 37 pieces of flair. [AP, via CBS]

Prescription For High Pay: Work In A Pharmacy Prescription For High Pay: Work In A Pharmacy

Women pharmacists have the highest median wage of all female workers, higher than doctors (number six) or computer scientists (number ten). Overall, women's earnings are about 80% of men's. [Forbes]

Will You Buy What Tina Fey Is Selling? Will You Buy What Tina Fey Is Selling?

It's rare that you read a celebrity salary report and think "good for you Audrina, you totally deserve to be making millions and living in a three bedroom Tuscan-style villa in the Hollywood Hills." But that's exactly how we felt while reading Portfolio's analysis of the mounds of cash Tina Fey is raking in these…

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