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Payday: The Podcast

Listen the podcast exploring the mysteries of pay and compensation in America. Why is revealing your salary to friends and co-workers such a taboo? What goes into the numbers of your paycheck? Why do CEOs get paid a lot more than middle managers? What are the pros and cons of raising the minimum wage? Read more from the special series.


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Aug 31, 2012

Do you tell people how much money you make?

Aug 24, 2012
Employees who earn less money than they feel they're worth are more likely to share their salary with friends and family. Meanwhile, those who are paid more, keep quiet.
Posted In: salary, income, pay check

The naked paycheck

Aug 24, 2012
A group of friends break the pay taboo and bare their salaries.
Posted In: salary, income

Does the minimum wage hurt the poor?

Aug 23, 2012
As Congress debates a bill to raise the federal minimum wage, two economists debate whether setting a wage floor for workers is a good thing.
Posted In: minimum wage

Translating the complications of Chinese paychecks

Aug 23, 2012
Workers at state-run companies in China are riding pretty high. Beyond standard salaries, there are often a lot of perks for state workers, including mortgage payments, groceries, fancy cars. And it's all tax free.
Posted In: China, wages

Why we're paid what we're paid

Aug 22, 2012
What to know how your company figures out your salary? Depends if you are a "pork belly" or a "gourmet sausage"
Posted In: salary, income, pay

Understanding your salary: Are you a pork belly or a sausage?

Aug 22, 2012
Do you work in a commodity job or are you a customized good. Take our quiz to find out; your salary could depend on it.
Posted In: salary, human resources

Your paycheck and the CEO's - side by side

Aug 21, 2012
Companies resist a law that would compare CEO pay to employees'
Posted In: ceo, pay ratio

Some companies compare - and cap - the CEO-to-worker pay ratio

Aug 21, 2012
But many companies worry that making the executive-to-worker pay ratio public will draw scorn
Posted In: ceo, ceo pay, pay ratio

How much you earn - the last taboo?

Aug 20, 2012
Most employees still don't feel comfortable revealing how much money they make to family, friends, and coworkers.
Posted In: salary, compensation, income

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