CEO Dan Price sets $70,000 minimum wage at Gravity Payments

What difference does a $70,000 minimum wage make?

We’ve all seen the scenario before. The CEO stands up at an all-company meeting to announce changes to the compensation system. Usually, this means profit-sharing is canceled or bonuses are being cut, but when 29-year-old CEO Dan Price addressed the 120 employees of Seattle-based Gravity Payments last week, the message was very …

Job search and corporate survival myths

Job interview conventional wisdom: myths or truths?

When it comes to your job search, there’s no shortage of helpful advice out there. Your friends will tell you one thing. Your parents will tell you another thing. In some cases, your kids might even weigh in. The trouble with much of this well-meaning advice is that it’s just …

You can keep your dreams and your day job

How to keep your dreams AND your day job

In the struggle to integrate work with a meaningful, fun, and fulfilling life, many of us find our big dreams colliding with our occupational realities. As much as we’d like to be starting our own businesses, finishing our novels, selling our albums, or getting out to those casting calls, we …

Build resilience for better work-life balance

Build resilience for better work-life balance

Flexibility and adaptability are critical skills for integrating your work with a meaningful, fun, and fulfilling life. If you aren’t able to adjust quickly to changing circumstances, you’ll lose your sense of agency and control. In other words, if you don’t bend, you’ll break. And one of the keys to …

balance

Top 10 companies for work-life balance

Clients, friends, and complete strangers often ask me, “Where can I work and truly achieve work-life balance?” My admittedly flippant response is, “Anywhere. It’s up to you to create what you call balance, wherever you work.” But in my less flippant moments, I point to employers who have specifically gained a …

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6 best jobs for work-life balance

Does your job lend itself to a good sense of work-life balance? Of course, your job is only part of the work-life balance equation, but it’s a pretty important part. That’s why I’m excited to share the 2015 US News and World Report Best Jobs rankings for work-life balance. Like this:Like Loading…

2014: The year in review

My mission is to helping working folks like you integrate your work with a meaningful, fun, and fulfilling life, so you can keep your head and your heart while keeping your job. One of the ways I attempt to fulfill this mission is through articles like this. As we come …

holiday work-life balance

Holidays are a great time to focus on work-life balance

At this time of year in much of the world, even the most work-devoted of us turn our attention to friends, family, and frivolity. We start figuring out how to maximize our paid holidays and spend our remaining floating holidays so that we can spend as much time as possible …

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