Tag: salary

Getting paid based on your value

Today I had a question that went like this – how are people paid?  The intent of the question is not to understand how someone is actually paid (i.e., salary, hourly), but to understand how salaries are determined in the first place.  I stumbled upon…

Key Performance Indicators… in finance

I have been tracking my finances with care for over ten years.  I have created countless graphs, charts, and tables to better understand my financial situation.  Specifically, I’ve looked for trends or patterns in the numbers to indicate where I should place my big bets….

Controlling our lives… independency

Working in a corporate office among corporate people can be interesting.  I am not sure if there is a better word than interesting that describes the corporate environment.  There can be a lot of red tape, politics, push back, cloudy decisions, and so on….

Going back to school

After undergraduate school, I immediately joined a startup pharmaceutical company as a chemist.  After several years, I joined a larger company that offered tuition reimbursement as a benefit.  I took advantage of the tuition reimbursement program, which I highly recommend to anyone who is…

Defining your perfect life – part II

On 05/04/18, I wrote a blog titled Defining your perfect life and described what I envision as a perfect life for me.  I split my life up into three different categories.  There is my career, which includes anything associated with my career path at work.  There is…

Education is important – part II

As mentioned previously, I have four strategies I use to reach success. Gather information/data to better prepare ourselves for the future Understand our goals and build a plan to reach them in a timely manner Learn from our mistakes Celebrate our successes The last…

Talent management

It does not matter if you are a doctor, teacher, lawyer, policeman, chemist, engineer, or any other profession you can think of.  You must acquire a talent to be successful in your career and it is up to you to manage that talent.  A…

The importance of managing your career

I have talked about Budget by indicators, which is a method you can use to track your income and expenses each month.  I have also talked about the Battle of increasing bills, which discusses the importance of not letting your service providers raise your rates without…