By Holly Shively, Staff Writer If you have switched careers, asked for a raise or gotten a promotion in the last six months, the Dayton Daily News wants to hear from you.We’re working on a story about how a healthy economy with low unemployment is encouraging workers to jump start new careers and ask for raises or promotions. If you live in the Miami Valley, tell us your stories to be featured in the article. Please contact Holly Shively at [email protected] or 937-225-6965 to share your success story of a new career, promotion or raise. FIVE FAST READS • Young’s Jersey Dairy grows into family destination over 150 years Recommended for you Recommended for you Recommended for you Most read 1 Wright State strike: Students claim their classes weren't covered 2 Recall alert: 8 lots of Irbesartan blood pressure medications recalled 3 Soccer coach convicted of sex crimes challenging phone images • All local Gymboree, Crazy … [Read more...] about Have you recently changed careers, asked for a raise or promotion?
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Arizona Republic Published 8:35 AM EST Dec 18, 2018 A look at some of today's top stories, the weather forecast and a peek back in history. People have spotted a mountain lion three times in the past eight days in a Tuscon retirement community, though no run-ins had been reported. Bonchon is one of the world's most well-known restaurant chains for Korean fried chicken. Its first Arizona restaurant opened in December in Tempe. Why didn't Trevor Ariza's marriage with Phoenix last longer than 29 games? The Suns traded the veteran to Washington for Austin Rivers and Kelly Oubre. After nine months in the Arizona Burn Center, Isabella McCune only wanted to go home for Christmas. She got her wish on Monday. Judge rejects Don Shooter's demand for records from the sexual-harassment investigation that led to his removal. What's coming to the former Elevation Chandler site? Here's what we know. Theaters, sports courts and wine cellars are among the luxurious features in this week's … [Read more...] about AZ Memo: State employees ask Ducey for a raise
Q: I graduated from college two years ago and have been at the same company ever since. When I started, I was told that the salary was nonnegotiable; all entry-level employees start at the same hourly rate. I had a strong first year at work. Also, I regularly worked overtime, so I was making about 15 percent extra over my base pay. I was promoted early (it usually takes two years), and got a raise, but lost my eligibility for overtime pay. So I make less now than when I started. When I tried to discuss this with my boss, management and human resources, they all told me nothing could be done and that my salary would get back to where it started next year if I got a raise after my next performance review. I’ve had my review, and received the highest rating. But my boss said that she has no information about salary and isn’t the right person to discuss it with. It seems like the company really does not expect us to negotiate or even discuss our salary. Is that the strangest … [Read more...] about Asking for a raise when the boss won’t hear of it
President Trump celebrated the news, tweeting "Incredible number just out, 7,036,000 job openings. Astonishing — it's all working!" The president made a slight typo in his tweet. The actual figure is that the United States had 7,136,000 million job openings in August, which is even better than Trump said and the highest on record since the Labor Department began keeping track of this data in late 2000. … [Read more...] about America has a record 7.1 million job openings, making it a good time to ask for a raise
By The Washington Post | October 16, 2018 at 12:44 pm By Heather Long | Washington Post The United States has a record number of job openings, another sign workers have greater opportunity to find better jobs, according to new data the Labor Department released Tuesday. President Donald Trump celebrated the news, tweeting “Incredible number just out, 7,036,000 job openings. Astonishing – it’s all working!” The president made a slight typo in his tweet. The actual figure is that the United States had 7,136,000 million job openings in August, which is even better than Trump said and the highest on record since the Labor Department began keeping track of this data in late 2000. The nation now has more than one job opening for every unemployed person, a dramatic turnaround from the Great Recession when there were more than six unemployed people for every job on offer, the Labor Department said. Unemployment hit 3.7 percent in September, the lowest level since … [Read more...] about Analysis: Now is an excellent time to ask for a raise