So…I did a payscale analysis on my current salary vs my local area, in hopes of negotiating a raise.
I find it fucking disturbing that it is common to have a $10,000 difference of pay from male to female workers in my current position.

That shit is fucked up and sexist. I can do my job just as well, if not better, than most males my age. Fuck that.


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*Three postdoc positions in linguistics (for 5 years, German payscale TV-L E13)*

The postdocs are part of the ERC Advanced Grant Project “Usage-based explanation of grammatical universals” (five years from November 2015). The principal investigator is Martin Haspelmath.

The project’s goal is to document universal coding asymmetries in grammar and to look for usage-based explanations for them. The central thesis is that universal form asymmetries are found whenever there are universal frequency asymmetries and that this has a basis in speakers’ tendency to use short forms for predictable information.

We are primarily looking for typologists with a strong interest in grammatical universals as well as in usage-based and diachronic explanations.

The Ph.D. degree must have been completed well in time for the beginning of the project. The position does not involve any teaching obligations.

The project will be located at the University of Leipzig (Philological Faculty). Some more information about it can be found here:

Candidates should submit a two-page application text (in pdf), perhaps with about one page describing their background (pointer to personal website, mini CV, relevant previous research experience, etc), and one page explaining why they would be interested in joining this project and contributing to it. There is no need for reference letters.

Please send applications to Martin Haspelmath ( Formal review of applications will begin on 24 August 2015. Informal inquiries can be sent before the application.
Life Update

Frankly if you really want to be up on my life you should be following twitter: collingsruth

Starting on July 2nd (July 1st being Canada Day) I started a job at Mount Allison University as Data, Science, & Systems Librarian.  I am a full-time tenure-track librarian at Level 4 on the Faculty Union’s contractual payscale. 

I’d write more about my first two weeks, but I really don’t have the brain capacity right now.  At some point I am going to put up somewhere all the stuff I used for the job application/interview.
These Jobs Make the World a Worse Place (Say the People Who Do Them) -

What did you want to be when you grew up? Chances are, it was along the lines of unicorn wrangler or astronaut/basketball player – just the sort of thing that’s impossible find a major in, never mind a grownup job. That doesn’t mean that all real jobs are boring or unsatisfying; during the compilation of PayScale’s latest report, The Most and Least Meaningful Jobs, workers with titles as diverse as English teacher and chiropractor told us that their jobs made the world a better place. And then were the other folks, the ones whose jobs made them long for the days when “vet who specializes only in kittens” seemed like a reasonable career path.


(Photo Credit: Seattle Municipal Archive/Flickr)

People with these jobs told PayScale that their work makes the world worse:

1. Fast Food Worker

Median Pay: $16,700

Percent who said, “My job makes the world a worse place.”: 25 percent

2. Picker

Median Pay: $24,800

Percent who said, “My job makes the world a worse place.”: 21 percent

3. Table Games Floor Supervisor

Median Pay: $50,900

Percent who said, “My job makes the world a worse place.”: 20 percent

See more jobs that aren’t helping, here.

What do these jobs have in common? Most are low paid – although by no means all. Merchandise Planning Managers pull down a median annual salary of $94,400, and Table Games Floor Supervisors earn a respectable $50,900.

Even the high-paying jobs on the list, however, share a trait with the lower-paying gigs: they either expose the worker to the impact of the worst aspects of humanity (e.g. Valets and Laundry Attendants), or encourage those negative traits (Table Games Floor Supervisors, Search Engine Marketing Specialists). Another issue is that many of the jobs are the hat trick of awful work experiences: boring, tough, and dirty (Fast Food Workers, Warehouse Pickers.

Most importantly, the majority of the jobs on the list don’t provide the features of a good job. In his book Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell says that meaningful work has three qualities: complexity, autonomy, and a clear relationship between effort and reward. Whether you’re toiling in a warehouse, packing boxes, or sitting at a computer, managing paid search ads, the world is full of jobs that requires a lot of work for not much in return. The goal, of course, is to pick the ones that do just the opposite.

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July 23, 2015 at 04:19PM

As profissões mais promissoras até 2020

A revista Forbes, uma das mais conceituadas nos Estados Unidos, fez um levantamento para descobrir quais as graduações mais valiosas até o fim da década.

O estudo, feito pela empresa PayScale nos EUA, avaliou o mercado de trabalho que os graduandos terão, bem como seus salários. Confira as graduações que mais devem dar retorno para os formandos nos próximos anos:

  • Engenharia Biomédica
  • Bioquímica
  • Ciência da Computação
  • Engenharia de Software
  • Engenharia Ambiental
  • Engenharia Civil
  • Geologia
  • Sistema de Gerenciamento de Informação
  • Engenharia de Petróleo
  • Matemática aplicada
  • Matemática
  • Gerenciamento de construção
  • Finanças
  • Física
  • Estatística
New Report: High Pay Does Not Alway Mean Your Job Has Real Meaning

Many people take great pride in their work, whether they are serving hamburgers or teaching our future generation.  However making lots of money does not always mean that you are happier with your career choice or that you feel you are helping to make the world a better place.

A new report from shows that the highest and most meaning full jobs, and conversely the highest paid and lowest meaningful jobs.

For example, with an average income of $35,000 a year, Directors of Religious Activities and Education ranked the highest in meaningful jobs with 98% agreeing that their jobs are making the world a better place.  The clergy are followed closely behind by; Firefighters ($43,500, 93% who find the job meaningful), primary school and pre-school educators ($32,000 – 35,000, 89% who find the job meaningful), and substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors  ($35,000, 85% who find the job meaningful).

These are all great professions that are doing amazing work in their local communities.  Today it was announced by the Granite State Poll that the Heroin epidemic is one of the pressing issues facing Granite Staters right now.

Proving that money does not bring happiness and meaning to you job only 30% of advertising and promotional managers ($71,000) found their jobs meaningful.  37% of tax collectors and revenue agents ($80,500) found meaning in their jobs.  Shockingly only 40% of lawyers ($89,900) found meaning in their jobs.

The facts are hard to deny, sometimes the best jobs are not always the best paid. Take it from an unpaid blogger who devotes hours a day to help make our world a better place to live and work.

New Report: High Pay Does Not Alway Mean Your Job Has Real Meaning was originally published on NH Labor News

How To Calculate Return On Investment

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ROI is a simple term that is often used in the investing business. Investing is essentially all about ROI, if you have a positive ROI, your making money, if you have a negative ROI, your losing money and need to make some changes. In this article, we will teach you exactly how to calculate return on investment.

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As 10 profissões onde os funcionários mais odeiam seus chefes

A consultoria Payscale, fez uma pesquisa com mais de 24 mil funcionários de diversas empresas, para descobrir quais são as profissões onde os trabalhadores mais odeiam seus chefes. Confira as dez mais: . . Químicos Assistentes dentais Padeiros Supervisores de preparação de alimentos Técnicos em segurança Administradores de base de dados Gerentes de serviços administrativos […]

I mean… I’m not saying it isn’t for the money (psychiatrists+psychologists mimic one another on a payscale…but, its gonna happen. #forensicpsychologist #criminalpsychologist

Finance and Internal Audit, Freshers, Mumbai, 5-6 LPA

Vacancy for Fresher CAs or with 1 yr experience. SAP knowledge is preferable. Client in FMCG sector. Approx 100 Crore Turnover Company. with SAP systems in place. (Into Business of Tea, Pharmaceutical Products and Real Estate) Payscale will be around 5.5 to 6.00 lacs for Freshers and will be higher for 1 year experienced candidates. We would contact you over phone to know your career aspirations…

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Begini 6 Cara Minta Naik Gaji ke Atasan Anda

Ketika bekerja selama 10 tahun di posisi sama, dan Anda pegawai baru yang potensial sehingga perlu ada penyesuaian gaji. Bicara soal gaji dan uang dapat menjadi masalah. Apalagi negosiasi gaji juga merupakan seni.

Berikut sejumlah tips untuk membantu negosiasi gaji seperti dikutip dari laman payscale pada Senin (28/7/2015):

1. Bicarakan dengan Atasan

Jadwalkan pertemuan dengan atasan Anda. Bawa hasil temuan tentang rata-rata gaji posisi anda saat ini (bawa data tersebut jika hal itu akan mendukung Anda). Anda dapat  menceritakan contoh spesifik yang menggambarkan kontribusi Anda untuk meningkatkan aset perusahaan.

2. Mengusulkan Kisaran Gaji

Menurut sebuah studi terbaru yang dilakukan oleh peneliti Columbia Business School, Daniel Ames dan Malia Mason, tentang metode negosiasi, mereka membuat istilah  “tandem anchoring,”. Kisaran angka terendah harus menjadi target harapan gaji Anda, dan kisaran angka yang tinggi harus menjadi target ambisius untuk gaji anda.

3. Hindari Kata-kata dan Frase Tertentu

Para ahli negosiasi memperingatkan kata-kata dan frase tertentu dalam percakapan bisa menjadi menghambat skenario negosiasi. Ahli sumber daya manusia dan editor pada Jessica Miller-Merrell menekankan kepercayaan diri yang penting, dan menghindari  kata-kata “keraguan” termasuk “Saya pikir”, dan “mungkin.”

Pada saat sama, penting untuk tidak terlalu agresif. Misalnya pernyataan seperti, “Ini adalah prinsip saya” atau “Ini tawaran terakhir dari saya”, terlihat sebagai nada permusuhan, dan bahkan mengakhiri negosiasi sama sekali, menurut ahli sumber daya manusia Steve Kane.

“Jika Anda mengatakan hal itu, dan permintaan tersebut tidak dipenuhi oleh majikan Anda, maka negosiasi akan berakhir, dan harus bersiap untuk pindah kerja,” kata Kane.

4. Jangan takut bilang “Tidak”

Bagi banyak orang, negosiasi gaji adalah pembicaraan penuh dengan intimidasi. Karena itu banyak yang ingin segera menyelesaikan negosiasi. Jika tawaran pertama Anda ditolak, segera tenangkan diri dan pulihkan kepercayaan diri, kemudian kembali bernegosiasi.

5. Jangan mengatakan “Tidak”

Demikian pula, jika seorang pengusaha mengusulkan angka yang lebih rendah dari apa yang Anda inginkan, jangan Anda langsung pergi darinya. Sebaliknya, tawar kembali dengan dengan penuh rasa hormat.

6. Jangan bandingkan dengan Perusahaan Lain

Sebuah kata mutiara mengatakan “Jangan membawa orang lain untuk membuat pacar Anda cemburu ” mungkin ada benarnya. Dengan  menggunakan orang lain sebagai pembanding cenderung menghasilkan dendam atau argumen jelek dari pada buket bunga segar. Hal itu sama ketika Anda melakukan negosiasi gaji dan membandingkannya dengan perusahaan lain. (Ilh/Ahm)


This is the least meaningful job in America

You know that moment during the day when you’re staring at your computer monitor and suddenly, as if blown by a chill wind, you shudder with the sense that perhaps your work is completely insignificant, that the great machine we call the globe would run just fine if your cog suddenly went missing? No? Well, good for you, Mr. or Mrs. Self-Actualization.

But anyway, the job market data collectors at decided to poll the existential state of the American workforce, and asked 2 million of its users whether their jobs made the world a better place.

One occupation stood out among all others when it came to meaninglessness: parking lot attendants, only 5 percent of whom thought their toil improved things.

It was the only job within which less than 20 percent found their work meaningful. (That’s PayScale’s word, by the way, not mine.

Presumably, you can find deep meaning in your work even if you don’t think it’s doing much to help the lot of your fellow humans.) I can see how looking out over a vast expanse of concrete while sitting alone in a booth might leave one feeling as if he or she is not making much of a contribution to the universe.

But, to me, it seems like attendants are unnecessarily down on their work. Someone needs to watch over the cars. And just imagine what getting out of a stadium parking lot would be like without someone directing the traffic flow.

For that matter, I noticed a few occupations that seemed to sell themselves short.

Only 53 percent of pilots and flight engineers thought they were making the world a better place, even though they make it possible for human beings to fly through the air in giant vessels made of steel.

Likewise, only 56 percent of architects—without whom we would literally have no shelter, or at best be living in mud huts—found their work especially meaningful. That compares with 46 percent of telemarketers, which, well, OK.  

Though if you just glance at the chart there doesn’t obviously seem to be much correlation (positive or negative) between “meaningfulness” and lucrativeness, PayScale says most of the best compensated job titles score at least 75 percent on the “are you helping the world?” scale.

One interesting exception is coding-heavy jobs like software engineers (again, staring into that computer screen all day can be rough). Meanwhile, doctors do exceptionally well on both fronts. Lucky them.

SEE ALSO: 19 ways to slowly destroy your career

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5 Trik Sukses Hadapi Wawancara Kerja

Wawancara kerja menjadi terasa rumit bukan karena tidak tahu persiapan, tetapi karena tahu terlalu banyak yang harus disiapkan.

Sebelum terjebak dalam pertanyaan wawancara dan persiapan tak berujung, pastikan Anda mempunyai 5 hal yang harus dilakukan sebelum prosesi wawancara berlangsung, dilansir Payscale, Jumat (24/7/2015):
1. Selidiki perusahaan tersebut

Sekarang adalah waktunya untuk memahami calon kantor tempat anda bekerja. Ketahui sejarah perusahaan, termasuk misi dan pendiri perusahaan, dan berita terbaru tentang perusahaan tersebut.

Mulailah dengan situs web perusahaan, profil organisasi, dan kemudian lakukan pencarian melalui Google News, dan juga lihatlah profil media sosialnya.

Tahu berapa lama mereka berdiri, tantangan apa yang perusahaan tersebut hadapi, dan siapa pesaingnya. Yang paling penting, mencari tahu apa masalah mereka, hingga akhirnya kamu berkesempatan untuk interview.

2. Selidiki peran Anda

Lihat job tiltle dan cari tahu apa tanggung jawab dari posisi tersebut. Pikirkan tentang pengalaman Anda, dan apakah hal itu akan cocok. Lihat survei gaji untuk menentukan kisaran gaji posisi yang akan dijalani.

3. Kenali orang-orang penting di perusahaan

Jika memungkinkan memintalah nama orang yang akan mewancarai anda, sehingga dapat melihat mereka di LinkedIn sebelum sesi wawancara berlangsung.

Jika Anda diwawancarai orang-orang di luar HRD, berikan perhatian khusus pada latar belakang dan pengalaman mereka. Catat poin-poin kesamaan dengan latar belakang Anda.

4. Menjawab pertanyaan .

Hindari memberikan jawaban yang biasa saja untuk pertanyaan wawancara. Berkonsentrasilah pada hal yang menunjukkan bagaimana keterampilan Anda, pengalaman, dan gairah dapat membantu perusahaan mengatasi masalah.

5. Bahasa tubuh percaya diri

Duduklah dengan tegak, buatlah kontak mata senyaman mungkin, dan berjabat tangan dengan tegas. Bayangkan Anda adalah orang yang layak untuk mendapatkan pekerjaan tersebut.(Ilh/Nrm)