BA/BS Class of 2018 - One Rite of Passage Got Less Expensive

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The traditional rite of passage for college graduates landing jobs in Manhattan has been finding an apartment that doesn't eat up too much of their first-year compensation. Affordable fees. Well, if Q4 2017 trends continue, that won't be their number-one challenge in adjusting to  post-college life in New York City. Here are the details from Bloomberg. According to StreetEasy, Manhattan rents plunged in Q4.

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Like Media (Establishment, Digital Native), Legal Sector Has to Get Smart Fast about Business Models

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The November 2018 report from the Department of Labor about general job creation was, to some, disappointing. There is a saying: Surges in associate compensation usually come just before a severe downturn in the legal industry. 

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High Salary - Relative, Brutally So

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Welcome to Capitalism 101 in 2018. A better strategy for a boost in wages is to apply to work at a employer whose range of compensation is higher than your current one. Complimentary consultation, sliding scale fees. "But, I'm only making $11.10 an hour."

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Elite Branding v. Invisible Hand

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Clients will grouse but pony up the increase in fees elite law firms demand.   On the other hand, those AmLaw 51-1000 do have to keep a lid on fees, especially increases. That's the way it is. And likely that's the way it will continue to be in the near future.

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Back to 2008 - and 1929? Older (Highly Paid)Employees Most Vulnerable

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"  Anyone who had decided to not avoid looking at their brokerage statement for March 2018 experienced that reversal of fortune on a personal level.  That's because they worked their way up to a high compensation.

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So Proud that Offspring Is Part of Harvard Law School JD Class of 2021

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And trouble starts when the overall compensation at the job isn't enough to facilitate the monthly payment or, worse, there is no job. However, the July 2018 Labor report documented that 2,1000 jobs had been lost in the legal sector. Sliding scale fees.

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Expect More TV Programs About Young (Rich) Lawyers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The starting salary for first-year associates will be a whopping $10k above where the Cravath Bump realigned compensation. Associates in their fourth through eighth years will receive $15,000 more meaning eighth-year compensation will be set at $330,000."

The Man Is Sticking It to Those Over-35 - Tender Mercies (for some) During Gov Shutdown

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

After that, if you lose a job, the time to land another one is longer and the compensation is likely lower than the previous job.  If you find it useful to continue with coaching, there are sliding scale fees.

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Age Discrimination at the Front End: The Hiring Process

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" Erin Mulvaney, National Law Journal, September 6, 2018. Those reasons range from assuming the compensation will have to be high to fear they will bolt when more suitable work becomes available. After that, sliding scale fees. "The U.S.

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The Morgan & Morgan Law Firm Brand

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

was eligible for no-fault benefits from the FL Birth Related Neurological Injury Compensation Association and the statute of limitations had passed, Lauritano dropped the case.  million in attorney fees and $400,000 in court costs. 

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BigLaw Brands - Will Jones Day Rebrand from "Black Box" to "Transparent?"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yesterday I had blogged that I had expected it to be late to the party if and when it matched the new level of associate compensation established by Milbank. " It keeps compensation numbers secret. From May 2017 through May 2018, the industry lost 1,000 jobs.

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FIRE - From the Front LInes of Radical Saving

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The compensation is less than my communications work but it's a side hustle which does plenty of good. The initial price of the phone itself and the monthly fee are significantly less. FIRE - Financial Independence, Retire Early - doesn't necessarily mean stopping work.

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Professional Services Firms - The Soul-Withering Experience of Being Stiffed

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Should we have intervened more quickly about being compensated?   In Law.com , Scott Flaherty reports that for a  second  time the law firm is involved in what is described as a "fee dispute." A professional services firm does the work. The invoice is sent.

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Cover Letters - Seasoned Professionals Can Prevent Getting Knocked Out of Box as "Overqualified"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A long one waves a red flag in front of employers that you expect high compensation for all that experience. Sliding scale fees. The cover letter is how job hunters introduce themselves to potential employers. Essentially, that means it's a sales pitch.

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Residential Cleaning - Blurring of Collars

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The compensation can be better than that of retail. In addition to the better than average compensation for the region, she has decided to stick with cleaning as a career path because she doesn't have to put up with co-workers. Sliding scale fees.

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FIRE at the Top of the Food Chain

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

She positions and packages that non-FIRE ethos as compensation for a difficult childhood.  Complimentary consultation, sliding scale fees. The frugal ideology of FIRE (financial independence, retire early) has seeped into the corridors of a Manhattan BigLaw firm.

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Media with Print Legacy - Even Andy Warhol's Interview Couldn't Make It

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Currently, researching and providing content in technology, pharma, and some aspects of finance can be well compensated.     For individual coaching – sliding scale fees. Interview was the hot media property. Creatives associated with it had it made.

2018 52

"Googleness" Subject of Age-Discrimination Lawsuit "Robert Heath, Cheryl Fillekes v. Google Inc."

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And if their compensation gets on the radar of the powers that be they could be terminated in any number of ways. Typically they would be replaced by a 20-something at one-third the compensation. Sliding scale fees.

2018 52

When Facebook Changes Algorithm - Not Every Publisher Perishes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The compensation mediocre or worse. The compensation is good and it gets lots better as we pile up a track record. Their tragic flaw was demanding way too much for too little compensation. Affordable fees. Bad news sells.

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Over-50 - "They" Seem to Want You Out & What You Must Do

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But, given your level of compensation and the widespread bias against older employees, your age is probably a factor in your being targeted for termination.  Sliding scale fees. Your boss might have been fired. It seems like a typical case of guilt-by-association.

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Chicago Sun-Times - Publishes Blank First Page as Provocative Plea for Digital Subscribers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It is driving down compensation. The fee for that is $7.49 Good for writers who manage to hang in there with great compensation and decent treatment. Sliding scale fees. Yes, the marketing initiative is provocative.

Midlife: Realizing You're Making Peanuts, Compared to Tech Players

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The legal sector may have flat demand and it lost 1,000 jobs from May 2017 through May 2018. After digital hit, the field became glutted and compensation plummeted.      For individual coaching – sliding scale fees. But one large firm figured out how to increase its profits. According to the AM Law 100, reports Kathryn Rubino in Abovethelaw.com , Norton Rose's profits per partner (PPP) shot up 32.3% during the time frame 2016 and 2017.

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To "correct seniority mix" - Is That IBM's Euphemism for "Ageism"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Some filled by younger, less experienced hires who received lower compensation. Here is that article, published in March 2018.  Sliding scale fees. IBM had a institutional problem. Unlike new players in the tech industry such as Google and Amazon, it had a mature workforce.

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Vanity Fair Lays Off Six, Following Cutting 15 Last February

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Not only is compensation trending downward. Is the compensation for paid work stated and is it fair?     For individual coaching – sliding scale fees. Will the paywall it erected trigger many more layoffs at Vanity Fair? Only time will tell.

2018 52

IBM's Watson Hits Wall - Aura Surrounding Artificial Intelligence Dims

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In some niches, such as journalism, jobs and assignments might have declined in number and compensation. Sliding scale fees. IBM positioned and packaged Watson, an artificial intelligence (AI) system, as a branding strategy.

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Richard S. Thompson - To Him, Suicide Might Have Been the Answer

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Attorney and lawyer with Levy, Thompson (a workers' compensation defense law firm).     For individual coaching – sliding scale fees. One doesn't have to have advanced degrees in psychology to conclude that Richard S. Thompson is a troubled human being. 

2018 52

Walmart: Not Employer of Future for iGen, or the Over-40

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Because of their relatively high compensation, employers push them out of jobs and are figuring out ways not to hire them. After that, there is a sliding scale fee schedule. Even in compensation. Sliding scale fees.

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Higher Education - Art Schools Thriving, Traditional Colleges/Universities Not So

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Meanwhile, the median compensation for art school graduates is above that for traditional graduates: $45, 250 versus $37,690.     For individual coaching – sliding scale fees. Higher education in America has long been described as a "bubble."

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Jack McCoy's Team of Prosecuting Attorneys Earned Peanuts

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The pay gap is a stunner, at least for those who had not been tracking compensation. In coaching the over-50, I provide a sliding scale schedule of fees. When they find out that there is wiggle room for setting the fee for future paid sessions, they exhale.

Andrew Altenburg - Getting Him Back to Work

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

They will toss the application of those with 10 years, assuming their expectation for compensation will be too high and/or they will bolt when a more lucrative opportunity comes up.     For individual coaching – sliding scale fees.

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Setback for Employees, Especially Those Over-50

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Because of their compensation they are targets for denying promotions and for layoffs.     For individual coaching – sliding scale fees. The decision is based on the provisions of the Federal Arbitration Act. In a 5-4 ruling today, the U.S.

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Ageism - Not Baby Boomers' First Rodeo

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  In short, being shut out of jobs and promotions because of our age and being targeted to go during a Reduction-in-Force because of our relatively high compensation isn't our first rodeo.  Within a few years of Monkey See/Monkey Do, I quadrupled my annual compensation.

2018 52

Over-40 - Why You're Not Seeing Those Help-Wanted Ads on Facebook, et al.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For example, a "cute" wrinkle on this is placing a help wanted requesting an intern but paying attractive compensation. Sliding scale fees. One way Facebook pitches itself to potential advertisers is its ability to micro-target ads.

2018 52

Jones Day - It Could Come Undone

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That could force it to abandon its "black box" approach to compensation.     For individual coaching – sliding scale fees. Former Jones Day partner - Wendy Moore - has filed a gender discrimination lawsuit in San Francisco state court against the law firm.

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War for Talent - How That's Playing Out in Legal Sector

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So, we don't have to struggle to keep you content with competitive compensation.  After that, sliding scale fees (you could be paying off student loans, your own or your children's). The  legal media story is the Milbank Bump.

2018 52

Professional Services Providers - Sure, Accept Payment in Bitcoin

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Obviously, professional services providers have to make progress on the learning curve about being compensated in cryptocurrencies. Affordable fees. Some professional services firms are now facing this decision: Should they accept payment in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. 

2018 52

Over (maybe) - Blind Faith in Professional Advanced Degrees

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That is a key factor in the ongoing layoffs of seasoned employees who are receiving high compensation.     For individual coaching – sliding scale fees. So much of the story of the Trump Administration, at least as it has played out in the media, had involved legalities.

LinkedIn - Platform for Rebranding (DIY)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The results included reduced average compensation and abrasive treatment by clients.      For individual coaching – sliding scale fees.

Beyond Goldilocks Myth of "Just Right" - Lower Expectations

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But, what is more common, is less compensation in the form of salary/bonuses, profits from a business, and a startup as part of an encore career.     For individual coaching – sliding scale fees.

No Country for GirlScouts

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Only during the past decade when economic hard times hit and compensation for employees and contract workers hasn't recovered have I gravitated from my girl scout roots.      For individual coaching – sliding scale fees.

2018 52

Denver Post Employees Publish Editorial Pleading to Save the Newspaper

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Compensation keeps getting lower. It takes plenty of marketing to land a job or gig which pays a fair fee.  In the latest round of layoffs, the Denver Post will lose another 30 employees by July. Their functions range from editorial to photography.

Alcoholism No Longer Sexy Topic - But Growing Problem Among Aging Professionals

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

They have the high compensation.     For individual coaching – sliding scale fees. At a 12-step recovery meeting, a newcomer apologized for simply being an alcoholic. "I am a dino, I know," he said.

2018 52

Why Your Unhappy Lawyer Is Still Practicing Law

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Check Craigslist and the low compensation keeps getting lower.     For individual coaching – sliding scale fees. The legal-sector manpower game has become increasingly brutal.

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