Writing - The Deflation In Compensation, The Glut, The Five Solutions

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"The news that two Pulitzer winners have switched to PR touched off a slew of comments knocking journalism as a career." " - Jack O'Dwyer, "Journalism Is Satisfying Despite Low $$, Other Problems," in Odwyerpr.com, April 27, 2015. Here is the article.

Ghostwriting Firm - Compensation Starts At 4-Cents A Word - Ha-Ha-Ha

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That a ghostwriting firm would indicate that its compensation for professional ghostwriters of nonfiction begins at 4-cents a word. Amazing. Here you can read the details. careers Current Affairs Writing

Economy Just Climbing Out of Grave: Public Relations Society Boosts BigWigs' Compensation

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Yet, as the Public Relations Sociey's 990 IRS tax return for 2011 reports - data provided here - the compensation for some BigWigs was boosted. During   The data show that staff compensation was cut 8% to $5,083,323 in 2011. 

Citigroup CEO Vikram Pandit Steps Down, Is Well Paid For. What Exactly? Rolling Stone

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized "Citigroup (Organization)" CEO compensation Matt taibbi Paid rolling stone Steps Down Vikram Pandit

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Chairman Blankfein, Code Pink & Public Speaking

Matt Eventoff

Earlier today, Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein addressed the Council of Institutional Investors conference in Manhattan. The content of the address has received fairly intense scrutiny, both positive and not so positive (including this comparison to the recent Alex Rodriguez mea culpa , courtesy of Jessica Pressler over at New York Magazine). From a communications perspective, there were definitely lessons to be learned.

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How Did Josh Shipp Build an Empire of Impact as a Youth Motivational Speaker?

Succeed Speaking

NOTE: I am an affiliate of Josh’s training programs, so while this video series is free, I may be compensated if you choose to enroll in any of his paid programs. Josh Shipp is a young man who has done remarkable things.

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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.

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Drudge Report Must-To: Headline with with Gender Litigation in BigLaw

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The latest gender lawsuit contending, among other grievances, discriminatory compensation has been filed by partner identified as Jane Doe. Essentially, Proskauer contends that the Doe had not commented on her compensation until her book of business began to decline.

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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. Bad news sells.

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How Did Josh Shipp Build an Empire of Impact as a Youth Motivational Speaker?

Succeed Speaking

NOTE: I am an affiliate of Josh’s training programs, so while this video series is free, I may be compensated if you choose to enroll in any of his paid programs. [leadplayer_vid id=”52CC79F19D169″]. Josh Shipp is a young man who has done remarkable things. In this interview with Jaime Tardy , he shares — very candidly — some of his keys to success as a youth motivational speaker. Want to learn more from Josh?

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How many PowerPoint slides should I have?

The Presenter's Blog

When people feel they need something to be really big, you have to wonder if they’re compensating for something. If your megabytes are bulking into gigabytes, take a moment to check that you’re not compensating for something: Inadequate preparation? Giant-sized PowerPoints are no compensation for mini-sized skills. Let’s take super-sized slide-decks for example. What hidden inadequacies might all that PowerPoint be trying to hide?

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Dr. Harold Bornstein's Ghostwriter: Donald Trump

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So, one wonders if Trump was well compensated for his work. Of course, medical doctors have ghostwriters. Sometimes they have to present a thought leadership speech as they accept an award or fundraise. That's when we ghostwriters parachute in. Usually we are fairly ordinary people.

2018 52

Miracle on South Raccoon Road

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Not without hefty compensation. The window of opportunity was closing. I had about 45 minutes left before the snow on my car and around my car would freeze. Then, there would be no chance to dig out and be able to drive to a holiday party this evening. So, I bit the bullet.

2017 52

Jones Day - We all started wondering, "Who is this masked man?"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  What also came to light was the dissatisfaction with the compensation.   However, those in the firm could compare their compensation with their colleagues at other firms. And some found that their compensation was below par.

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Jobs Report Means: Good Time To Look For Work

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Out here in the on-demand-economy, we hustlers are the first to experience shifts in demand for our services and the rate of compensation. Stating a high compensation number or even a range can knock us out of the box.

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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? Will the paywall it erected trigger many more layoffs at Vanity Fair? Only time will tell. Meanwhile, today it cut six more employees, mostly from the print side.

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. Instead of laboring for traditional compensation, those receiving UBI can do volunteer work, be artists, and even spend a life in meditation and prayer like monks. 

2018 52

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

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It is driving down compensation. Good for writers who manage to hang in there with great compensation and decent treatment. Yes, the marketing initiative is provocative. But, will it, or anything else, save a media property whose origins had been in print?

2018 52

Share of Royalties, Only: Those "deals" still being offered

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  As for compensation, what is offered is "share of royalties."  The odds of an author without a brandname publishing a book that makes any money are slim.    Yet, there are still help-wanteds on Craigslist which request writing assistance. 

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. During the next 36 months, projects the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, student loan debt will explode to $2 trillion.

2018 52

Newspapers, Magazines, Publishing - Was There Ever Really a "Golden Age"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The compensation was peanuts. The compensation was to be $3,000 a month. We are only three months into 2018. But, already, members of the liberal media have announced large layoffs. At conservative Breitbart , John Nolte gleefully lists the carnage.

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. IBM positioned and packaged Watson, an artificial intelligence (AI) system, as a branding strategy.

2018 52

BigLaw Big Raises - Are The Little People Paying for Those

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Once let go from BigLaw, staff will find it difficult to land jobs with comparable compensation. On Abovethelaw , David Lat reports that BigLaw firm Dentons has cut 60 staff members.

2017 52

Those With a Mission - We Ghostwriters and Lawyers Are Businesspeople

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The unfortunate development from that is this: Too many with a mission have come to assume that  ghostwriters and lawyers exist eager to take up the good fight on their behalf - with no or little compensation

2018 52

On-Demand-Economy Workers - Being the CMOs of Our Own Earnings

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Sure, we give time for a selling approach to gain traction, for a client to increase our compensation, and for the expertise we are developing in the difficult field of technical writing to attract new business. That's a long time to wait for compensation. But not the compensation.

2016 56

Meredith shuts down More - Glut of editorial types will only increase

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

If you are willing to work very hard for relatively low compensation, it's possible to get in. Not only was the compensation low. The compensation is good. More, reports The Wall Street Journal , has been shut down by Meredith. The reason isn't circulation.

2016 56

Conde Nast - Future In Play

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those of us who transitioned to ghostwriting/speechwriting or public relations have been enjoying better than average compensation and employment security. Already, that over-abundance of journalists has deflated compensation and sometimes made working conditions Dickensian.

2017 52

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). One doesn't have to have advanced degrees in psychology to conclude that Richard S. Thompson is a troubled human being.    Through his aberrant behavior he had to leave positions as a U.S.

2018 52

Jones Day - When Timing Is Everything.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

She requested associates at Jones Day to share with Abovethelaw their perception of compensation at Jones Day. If it looks, talks, walks, and smells like white-shoe law firm Jones Day blinked, maybe it did.

2016 56

Reed Smith - Must-Watch

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But at the law firms which matched the Milbank Bump the associates are being well compensated for those hours.  Can Reed Smith hold onto its talent and attract the fresh waves of the best and brightest? As Law.com reports, the law firm is not doing the Milbank Bump. According to Reed Smith partner Casey Ryan, for the present time, it is keeping associate salaries where they have been. The reason? It's in the interest of clients, says Ryan.

2018 40

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

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

After digital hit, the field became glutted and compensation plummeted.  The legal sector may have flat demand and it lost 1,000 jobs from May 2017 through May 2018. 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. PPP then had been $860,000.

2018 40

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.

2018 52

Public Relations Employment Continues to Grow, Surges in D.C.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The most growth and the best compensation were location-based. Public relations is among the niches in professional services which continues to grow. Meanwhile the field of law is stagnant. In addition, both in Europe and the U.S.,

2018 52

Rupert Murdoch - Sun God Marries, Was Smart Enough to Get Out of Newspaper Biz

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Their compensation not much. Sun God, Rupert Murdoch, mugged for the cameras in England. There he married former Mick Jagger galpal, Jerry Hall. He is 84 and starting a new life. He is a role model for us all.

2016 56

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. Some professional services firms are now facing this decision: Should they accept payment in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. 

2018 52

Website Strategy/Content-Creation - GLUT!

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For the other, 73, Part of the reason for this huge and rapid response was that the compensation was above-average, at least for Upwork.   But more of driver than just the compensation for the high-volume response was the reality that the website niche is glutted with service providers.

Uber - Big Setback to Its Business Model in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As BusinessInsider notes: "Pires ordered Uber to pay the driver 80,000 reais ($25,000), including compensation for holidays, contribution to a severance fund and 50,000 reais in 'moral damages' related to attacks from taxi drivers upset with Uber's competitive pricing model."

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New Haven, CT: Telecommuting Patent Litigation Lawyer [$50 - $100 per hour]

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Compensation is $50 to $100 an hour. Here in New Haven, Connecticut, a law firm has a help-wanted for a patent litigation attorney with at least 10 years experience. The beauty of this opportunity is that it can be done remotely.  For more details and how to apply, please click here.   careers

Setback for Employees, Especially Those Over-50

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Because of their compensation they are targets for denying promotions and for layoffs. The decision is based on the provisions of the Federal Arbitration Act. In a 5-4 ruling today, the U.S. Supreme Court said employers have the right to include in employment contracts mandatory arbitration.

2018 52

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. Higher education in America has long been described as a "bubble."

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