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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Proposal Manager, D.C. - Legal Experience (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Compensation up to $140k. Here are details and how to apply. careers

Ghost Writing - Has It Really Come To This

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The compensation is 15-cents per word. The help-wanted in the New York section of Craigslist requests a ghost writer for international subjects, preferably with a graduate degree. Here you can read and laugh. Content-provider Writing

2015 61

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."

Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act - That's How Congress Overturned U.S. Supreme Court Ruling

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Recall when SCOTUS essentially threw out Lilly Ledbetter's contention of unfair compensation practices because of gender. As if the new hire is even aware of the compensation system. For progressives in America, darkness fell. 

2018 52

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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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.

2017 52

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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Bob Woodward Makes Books Cool (and profitable) Again

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And the clients will know enough to provide decent compensation.  In one day, "Fear" sold 750,000 copies. Here is the coverage in The Guardian. Its author - Bob Woodward - singlehandedly restored the book industry to its former prominence. Profits.

2018 56

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.

2018 52

High Salary - Relative, Brutally So

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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. "But, I'm only making $11.10 an hour." " That's what a check-out clerk, whom I'm coaching pro bono, exclaimed in disbelief.

2018 56

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

Once Unthinkable, Now Becoming More Standard

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Sanford is taking care of the more direct career issues of compensation, promotion, and termination of female professionals. Unthinkable: Suing your powerful law firm employer. Then, Aaron Charney did just that. He perceived himself a victim of bias because of his sexual orientation.

2018 52

NPR - Beneath the Gentility

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

They never know how long their assignment will last, what the compensation will be, whom they will be reporting to, or their title. To its devoted listeners, NPR seems to be a symbol of gentility. Broadcasts are done with balance, enough research, and sophisticated verbal rendition.    That, reports Paul Farhi at The Washington Post , is only one side of the nonprofit. The other is darker.

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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.

2016 56

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.

2016 65

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

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.

2018 52

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

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There is a saying: Surges in associate compensation usually come just before a severe downturn in the legal industry.  The November 2018 report from the Department of Labor about general job creation was, to some, disappointing. More than the 155,000 jobs created had been expected. 

2018 56

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. 

Ending Mandatory Arbitration - Progress Is Partial

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those tend to be comprehensive, covering matters ranging from compensation to inappropriate conduct.  Employees outside the tech industry should feel emboldened to also push back against required private arbitration in general.

2018 52

Employee Protest Remains Power Tool - Google Ends Mandatory Private Arbitration for Sexual Harassment/Assault Complaints

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

She contends gender discrimination on compensation and also retaliation. Recently, Googlers risked their goodwill (and maybe even job security/upward mobility) by doing a global walkout. The trigger for that had been the $90 million exit payout to alleged sexual harasser Andy Rubin.

2018 52

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

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.  This jury verdict hurts the brand and the pocketbook of law firm Morgan & Morgan.

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?

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

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

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

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

Book Authors Now Earn $17,500 Annually (Authors Guild Survey)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Then there has been plenty of deflation in compensation. Compensation has also gone up. Being a book author was like being an English college professor. You loved what you did but you didn't expect to make much money.

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

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

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

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Should we have intervened more quickly about being compensated? A professional services firm does the work. The invoice is sent. The invoice isn't paid.    Then it dawns: We are "being stiffed."

2018 52

Payment vs. exposure

Speak Schmeak

Also, even when speaking pro bono, there are still creative options for trade or other compensation, as indicated by these two great lists on SpeakerNet News : Getting Income From No-Fee Engagements and Creative Tactics for Compensation.

Culture of BigLaw - When Will There Be Tipping Point in Alleged Gender Discrimination?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

She contends there has been gender discrimination about compensation as well as retaliation. Again, BigLaw is being rocked by an allegation of gender discrimination. This time it's Manatt. 

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.

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

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.

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