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

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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

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

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Chairman Blankfein, Code Pink & Public Speaking

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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

For Shame

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Read this and be shocked at how much work is required - without compensation. Yes, let's lobby for legislation making this illegal. Meanwhile, let's shame organizations who try to pull this. Meme: The dignity of work. careers Writing

2019 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. Josh Shipp is a young man who has done remarkable things.

2014 159

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."

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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How to Use Two Factor Theory to Improve Employee Engagement

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They feel motivated, they have faith in their managers, and they believe they are compensated fairly. Employees are compensated fairly. Lack of resources to properly compensate employees, and demanding jobs without sufficient respite can lead to this scenario.

2019 69

"Tolton, et al. v. Jones Day" - Follow the Money

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Cravath level compensation. That's In terms of compensation, the Cravath standard for seventh year associates was $300,000 in salary and $100,000 in bonus money.  That's what Jones Day contends goes on within its black box culture.

2019 56

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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Gannett Co. Merges with New Media Investment Group

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Because they love with they do, despite relatively low compensation, many of them will attempt to hang in. Everyone expected this one: The two biggest newspapers in terms of circulation have merged. They are Gannett Co. and the New Media Investment Group.

2019 56

Stephen J. Brogan at Jones Day's D.C. Office - "Uneasy lies the head who wears a crown"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

office, who makes all those allegedly biased decisions about compensation and promotion. It is said that no one at Jones Day knows anyone else's compensation. So, she toils in the black box in blissful ignorance of any compensation inequities.  Will Stephen J.

2019 52

Lucas County, OH - No Safe Haven

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Unemployment compensation is unlikely to cover to whole nut, even in Lucas County, where the cost of living is lower than the national average. For what seemed like forever Lucas County, Ohio had only one case of COVID-19. The victim has returned from Europe. Other residents felt safe. That feeling that it's okay in Lucas County prevailed even when that victim, in his 70s, died for the disease. After all, he was elderly. That was then. Now, there are 10 confirmed cases in Lucas County.

2020 43

Media, Boies Schiller - But, What Is Really Going On?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The only area of review will be the compensation system for both partners and associates. Some younger lawyers at the firm are unhappy with the compensation. Ever since Theranos started blowing up, Boies Schiller founder David Boies has been a media target.

2020 52

The Industry Warren Buffett Labeld "Toast"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That depressed compensation. It's come to this. Like Rupert Murdoch who loved loved loved newspapers, long-term investor in that industry Warren Buffett has given up on that industry.

2020 56

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

Aging in America: The Edge in Crazy Coronavirus Times (I have my rent check all-made-out)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Unemployment compensation won't cover the rent. Coronavirus has thrown a wrench in making ends meet. At least for some.    In fact, PropertyNest found, reports the  New York Post , 38.9% of those in New York City won't be able to pay April's rent.

2020 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. Bad news sells.

2018 52

Since Biblical Times, Society Needed Scapegoats - "Tolton et al. v. Jones Day"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Among the allegations of the lawsuit is that he signs off on all compensation decisions. Plaintiffs claim that institutionalized stealth system serves to allow for discrimination in compensation. The $200 million gender discrimination lawsuit "Tolton et al.

2019 52

The End of Men? Not According to "Mullenix v. University of Texas at Austin"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This one is for alleged discrimination in compensation and it's filed by law professor Linda Mullenix at the University of Texas.  Also, only one in 10 of them will land jobs which pay comparable compensation. Yet another gender bias lawsuit.

2019 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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Crypto Tanking, But Still a Help-Wanted Ad

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Compensation is up to $1,000 monthly. Now, here's a challenge. Yes, crypto is tanking. But, on Craigslist help-wanted New Jersey section there is a ad for a part-time marketing specialist. It - which you can read - has been placed by BelcoBTm.

2018 56

Tribune Publishing Offers Voluntary Buyouts

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The glut of displaced editorial types is driving down compensation in myriad niches in communications. Voluntary buyouts are often, but not always, a prelude to layoffs.

2020 52

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

College Majors - The Two Cultures

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

If the lawyers can hang on in BigLaw, compensation will be in the single digit millions.   The non-lucrative in terms of lifetime compensation college majors include: Cosmetology.

2019 56

Glut Swells in Editorial - GateHouse Media Lays Off in Gannett

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That has been depressing compensation for most players in that sandbox. The tragedy of layoffs in the news industry is two-fold. One part, of course, is that human beings lose the jobs which they saw as a mission, not just a way to make a living.

2019 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.

2016 56

Decoding the Language and Gestures Associated with Reductions-in-Force

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Compensation "haircuts" are powerful tools to encourage lawyers, right up to the partner level, to leave. The phrase "mergers and acquisitions" should be accepted as code for "coming reduction-in-force." " M&As create redundancies.

2020 52

Troubled Enough to Kill Themselves: Veterinarians on the Brink

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The financial stress also comes from the reality that veterinarians aren't compensated at the rate of MDs. We love our animals. So we love those who tend to their medical needs, right? Wrong. Dead wrong.

2019 56

BA/BS Class of 2020 - Maybe Coming to Work in New York City Isn't Good Idea

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It could be downright impossible to the BA/BS Class of 2020 to start a career there, even with annual compensation of $75,000. Gleefully, BusinessInsider presents studies documenting how New York City, home to 100 billionaires, has become an entity from the Gilded Age.

Encore Careers - This One Can Be Ruled Out (for now)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The compensation was middle-class.   That compensation no longer seems enough for the drawbacks of driving. After the end of the first career, many aging are healthy.

2019 52

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

The New Debt Factory: The Elite M.B.A. Program in the U.S.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

graduates on their way to multi-million-dollar compensation being executives in large companies? Law school (along with medical school) has company among top M.B.A. programs in the U.S. for saddling graduates with large student loan debt. Bloomberg surveyed graduates of the M.B.A.

2019 52

Freelance News Writers - Stay the Hell Out of California, After 1/1/2020

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Also, with compensation deflation, writers have to produce more and more just to make ends meet. California AB - 5 was intended to help gig workers, not harm them. Essentially it codified the landmark state supreme court 2018 decision "Dynamex."

2019 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. 

The Business of Transparency - Ranging from Law Firms to Psychotherapy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The amazing development in Jones Day's outreach about "Tolton" is that in the most recent filing it defends its iconic black box culture, particularly its confidential compensation system. Gender discrimination lawsuit "Tolton, et al.

2020 52

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

"Tolton, et al. v. Jones Day" - Society Mandates There Be a Scapegoat

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That was through not compensating females in the firm the same amount for the same kind of work. It's contended that he is in charge of compensation decisions. The participants in the gender discrimination lawsuit "Tolton, et al. Jones Day" keep growing.

2019 52

The Business of Global Law: The Barbarians Seem to Be Heading to the Gates

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In fact, Law.com notes: " [This] is an issue for partnerships with firmwide lockstep compensation because it leads to U.S. partners effectively subsidizing the compensation of their overseas brethen." It is redundant. An AmLaw 50 puts a help-wanted on a job board.

2019 52

Crisis Communications: Should Jones Day Have Stayed in Its Black Box Re "Tolton et al. v. Jones Day?"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The allegations are that he is completely  in charge of the reward system, ranging from compensation to promotion. The partners at Jones Day are ambitious types, concerned about their compensation, brandname, and marketability in the event they opt for a lateral.

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