Overcoming the Gross Out Factor

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Most of the hue and cry I read was about “the gross out factor”. Knowledge grosses people out. And we learn to outgrow, embrace, or at least accept all kinds of stuff that used to gross us out. Gross! Responsible grown-ups dutifully embrace a whole array of what once grossed us out completely. If you find yourself grossed out by something, ask yourself: “Am I grossed out by the actual thing?

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Shamed for Only Grossing $100K - Bridgeport/Stamford/Norwalk Among Most "Income Inequality" Locations

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

My communications boutique was grossing about $100K. It was palpable. The shame. That's what those not in the 1% come to experience when they bunk in areas where the very wealthy dominate. The result usually is soul-withering self-doubt. But in the income-inequality Connecticut locale of Bridgeport/Stamford/Norwalk that was and is peanuts. The average 1% player pulls down $6+ million. Here's more on that from BusinessSider.

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The Nathan's HotDog Branding - Gross Its Signature Promoting Item Is Eating Contest

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Eating contests, in addition to being gross, are filled with danger - and possible death. This could be bad news for the key promotional activity of Nathan's - its annual hotdog eating contest. But, public opinion around the world should be gravitating toward banning all eating contests - amateur and professional. The most recent death associated with them has been that of retired boxer Mario Oscar Melo. He was on his third croissant in Argentina. Then he collapsed.

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They Went The Ph.D. Route - Now Grossing $20,000 To $25,000 Annually

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Most adjuncts gross annually $20,000 to $25,000. Made by Brave New Films, "Professors in Poverty" captures the financial plight of adjunct professors. They went the Ph.D. route. Fell in love with teaching. But could only land contract adjunct positions. Those pay a median $2,700 per semester. They never know if they will have their contract renewed for another course. To make ends meet, some work multiple jobs. That includes bagging at the grocery store.

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U.S. Growth Rate Picks Up to 2% – NYTimes

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Uncategorized "United States Economy" "Gross Domestic Product

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How to Create a Statement of Retained Earnings for a Financial Presentation

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Accounting Balance Sheet Cash Flow Financial Report Financial Statement General Ledger Gross vs Net Income Income Statement Net Loss Net Profit Retained EarningsPreparing financial statements may not sound like the most exciting task. Albeit, it’s a hugely important one, especially if your company is seeking investment or planning to expand its operations. Not to mention that most businesses are obliged to present a statement of retained earnings to the Tax authorities.

Avenue Axes All Writers, Contributors - New Owner Charles Cohen Doing Reimagine

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The only one left standing is editor in chief Michael Gross. More editorial types on the street. Avenue, owned now by Charles Cohen, has axed all the current writers and editorial contributors. As the media outlet gets reimagined it will go dark this summer and relaunch in September. That means no Hamptons edition. Here are more details from the New York Post. Need affordable help strategically planning and putting together content?

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Glassdoor - Do Employee Observations Show Insight into Organization's Challenges?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There are the BigLaw firms still increasing their gross revenues (primarily through increasing fees billed clients). decline in gross revenue during the timeframe 2016-2017. Some assume that the legal sector has bifurcated. And then there are the midsized, small, and solo firms which are struggling because of changing client attitudes and technology.    Well, for many reasons that assumption is not on the money.

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Women Who Don't Have Children - Hey, Wait A Minute, How Do You Define "Children"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On Huffington Post , Dr. Gail Gross published an article on why women don't have children. For once, I'm not an outlier in my point of view. My comment received a lot of "likes." " Essentially, what I said was that if by "children," you mean the two-footers, I am not cut out for those. But if you mean four-footers, I am splendid at nurturing them. The most meaningful accomplishment in my life has been rearing dogs and cats. 

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Bloggingpro.com - Microsoft blocks access

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As of June, Upwork had upped its cut of the gross revenue action to 20% for all accounts under $500. Bloggingpro.com is on the list of a number of content-providers. Its jobs section is among the sites checked daily for possible fits with our skills. Today, when I clicked it on, it didn't come on. Instead, there was a message from Microsoft that access was blocked. The reason? Possible threats to computers. So, at least for right now, this is another site off the to-check list.

Rep. Scott Rigell (R) Of Virginia Actually Said Something Honest On The House Floor Monday Night

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Historically, we’ve been around 19 percent of expenses as a percent of our gross domestic product. “…I would say to my friends, who are Democrats, let’s consider this. Right now, we’re over 24.5 percent. This is putting America on a perilous course and I believe that it threatens our country in a fundamental way. “Now, [.]. Audio Government & Politics Politics democrats Republican Scott Rigell Virgina

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The On-Call Economy - People Work Real Jobs But with No Guaranteed Hours, No Set Schedule

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The result is total uncertainty about gross earnings that month. Such employment would not only supplement my gross revenue from operating my own business. By being more selective in what accounts I pursued and then accepted, I have been able to generate more gross income in three months than I had the previous year. Yes, they have jobs with locked-in gross compensation and even benefits.

The Clio Healthcare Awards 2011: Inside Communications with Mike Bako

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gross national product. [.]. Karl Vontz joins Mike Bako to discuss this years Clio Healthcare awards. The CLIO Healthcare Awards is an extension of The CLIO Awards, one of the world’s most recognized awards competitions for advertising, design and communications, which celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2009. Healthcare accounts for more than one-third of the U.S. Analysis blogging Body Language celebrities CEOs/Financial Video clio awards karl vontz mike bako

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Upwork - Boosting Its Cut of the Action to 20%, for Small Assignments

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Traditionally, for providing that middleman role of bringing employers and freelancers together, it took 10% of the gross revenue. Upwork is among the digital platforms we on-demand-economy players turn to for assignments. Starting in June 2016, that will be increased to 20% of the first $500 billed on any one account. After than $500 is reached, then the fee falls back to 10%. That means, for example, that, say, we get an assignment for $200. Before we are paid, Upwork siphons off $40.

2016 43

Enigma, Often Including to Themselves: Lawyers Who Allegedly Self-Destruct

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  If Jeffrey changes his plea to guilty or is convicted, he joins the many others with a law license who blew a stable career through what appears to be gross self-destruction. Thanks to 24/7 digital media coverage, our society has become shock-proof. So, few are probably stunned that the assistant attorney general in Georgia Department of Human Services child support unit - George Jeffery - has been arrested for alleged child pornography.

2018 40

Puritanism Disrupted - Lawyer Katherine Spears Is Activist for Making Sex Work a Right (while employed in NV brothel 3 weeks a month)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

During those three weeks she grosses about $55,000. America's Puritan roots go deep. Prostitution, despite being legal in Nevada, continues to be a taboo subject - and not a respected way to earn a living. However, when all the moving parts are operating smoothly and on the right side of the law box, the profession can be lucrative.    Iowa lawyer Katherine Sears has made it a cause to disrupt conventional notions of what being a sex worker is all about.

2019 40

Summering - Hamptons 0, Greenwich, CT 1

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In order to purchase, you need to gross about $850k a year.  The ultimate status symbol and platform for networking had been to summer in the Hamptons.    That could be over. According to BusinessInsider , sales of property in the Hamptons had been down to the lowest in 7 years.    One factor could be the price points.   Another could be the time to travel by car from Manhattan, where most of the buyers tend to live, to the Hamptons. That's about 2.5

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Through the Clients' Eyes - How Will Wachtell Lipton's Revenue Per Lawyer Play Out?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Should the lawyers they contract work to be grossing so much money? Lawyers at Wachtell Lipton have something new to put on their resumes: Their law firm, according to AmLaw, had the highest revenue per lawyer among the top 100 firms in 2017. That says a message about lawyer productivity, right. As lawyer-journalist Kathryn Rubino reports in Abovethelaw , that revenue per lawyer was $3,135,000.    That may provide bragging rights for lawyers.

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

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

However, given the annual - or even daily - gross of players in the tech sector, less-than-a-million a year seems small potatoes. 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

Toxic Leadership at the Workplace: What Makes a Leader Toxic?

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The laws in some countries allow third-party arbitration, such as to report harassment or gross misconduct to a government body. When it comes to leadership, the general idea is to often discuss aspects such as what makes a good leader or how can a leader be effective at the workplace?

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Brand Recovery: How is it doing?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 For example, law firm Quinn Emanuel which reconfigured itself as lean had double-digit gross revenue increases. After a good 2013 in terms of gross revenues and the acquisition of brandname clients, I had a slow January.

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Ross Ulbricht, Rogue Lawyers & Silicon Valley Players

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

He actually achieved operating outside any government's jurisdiction, peddling items ranging from drugs and firearms to forged passports and fake money, putting out hits on enemies and grossing annual revenue of about $1.2 Meanwhile, those middle-aged white men in good suits who were partners in BigLaw were only grossing single-digit millions.). The major surprise about supercriminal Ross Ulbricht is this: His background was programming, not practicing law.

2017 40

Manal al-Sharif on women speaking up in Saudi Arabia

The Eloquent Woman

Now a resident of Australia, Al-Sharif is on a book tour and was interviewed recently by NPR's Terry Gross on Fresh Air. Later in the interview, she spoke again about the price of speaking up: GROSS: Are you going back to Saudi Arabia anytime in the near future? GROSS: Are you worried?

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Big Star? Well prove it, otherwise you get a pay cut

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  His last film "Knight and Day" only grossed about $74 million. We all knew that The Tom Cruise show was getting long in the tooth.    Now we know that Hollywood also knows that.    NEW YORK Magazine reports on the pay cut Cruise has accepted.    He had to.      He can't prove - and that proof is now being demanded of all performers - that he's still a big star. 

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Uber, Lyft - Cutting Prices, Angry Drivers (freelancers perceive sweatshop conditions)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But when they have to bill at a lower price they have to work longer hours to gross the same revenue. The on-demand-economy is not always sweet to its contract workers. Both ride-hailing services, Uber and Lyft, have cut pricing in myriad U.S. cities to increase demand. They contend that's in the best interest of the contract drivers. Those drivers do not agree. Here is the coverage from Re/Code. Yes, drivers may experience increased demand.

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GreatClips - Can Department Store Hair Salons Survive?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A number of those stylists work at multiple GreatClips locations to boost their gross pay. The New Frugality, embraced during The Great Recession, hangs on.    Today, at discount GreatClips in Austintown, Ohio, there weren't enough seats for those waiting for hair styling.    Customers included men, women, and children ranging in age from toddlers to pre-teen.    Interestingly, some of them were professionals.

2018 40

Samantha Bee on presenting in a comfortable outfit

The Eloquent Woman

In this interview on NPR's Fresh Air with Samantha Bee and her show runner, Jo Miller, host Terry Gross asked her about her signature look for her show outfits: GROSS: The men on the late night shows wear suits so, you know, the suits might vary, but, you know, in some ways, a suit is a suit, whereas you've developed like a look that you have on the show.

2017 59

Setting your corporate writing rate

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When it comes to setting rates for the corporate market, you have to know the following: - How much you want to gross per year - What your time is worth - What skills, ability, experience you bring to the table - At what level you are working. Here is the billable hours formula: Billable hours per day x 5 = billable hours per week Billable hours per week x 50 = billable hours per year Billable hours per year x hourly rate = gross income.

2013 59

Efficiency Is Overrated - A Messy Methodology for Healing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

I grossed record revenues. In September 1963, in  coal-mining town in Pennsylvania, "they" broke me. That was even before, at age 18, I had finished putting together a self. The "they" were the Sisters of Charity at Seton Hill, Greensburg, PA. Here is how that happened. Along the way in my little life, myriad recommendations were made about efficient modes of healing. After all, the business model, which had triggered the post-war economic boom, dominated. 

2019 43

Instead of Investing in M.B.A. Degree, Read These 11 Books (Jack Welch's isn't included, Dale Carnegie's is)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Within seven months I was grossing one-fourth more than I had earned in corporate. Once considered the degree with the guaranteed high ROI - the M.B.A. - has gone uncool.    According to a 2018 Kaplan survey , 70% of M.B.A. programs report applications are down. Even at Harvard Business School and Wharton, reports The Wall Street Journal , applications are on a downward trajectory. Among them is that the degree is not needed for a growing number of jobs.

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How much can you earn as a freelance writer?

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Of course, if you write more articles or longer articles, or earn more per word, then your gross incomes goes up. Also, from your annual gross income, you deduct taxes, pension-plan contributions, and business expenses. Excerpt from Everything You Wanted to Know About Freelance Writing – Find, Price, Manage Corporate Writing Assignments & Develop Article Ideas and Sell Them to Newspapers and Magazines.

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Actress Margo Martindale on having a lower speaking voice

The Eloquent Woman

Host Terry Gross asks her to talk about her unusual vocalizing skills. From the transcript : GROSS: I think one of your great tools is your voice. Soundbite of laughter) GROSS: And I have to say that this is at a time when a lot of women speak in much higher voices and when - often our voices get more trapped in our throats, you know, for woman. GROSS: Why does it get in your way sometimes?

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Connecticut - Taxes Driving Out Rich (and middle-class)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

During 2015-2016, CT lost $6 billion in adjusted gross income (AGI).  In Connecticut, there is annual property tax on every auto you own. It's assessed according to the value of the car. So, if you buy a new one, for several years your tax will be high. Late in paying in? Your car is towed away. The property tax on your residence is even more brutal. In Trumbull, which is about a 45-minute-ride east from Greenwich, the annual tax on a modest single family house is about $21,000.

Weinstein Culture of Silence - BigLaw Could Be Put "On Trial" (David Boies branding in play)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Gross, Kleinhendler. A novel legal theory has been used in a complaint filed in New York yesterday against: Harvey Weinstein. Weinstein Co. Weinstein Co. board members  Miramax Film Corp, and. Others.

2017 40

Speaking Lesson from Elmo

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Listen to this NPR interview with Kevin Clash, the man behind Elmo: About six minutes into the interview, Terry Gross asks Elmo what he has to do to remain invisible, especially when kids come into the studio. He responds: "They really don't look at me when they see Elmo. They run to Elmo because it's a friend of theirs that they've been talking to and communicating with and singing with for so many years. We've found that the delusion is not broken by seeing us puppeteers.

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Paul Weiss - Beyond Business Results

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Gross revenue shot up 10.6% Somewhere in the early 21st century practicing law shifted from a profession to a business. In 2018, the business of the Paul Weiss law firm did very well. Its Profit Per Equity Partner (PEP) increased about 10% to $5.02 million. to $1.4 billion. Here are more details from Law.com. Leadership at the firm attributes the financial success to the focus on 5 core practices. They are: White collar defense on regulatory matters. Litigation. Public M&A.

2019 40

Dreams - Yes, You Can Still Do a Fire

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But along the way, because of his gross earnings, the amount of what would be his Social Security payment grew. "We're not even officially in recession yet, and already the prognosticators have begun that we're shortly going to see the end of the Fire movement." " - Tanja Hester, MarketWatch, March 25, 2020. During the bull market, the Fire (financial independence, retire early) dream became popular.

2020 40

Giving a keynote when you've just had bad news

The Eloquent Woman

From the interview transcript, she tells host Terry Gross about the day after she'd had an irregular mammogram and needed more tests: Dr. WEISS: I had to come back and I was lucky to get an appointment to come back the next day for extra pictures, so extra mammogram pictures to zero in on the area that they were concerned about - and ultrasound. GROSS: About breast cancer, no doubt. GROSS: Your life.

"Thank You" - Universal Term to Bypass Rage Response

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That sucks off 10% of the gross revenue a journalist will receive. An editor in chief proposed to me the "opportunity" to do a complex article involving legal services. For peanuts in compensation. Also, that low amount would become lower because the media property used Upwork's payment system. Fortunately, I had been trained by an amazing coach to bypass The Rage Response. I simply said "Thank you." " And that was that. I maintained my professional persona.

2016 43

Marc's - So, What's Going On With The Scheduling.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Management tells, not asks, those working their shift to leave early if the gross sales don't total a certain amount. Marc's grocery store at 4755 Mahoning Avenue, Austintown, Ohio seems like a model of a business being pro-active in hiring the aging. For example, one part-time check-out clerk is 72. Another is 64.    That graying of the front of the store is the reason I made it my mission to shop first at Marc's.

2018 40

Tina Fey: Need to jump into a conversation? Use improv skills, not apologies

The Eloquent Woman

NPR Fresh Air host Terry Gross interviewed Tina Fey last week about her new memoir, Bossypants, and the discussion turned to how women speak and interject--or don't--in their everyday interactions. Gross brought up the topic, noting: you describe some of the rules of improv. GROSS: Exactly.

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

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Jones Day's gross revenue number is: $1,959,360,000. The  legal media story is the Milbank Bump. After it raised associate salaries - including entry level to $190k - journalists have been covering all angles. Those range from if clients are balking about newbie JDs earning $190k right out of the gate to who's matching. Regarding the latter, lawyer-journalist at Abovethelaw.com , Kathryn Rubino reports what is expected: Jones Day has not matched. At least, not yet.

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Inside Beltway Communicators - We may be doing better than the attorneys

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

large law firms have suffered a decline in gross revenues and no one is predicting a turnaround any time soon.  Most of us writers who cover inside-the-beltway topics aren't going to become wealthy.    Well, it looks like many of the lawyers won't either, at least for the near term. In THE NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL, Jeff Jeffrey reports that for the first time in 11 years, Washington D.C.