A catch-22 for women: Negotiating for higher pay can backfire, study finds

Working women have been tutored to “lean in” when it comes to pushing for higher pay on the job — after all, passively accepting an employer’s first offer may not pay off, the thinking goes. But negotiating for more women or a promotion may not be so simple, even for high-powered women with strong bargaining […]

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1 in 4 Americans are jobless or earning poverty-level wages, new study find

Official government figures show that unemployment around the U.S. has fallen sharply since peaking at nearly 15% in April as the coronavirus was shuttering businesses left and right. Yet the jobless rate as depicted in headlines offers a skewed picture of employment today, failing to capture the real financial pressure bearing down on millions of Americans, […]