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Real wages are down over the year — but Republican satisfaction is spiking

“The Bureau of Labor Statistics tallies something called real earnings, hourly and weekly earnings that take inflation into account” reports washingtonpost.com. In January 2017, real hourly earnings were at $10.65.On that metric, comparing July 2017 with July 2018, real hourly earnings are down 0.2 percent according to data released Wednesday.In July, real earnings hit $10.76.The BLS generally considers year-over-year changes in real earnings. Source: washingtonpost.com Share This:

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Why are these Ohio label makers the happiest workers in America?

“Job satisfaction, and not workplace happiness, should be something that is important to companies” writes The Plain Dealer for cleveland.com. Diane Bergeron, an associate professor of organizational behavior at Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management, studies worker satisfaction. Source: cleveland.com Share This:

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Chick-fil-A is dominating the fast-food industry in one key area and it reveals the secret to the chain’s success

“The chicken chain earned the top spot in American Customer Satisfaction Index’s 2018 survey of customer satisfaction” writes Finanzen Net Gmbh for businessinsider.com. Chick-fil-A continues to top the charts as the most beloved fast-food chain in the industry.Chick-fil-A earned 87 out of a possible 100 points, beating chains such as Panera Bread and Papa John’s.Chick-fil-A’s ability to guarantee customer satisfaction can be traced in part to the chain’s peculiar business model. Chick-fil-A is now the eighth-largest fast-food chain in the US by sales, with locations earning more on a per-restaurant basis…

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Alaska Airlines again tops passenger satisfaction rankings among traditional air carriers

“Alaska Airlines, in ever-tighter competition with Delta Air Lines, held on for the 11th year in a row to its top ranking among traditional North American carriers in the annual J.D. Power passenger satisfaction survey” writes Dominic Gates for seattletimes.com. These airlines actually had higher passenger satisfaction scores than the traditional carriers.Alaska Airlines held on for the 11th year in a row to its top ranking among traditional North American carriers in an annual passenger satisfaction survey, with Delta Air Lines close behind in second place.North American airlines today generally…

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How to create a meaningful financial plan

“Financial life planners (Registered Life Planners who carry the RLP designation in addition to their financial training credentials) do these types of exercises with their clients” writes Dayana Yochim for marketwatch.com. Goal satisfaction without life satisfaction happens when a financial plan is built solely to achieve money objectives.All financial planning starts with setting goals — coming up with a wish list of concrete objectives with price tags and “achieve by” dates. Here are five questions to answer first.) But money shouldn’t be the sole driver of any financial planning process.These things…

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The real downside of making more money, according to a new study

“People who report making a higher income tend to face higher levels of stress at work and don’t necessarily experience higher job satisfaction, according to career platform LinkedIn” writes Zameena Mejia for cnbc.com. Even millionaires will tell you that making more money does not necessarily lead to a happier life and certainly not a stress-free one.While a third of Americans say they are constantly stressed about their finances, new data finds that making more money can actually do harm as well as good.Although millennials report the least amount of stress…

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Study reveals more money totally causes more problems

“Fifty-two percent of Baby Boomers (aged 53 and up) reported stress on the job, followed by Millennials at just 44 percent” writes Meera Jagannathan for nypost.com. Making more money can mean more stress, according to a LinkedIn Learning study released Tuesday.But even with their lower-stress status, millennials reported the lowest job satisfaction (72 percent), compared to Gen Xers (76 percent) and Boomers (78 percent).And while the gender pay gap may persist, this survey found virtually no disparity in stress or job satisfaction levels for men and women.Gen Xers — defined…

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The New Health Care: Fighting Over Chores? Spend Some Money, Save the Marriage

“On one of those weekends, they were randomly assigned to spend the money on something that would save them time (like going out to eat instead of cooking)” writes Austin Frakt for nytimes.com. But just to be sure that buying time tends to cause greater life satisfaction, the researchers conducted a randomized experiment.In fact, the researchers found a stronger relationship between satisfaction and buying time among lower-income groups. Source: nytimes.com Share This:

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