Wages on Wheels: Top Jobs and Businesses in the Transportation Industry

Corn on the Job

If you are happiest when you are behind the wheel or on the move, then a career in transportation seems like the best solution, especially when you consider some of the rewards that await you. Niche transportation services. Other niche sectors include medical transportation.

Overtime Pay: 80% of American Employees are Entitled. Are you?

Sklover Working Wisdom

times the minimum wage. Department of Labor regulations on the subject [which can be found at www.dol.gov , and click to “wages,” and then click to “overtime”] or (c) bring the issue to the attention of your employer, or former employer, because it is the employer’s job to determine if it has a valid exemption from the legal requirement to pay you overtime pay. For information on how to initiate an anonymous overtime complaint to the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S.

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On #EqualPayDay Dig Deeper into the Pay Gap’s Complexities


But not all huge pay gaps are in STEM fields – retail, food service and transportation also have significant gender pay gaps, ranging from 14 to 28%. The wage gaps between cis and transgender people and between able and disabled people also remain huge.

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6 Profitable Jobs in the Public Sector

Career Alley

They offer better wages in comparison to similar private sector jobs at the same skill level/grade. In 2011, the National Average Wage Index stood at $42, 976. Public transit attendants are responsible for ensuring that passengers aboard city buses, subway trains, and other public means of transport travel in relative safety and comfort. Public service attendants in large bustling cities earn quite decent wages.

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4 Types of Compensation You May Be Owed from Your Company

Career Alley

All other employees will typically be paid an hourly wage or salary. However, in addition to these wages, there are other forms of compensation that you may be owed by your company. This can include meals, flights, phones and phone plans, and transportation.

World’s Largest Strike Happened Last Week in India


The strike, which was centered in Karnataka and Kerala, included workers from several sectors, from manufacturing, to banking, to teachers, transportation workers and other government employees. In addition to opposing these plans, the unions want guaranteed health care and pensions and an increase in minimum wage that would double the current wage, which hasn’t kept pace with inflation.

2016 106

Keeping Taxes in Check: Write-Offs for Your Small Business

Ms. Career Girl

If you don’t have a car, then you can also factor in public transport expenses. You’ll find the same thing happens with technology and transportation. Employee Wages. Tax season is almost upon us.

2017 151

5 Negotiation Tips Every Career Girl Should Know

Ms. Career Girl

According to the National Women’s Law Center , women would lose $418,800 over the course of a 40-year career based on today’s wage gap. Networking with people in your industry will help you understand what a competitive wage is for someone in your position.

2017 187

Highest Paying Jobs for Felons | Get a Second Chance


Some jobs offer lower wages, but there are some high paying jobs for felons. Swift Transportation, Shaffer Trucking, CR England, etc. Once you become experienced you will eventually get a higher wage. In some states, partial wages are also reimbursed.

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Non-Profits Playing An Important Role In Fostering Employment For People With ASD


The AST founders note that two additional obstacles to employment are centralized transportation, and the lack of safe, affordable integrated living options for those on the spectrum. If you are an adult with autism looking for employment, remember to think beyond the statistics.

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5 Hot Cities for Recent College Graduates Entering the Workforce

Career Alley

Millennials who have graduated from universities since 2012 are facing long-term unemployment, an average of $29,400 in student loan debt and stagnant wages.

Promising 2011 Careers that Match Your Personality

Career Key

While it's true accountants, engineers, nurses and practically any occupation in the sciences is the ticket to good job opportunities and wages, there are many other options, with a variety of education and training requirements.

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my employer wants me to come back at half my pay, coworker posts awful things on Facebook, and more

Ask A Manager

They’ve asked me to return to a 40/hour work week at a reduced rate of $13.50/hour (nearly half my prior wage), stating I’ll lose unemployment benefits if I turn them down. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My employer wants to bring me back to work — at half my old pay.

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The US Economy Added 156,000 Jobs in September


Wage growth continues to be slow but has risen by 2.6% Wholesale trade, transportation and warehousing, information, financial activities, and government also changed so little as to not be worth talking about.

10 Tax-Free Fringe Benefits (i.e., “Perks”)

Sklover Working Wisdom

Commuter Benefits and Free Parking: Employers can contribute up to $125 per month, tax free, for public transportation for each employee, up to $240 per month for qualified parking, or up to $365 per month for both public transportation and qualified parking, combined. The costs are excludable from the employee’s reportable wages to a maximum $5,250 per calendar year. “The real difference between death and taxes is that death doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets.”.

A Guide to Truck Driving and Delivery Jobs

Corn on the Job

Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. For those vehicles transporting hazardous materials or oversized cargo, the truck driver must hold special endorsements along with a CDL in their home state.

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Top Careers of the Future

Resume Bear

Occupations with the fastest growth Occupations Percent change Number of new jobs (in thousands) Wages (May 2008 median) Education/training category Biomedical engineers 72 11.6 $ 77,400 Bachelor’s degree Network systems and data communications analysts 53 155.8

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MEMO TO: New College Grads

Ms. Career Girl

We spend “left-over money” on technology gadgets, killer apps, insurance, transportation and recreation. Teachers make a reasonable wage and their careers bring job satisfaction every day. SUBJECT: Work responsibly.

Working and Living in the Fourth Industrial Revolution


The Fourth Industrial Revolution is poised to disrupt and potentially de-center manufacturing, transportation and even service, and therefore eliminate or transform millions of jobs. The theme for this year’s World Economic Forum gathering in Davos was the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

2016 102

Dept. of Labor's 2010-2011 FREE Career Guide to Industries

Executive Career Brand

Meg Guiseppi, C-level Executive Job Search Coach — Resume, Biography, Branding, Online Identity & ROI Value Communications Blog Home Intro Personal Branding 360 Reach Personal Brand Assessment Why hire a Reach Certified Personal Branding Strategist?

2010 161

Occupational Health Concerns: Realistic Work Safety Career Advice

Career Key

And to recover large amounts of money from an employer, there must be big damages – large amounts of lost wages and trips to the doctor for emotional distress. So if you were that truck driver, you would likely file a complaint with your state’s department of transportation or highway patrol.

2013 167

Get Your Foot in the Door with an Internship


You may need to provide funds for transportation costs or even housing, if your internship is located in a different city. Make sure to factor in the loss of wages along with these extra costs when pursuing your internship.

Action Verbs For Your Resume

Competitive Resumes

Transported. Waged. The challenge in beginning a sentence that will outline your accomplishments is finding attention grabbing but appropriate action verbs throughout your resume. Without these action verbs your resume will be lifeless and boring. I listed below some action verbs that could help you breathe life into your accomplishments: Here is a list of accomplishment-stimulating verbs: Accelerated. Accentuated. Accepted. Accessed. Accessorized. Accommodated. Accomplished.

how do I tell an employer I’d need a stipend to do an internship?

Ask A Manager

As someone on the job hunt, I cannot afford spending nearly $200/month in public transportation without any sort of financial incentive. Also, due to the transportation times, I would not really be able to take a job for the mornings of the internship days, because although it’s 5 hours/day for the internship, it’s 9 hours including transportation. Well, first, are you sure you can do it for a stipend of $300/month after transportation costs?

update: I had a fling with my new boss’s then-husband

Ask A Manager

Neither of us has a car, I cannot afford it and his ex-wife got his in the divorce, so we rely on public transportation or our parents. Remember the letter-writer who’d had a one-night fling with her new boss’s then-husband ? Here’s the update. I ended up quitting rather than working for her.

2017 50

AT & T Seeking to Hire 10K Veterans and Military Family Members

Resume Bear

We commend the Louisiana Public Service Commission and AT&T for working to broaden access,” said Stephen Waguespack, President of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry. “In our wireless world, mobile and broadband networks create economic opportunities for health care, manufacturing, education, transportation and public safety, and virtually every other economic section.”

ask the readers: what to do when your employer wants you to break the law

Ask A Manager

She writes: I’m a recent graduate and I took a job as an occupational therapist with a company where I was supposed to be getting paid an hourly wage. Most facilities that I interned at had aides to do unskilled work like disinfecting equipment after patient use and transporting wheelchair-bound patients to the gym. For example, they may count unskilled tasks like disinfecting equipment or transporting patients as part of the therapy time…which it’s not.

What to Do With Your Life and How to Decide

Resume Bear

Some are a bit like the transporter room on the Starship Enterprise. You pay by giving up the familiar, comfortable, every day ways of living and thinking that are the wages and rewards of going with the flow of your programming.

2013 210

The Free Samples Theory: Why Volunteering Could Get You Hired

Ms. Career Girl

We, as a bloc, are much more comfortable spending low-value time in minimum-wage jobs that pay at least something, than in volunteering, which continues to carry the stigma of mundane work. I continue to spend something of value- in this case, my time, as well as transportation costs.

2010 231

wee answer Wednesday — 7 short answers to 7 short questions

Ask A Manager

Being transferred to a location without public transportation. This would be problematic for me, as I don’t have a car and public transport between my house and the new office is near nonexistent. According to my instructor, we could set up a contract between me and the company that says I am working for them for educational purposes only and that I won’t collect unemployment from them after I leave and that they don’t have to pay me minimum wage.

2013 53

Why Happy Grads Need To Be Brave Grads

Career Realism

Related: 3 Ways To Avoid A Minimum Wage Job After College. In your career, you will encounter “ships” that can transport you to unexpected places. This year, 3.2 million US students will graduate from college. 85% will move back home. 22% won’t be able to get a job. Of those who are lucky enough to find employment, more than half will work as waitresses and baristas. To make matters worse, companies are more selective than ever in choosing new recruits.

2014 71

I don’t want to pick up my boss after surgery, my coworker is on a PIP, and more

Ask A Manager

Am I right to feel that post-surgery transportation is asking a little much of an employee? It’s well publicized that Amazon drivers have unrealistic targets for the number of deliveries and are barely paid minimum wage (including being docked pay for missing deliveries), so if there’s a complaint it should (in my opinion) be about Amazon’s working practices, not about getting the driver in trouble. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

2018 52

when snow keeps employees from leaving, sending people home early for holidays, and more

Ask A Manager

And if there really is a legitimate reason you can’t let them stay but they don’t want to drive, a really great employer will help them make other arrangements — whether it’s having someone with four-wheel drive help transport people, local hotels, or whatever.). ” However, you say that you’re exempt, so this wouldn’t apply; as a exempt worker, you’re not required to be paid additional wages for additional work.

2015 63

my boss hasn’t talked to me since Christmas, I’m supposed to bring green paper to my interview, and more

Ask A Manager

As someone who is paid close to the minimum wage as an intern, I find this ridiculous and burdensome. But if it would be weird to do that after you’ve already talked to your boss and she said no, go back to her and say this: “I’m sorry to push this issue, but I don’t think I should personally pay for a work expense, especially since I’m on an intern’s wages. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My boss hasn’t talked to me since Christmas.

2017 44

my boss and her daughter want to move in with me, problem employee lashed out at me, and more

Ask A Manager

You can just say, “When I take public transportation or Uber to meetings at other sites, I’ve been covering that myself — but it occurred to me to ask if I should be expensing it.” Overtime pay is as much a part of your wages as your regular pay is, and it can’t be withheld for months on end. The federal government requires that all wages earned be paid on the regular payday for the pay period in which the work was performed. It’s five answers to five questions.

2016 46

I’m terrible at PowerPoint, no-show employee wants a bonus, and more

Ask A Manager

Then we received a phone call from someone saying he was her friend and she was in a debilitating accident and had to be transported back to Phoenix to be taken care of by her family. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. No-show employee wants a bonus. We had an employee who stopped coming to work with no call, no text, no warning, nothing. After two days of not hearing from her, we called the police to conduct a welfare check.

2016 40

telling a boss she lacks professionalism, preparing students for jobs after graduation, and more

Ask A Manager

You need to be paid your agreed-upon wage for all hours you worked. (Or He has no way of getting about without people driving him because our town doesn’t have a transportation system. It’s seven short answers to seven short questions. Here we go… 1. Can I call out my boss on her lack of professionalism in taking a last-minute vacation? I recently went on a one-week vacation scheduled two months in advance.

2013 52

Unemployment Extension Update

Corn on the Job

The desperation has led me to look for work that pays minimum wage just to keep up with the late fees and penalties on the mortgage. I’m afraid to tell employers I don’t have a car so I’m begging for work knowing full well transportation is going to be an issue.

2009 52

Martin Luther King Day Special: Racism is alive and kicking.

Penelope Trunk

Is this your first time here? About this blog | About my company, Brazen Careerist | Penelopes guide to starting a blog Martin Luther King Day Special: Racism is alive and kicking. Hello, McDonald's) Posted to: Diversity | Leadership January 18th, 2010 Del.icio.us Digg Reddit StumbleUpon Tweet This Facebook The All-Star Rodeo Challenge came to Madison, WI last weekend, and the farmer took me and my kids.

2010 79

recruiter says: half my candidates are no-shows for interviews.

Ask A Manager

I’m used to hiring techie developer types for swanky tech companies, not sales folk for transportation sales companies… Regardless, when you have an engaging phone screen with a candidate that pushes for the close asking, “What the next steps are?&#

2011 66

at an interview in a coffee shop, who pays for the coffee?

Ask A Manager

Ground transportation even within the city where your job is located? Why performance reviews deserve a better rap former boss is waging campaign of harassment against me accepted a job; do I need to notify other places I applied?

2011 81

short answer Sunday: seven short answers to seven short questions

Ask A Manager

Imagine if the employee is partnered with someone on a night shift, and has children, and needs to transport the kids to daycare.

2011 74