Thanks to the National Labor Relations Act, an employer cannot prohibit their employees from discussing their salary or wage levels with one another. nlrb.gov/guidance/key-ref…
At the end of each month, the president of USA receives a bill for him and his family’s personal food and expenses including dry cleaning, toothpaste, and toiletries, which is then deducted from his salary. headsup.boyslife.org/fast…
Conan O'Brien paid his staff's (About 80 people) salary from his own pocket during the WGA strike, Later during the Tonight show debacle with Jay Leno He did the same thing again. deadline.com/2007/11/excl…
One of the chief executives of American Motors had a habit that every time he thought his salary and bonus was too high for a year, he would give the excess back to his company. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
Today I learned of Ruth Coker Burks. During the AIDS epidemic in the late 1980s, she used her salary as a real estate agent to provide support, medication and palliative care for more than 1000 AIDS patients whose families had abandoned them, and for some, burying them in her own family cemetery in Arkansas. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rut…
In 2005 Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili fired all of the traffic police in his country, cutting 25,000 to 30,000 police from the payroll to fight corruption. He also increased the minimum weekly salary from $30-$40 to around $400 for the new officers. tandfonline.com/doi/abs/1…
McDonald's restaurants made about $37.5 billion in the U.S. in 2017 and the CEO has an annual salary of $15 million. moneyinc.com/mcdonalds-ce…
In 2012, a U.S. programmer was caught hiring a Chinese programmer to do all his work for 1/5th of his high-paying salary. His workplace later discovered he was spending all day mostly just watching cat videos. edition.cnn.com/2013/01/1…
Emmy Noether, one of the most important mathematicians of all time, was denied a salary for 16 years because German universities objected to her being a women. aps.org/publications/apsn…
After replacing River Phoenix (untimely death) for the role of Daniel Malloy in the movie Interview with a Vampire, Christian Slater donated his entire salary to Phoenix's favorite charitable organizations. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Int…
Switzerland requires all Swiss males to serve at least 260 days in their military. If a male citizen chooses not to serve, they must pay a special tax of 3 percent of their salary. ch.ch/en/military-service…
Today I learned of Tibs the Great, British Royal Mail's "Number One Cat", who kept Post Office headquarters mouse-free for 14 years. He was considered an official employee, and his low salary was the subject of debate in the House of Commons. When he died in 1964 several newspapers ran obituaries en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tib…
Pastors, just like any job has a salary. The average salary is $49,765. Reported salaries are highest at Presbyterian Church where the average pay is $62,315. An entry-level Pastor with less than 1 year experience earn an average $39,811. In their late career (20 years and higher) earn $53,276. payscale.com/research/US/…
The salary of the President of Laos is $1,600. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Until the Salary Grab Act was passed in 1873, President Ulysses S. Grant earned the same salary as George Washington did 80 years earlier. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sal…
The Russian Church Photoshoped photographs of its Patriarch wearing an enormously expensive watch far exceeding his annual salary, but the botched image doctoring, lies and excuses lead to a scandal over the lavish lifestyle of the religious leader presenting himself as a moral figure. nytimes.com/2012/04/06/wo…
Henry Ford allowed injured laborers to continue work from their hospital beds; screwing nuts on small bolts without getting out of bed. It was optional, but allowed employees to receive their normal salary while hospitalized. Ford believed the work to hasten their recovery. henry-ford.net/english/fa…
In 2007, ESPN's Dan Patrick was asked to become the host of The Price is Right. The stipulation was that his salary wouldn't be disclosed until he agreed to the contract. Patrick declined and later discovered it would have been $10 million per year. He openly regrets his decision to this day. espn.com/espnradio/play/_…
Alec Guinness agreed to be in Star Wars (Obi-Wan Kenobi) only after his initial salary was doubled, and that he would receive 2.25% of all gross royalties paid to George Lucas, and never have to make a publicity appearance. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ale…
Today I learned of a UK company called GrantTree, where workers get to decide their own salary and can review it as often as they like. bbc.co.uk/news/business-4…
Jane Minor, a slave born in 1792, was freed due to her medical work during an epidemic in 1825. She spent her life buying the freedom of other slaves. She freed at least sixteen, some costing over $2000, on a salary of around $2-$5 per medical visit. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan…
Today I learned of Jose Mujica, the president of Uruguay from 2010-2015, he was known as the "the world's humblest head of state" as he gave away around 90% of his $12,000 monthly salary to charity. He also led an austere lifestyle; he lived on a farm than in the presidential palace and drove a 1987 VW beetle. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos…
A New York City firefighter has a starting salary of $45k, but after five years their total compensation increases to $110k. www1.nyc.gov/site/fdny/jo…
After Minnie Cox, the first black female postmaster was pressured out of her post, President Theodore Roosevelt continued to pay her salary and punished the town by rerouting their mail 30 miles away, in the end the atmosphere became so hostile that Mrs. Cox left for her own safety. postalmuseum.si.edu/Afric…
James Dyson, partly supported by his wife's salary as an art teacher, spent five years and made about 5,127 prototypes until the launch of the famous vacuum cleaner that would not lose suction as it picked up dirt. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jam…
Toru Iwatani created the highest-grossing arcade game of all time: Pac-Man. Yet there was no change in his salary, no bonus, no official citation of any kind. He said, " I was just an employee" and " it’s really not my personal style to buy myself a present anyway." vh1.blogs.com/vh1_games
Harper Lee’s friends gave her a full year’s salary for Christmas in 1956 so that she’d be able to take a year off from work to write. Lee used that time to write β€œTo Kill a Mockingbird,” which has since sold over 30 million copies. businessinsider.com/harpe…
The "tradition" of spending several months salary on an engagement ring was a marketing campaign created by De Beers in the 1930's. Before WWII, only 10% of engagement rings contained diamonds. By the end of the 20th Century, 80% did. bbc.com/news/magazine-273…
The word "salary" comes from the word salt. lexico.com/en/definition/…
Hugh Jackman took a pay cut to ensure "Logan" would be rated R. Since 'R-rated' films typically limit the overall audience that can attend, Jackman's reduced salary brought the budget down to an acceptable place to warrant an R rating. esquire.com/entertainment…
After a Black female postmaster was wrongly pressured out of her post in Mississippi in 1902, President Theodore Roosevelt continued to pay her federal salary and punished the town by rerouting their mail to Greenville, 30 miles away aaregistry.org/story/minn…
In Denmark, they assess fines for drunk driving as follows: (blood alchohol percentage) x 10 x (monthly salary). wikitravel.org/en/Denmark…
Oklahoma's 2016 Teacher of the Year moved to Texas in 2017 for a higher salary. npr.org/sections/ed/2017/…
In 1914 Babe Ruth signed his first professional MLB contract with the Baltimore Orioles straight outta high school. As one of the best players of the day, his salary was $100 per month. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bab…
Keanu Reeves often foregoes some of his paycheck so that producers can bring on other notable actors. On The Devil's Advocate, he reduced his salary by a few million dollars so that they could afford Al Pacino, and he did the same thing on The Replacements to be able to work with Gene Hackman. thelist.com/93417/ways-ke…
All early Presidents up to James Buchanan paid the salaries of their private secretaries out of their own pockets; these roles were usually fulfilled by their relatives, most often their sons or nephews. Thomas Jefferson had one messenger and one secretary en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sec…
Rob Gronkowski never spent any of his NFL salary money and lived strictly off of endorsements cnbc.com/amp/2018/08/20/n…
A six figure salary in 1950 is the equivalent of a seven figure salary in 2019 in2013dollars.com/us/infl…
Congress voted to pay George Washington $25,000 a year during his presidency. After initially declining the salary, he ultimately accepted it to avoid setting a precedent whereby the presidency would be seen as limited only to independently wealthy individuals who could serve without any salary. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
There’s a theme park which offers children the experience of adulthood called KidZania. Instead of going on rides, kids can work in a variety of jobs, like fireman or pilot planes, and use their β€œsalary” in the gift shop or rent electric versions of luxury cars. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kid…
The cast of FRIENDS entered collective negotiations with Warner Bros.' before season 3 and all 6 actors agreed to be given the salary of the LEAST paid cast member. They wanted to be a true ensemble and everyone featured equally. Near the end of the series they were all paid $1 million/episode. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fri…
Women's attractiveness ratings of men are 1,000 times as sensitive to salary than vice-versa sciencedirect.com/science…
Steven Spielberg refused a salary for "Schindlers List," calling it "Blood Money." The film went on to become one of the most successful of all time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sch…
Astronauts receive a starting salary of only 66k a year. work.chron.com/yearly-wag…
Cancer survivor Anthony Rizzo (Cubs) is one of the most charitable athletes on the planet, constantly giving his time and money to better the community. He is donating half his 7M salary (3.5M) to Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. His foundation has donated in total over 4M to Lurie's. nbcsports.com/chicago/chi…
Swedes can find out each other's salaries with just one phone call to Swedish equivalent of the IRS. The person whose information is accessed is also informed who accessed it. businessinsider.com/swede…
American garbage truck drivers have an average annual salary of $40,000, greater than the nationwide average of $30,000 among all high school graduates money.cnn.com/2016/02/24/…
There is a job position called 'Panda Nanny' where you get to spend 365 days a year with panda babies for a salary of $32k/year. boredpanda.com/hugger-pan…
Teachers in Luxembourg are the best paid in the world, with a starting salary of 73,300€ ($79,920) going up to 128,200€ ($138,920) per year. luxtimes.lu/archives/8318…
The Norway tax authority publishes everyone's salary information to public record bbc.com/news/magazine-406…
Early Romans used salt as a form of payment. It is the origin of the word salary indiatoday.in/education-t…
In 1686 John Rays lavishly illustrated book "History of Fish" sold so poorly that it left the Royal Society bankrupt with no money to publish Newtons upcoming book Principia. Edmund Halley sacrificed his entire year salary to publish Newtons book and in return got Fish books every week as salary theguardian.com/science/2…
Susan Sarandon signed on to film a movie with Paul Newman under the impression it was for "favored nations," meaning all actors receive the same billing and accommodations as their co-stars. However, the studio meant only for the men. Newman stepped up and gave her part of his salary. variety.com/2018/film/new…
John Adams’s intellectual engagement at Harvard came quickly. He was the only graduate in his class to hold a Hollis scholarship and not become a minister. A speaking part at graduation in 1755 earned him his first job, as a teacher; he used his salary to pay for his legal studies harvardmagazine.com/2016/…
In 2013, a US IT worker outsourced his own job to a man in China. He paid the man 1/5 of his salary and then he sat at his desk browsing the internet. He was found out after a security audit discovered some suspicious VPN activity. bbc.com/news/technology-2…
Dwayne Johnson was paid $5.5 million for his first leading role as Mathayus in "The Scorpion King". It's the highest salary of any first time leading actor ever. cinemablend.com/pop/Dwayn…
The man who killed President Garfield requested a presidential pardon from Chester Arthur for giving Arthur a salary raise en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
The average salary for a police officer in the US is around $61,000 a year, with officers in the highest paid state (California) earning $93,000 a year and the lowest (Mississippi) earning $33,000 a year. cheatsheet.com/culture/st…
John Lasseter was fired from Disney in 1983 for pushing too hard for computer animation. When Disney bought Pixar in 2006, Lasseter was given a $5 million signing bonus, a $2.5 million salary, and control of all Disney's animation projects. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
Today I learned of Japan's "Simultaneous Recruiting of New Graduates" which makes entry level salary positions extremely rare to get if they aren't procured before college graduation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sim…
Alfred Hitchcock once bet a prop man a week's salary to spend the night chained up in a movie studio, giving him a beaker of brandy to get him through the night. It was laced with strong laxatives. The following morning, the film crew found the poor man crying in a puddle of his own feces. aol.com/article/2014/10/1…
Thomas Sakara, President of Burkina Faso (1983-1987), was known as 'Africa's Che Guevara.' He lowered his salary to $450 a month and limited his possessions to a car, four bikes, three guitars, a fridge and a broken freezer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tho…
There's a law in California that prohibits employers from asking job candidates about their previous salaries and requires the hiring company to give a salary range if asked. sfgate.com/business/netwo…
In 2000, when the cast of "Friends" wouldn't come down from their $1,050,000/episode salary demands, NBC produced promos saying "You've loved them for seven years, see how it all ends with the series finale of Friends this Thursday". The cast agreed to lower salaries. abcnews.go.com/2020/story…
During his presidency George Washington salary was 2% of the total US budget in 1789 uk.businessinsider.com/ge…
NFL lineman Chris Long is going to donate his entire salary from this season to educational charities in three cities. nytimes.com/2017/10/19/sp…
Mark Taimanov, a Russian chess Grandmaster, after losing 6-0 to Bobby Fischer in 1971's World Chess Championship Candidates quarterfinal, got his salary and his ability to leave the country taken away, aswell as being censored in the press because the Russian government was so embarrassed. en.chessbase.com/post/my-…
The Halo effect, a bias favoring attractive people, has effects on on salaries, showing that the more attractive you are, the more money you will earn. businessinsider.com/halo-…
Nancy Cartwright was awarded Scientology's Patron Laureate Award after donating $10 million, almost twice her annual salary, to the Church in 2007. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nan…
There is a $44,000 salary cap for doormen in NYC nypost.com/2013/12/24/how…
Bruce Wayne A.K.A Batman is part owner of the Daily Planet where Clark Kent A.K.A Superman works. So, Batman pays Supermans salary. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/D…
CIA paid Dalai Lama $180,000/yr salary readersdigest.com.au/true…
Legionaries in the Roman Empire enjoyed considerable disposable income, enhanced by cash bonuses on special occasions such as the accession of a new Emperor. On completion of their term of service (25 years) they were given farmland and a discharge bonus equal to 13 years salary. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imp…
The Golden Age Pirates were actually far more democratic than their Naval or Merchant counterparts, who would often press sailors into service with tiny salaries which often went unpaid en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gov…
Today I learned about the "Anchoring Bias," the tendency to use initially presented information to make subsequent decisions. It is a widely studied psychological phenomenon, useful in salary negotiation, haggling, and sales. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anc…
A Billionaire hedge fund founder payed 800 New York teachers an extra $15,000 due to poor teacher salaries businessinsider.com/jim-s…
Alec Guinness agreed to appear in Star Wars only after he negotiated a deal that doubled his initial salary offer, guaranteed he wouldn't have to do any publicity for the film, and that he would be awarded 2.25% of all gross royalties paid to George Lucas en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ale…
George Lucas built his $4 Billion β€˜Star Wars’ empire by accepting a salary of $125K instead of $1M in the first Star Wars movie, but keeping the right to direct sequels and licensing (sell toys, posters, T-shirt, etc.) thedailybeast.com/article…
During his time as a Congressman and later the US President, John F Kennedy donated all of his salary to charity. history.com/news/history-…
The word "salary" comes from the word "salt," because in Roman times salt was so valuable that soldiers were sometimes paid in it npr.org/sections/13.7/201…
The bailiff on Judge Judy, Petri Hawkins-Byrd, has a salary of about $1 million a year. variety.com/2016/tv/news/…
The Pope receives no salary legatus.org/pope-salary
Michael Jordan now makes more money each year than he earned in salary during his entire 15 year NBA career. businessinsider.com/micha…
The average Russian monthly salary is $558 USD, which is $6,696 per year themoscowtimes.com/articl…
In the 2001-02 season, basketball legend Michael Jordan donated his entire salary to 9/11 relief efforts nba.com/wizards/news/WSEe…
The 3rd richest man in the world, Warren Buffet, has had a $100,000 salary for the past 25 years. equilar.com/reports/54-ta…
Chick Sexers are trained professionals whose jobs are to determine the gender of a newborn chick. Average salary is $60,000/year. nbcnews.com/business/care…
When Ben & Jerry's was founded they followed a 5 to 1 salary ratio where the highest paid employee could make only 5 times the lowest's salary. books.google.com/books?id…
Shigeru Miyamoto makes $1.13 million per year, stating he wishes to be on the same level as other producers, refusing to take a higher salary. amp.tomsguide.com/us/Iwat…
2-month salary rule for engagement rings is a marketing ploy designed by De Beers diamond cartel blog.hubspot.com/marketin…
Astronauts, including ones aboard the ISS, make a salary of only roughly $65,000 to $150,000 per year. phys.org/news/2014-04-ast…
In 2008 Italy published every citizens salary and tax contributions on the internet news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europ…
George Washington was the wealthiest US President, with $525 million (adjusted for inflation). His salary was 2% of the total US budget in 1789, and he owned over 50,000 acres of land. businessinsider.com/georg…
Because salt was so highly valued in the ancient world, the modern word for "salary" is derived from the latin word for salt. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
Pat Summitt, the legendary women's basketball coach, earned a mere $250 per month starting out as Head Coach at The University of Tennessee. By the time of her final season in 2012, her salary was over $1.1 million. atozsportsnashville.com/l…
The Montenegrin Government pays the heir to its old monarchy a yearly salary equal to what the President gets. He was given use of the first floor of the former royal palace, 4.3 million euro paid into a family fund, and special government honors. iranian.com/2011/08/09/mo…
In 2015, Dan Price, CEO of Gravity Payments (a credit card processing company), caused an uproar by paying his employees a minimum salary of $70k. He has been called everything from a socialist to a hero to a crusader. inc.com/amp/80935.html

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