Archive: February 2007
Lisa Rongren started her career as a restaurant server at Seattle's Lampreia. She's now the wine director/sommelier of Ray's Boathouse, helping the restaurant's patrons choose from their vast selection of wines.
Did the inventors of cellphone message alerts and ringtones really anticipate that an entire generation of cubicle workers would be forced to endure shoddy versions of Lynyrd Skynyrd and Ludacris throughout the workday?
The average pay of a cake decorator in Seattle is $12.84 an hour, with most making from about $10 to $16 an hour, according to PayScale, a Seattle company that tracks compensation and benefits.
Current position: Co-founder, CE0 and president, Seattle-based Matter Group, creator of the Xeko adventure game.
Legacy Health Systems of Portland reached across the Columbia River to open a new hospital in 2005 because Vancouver and surrounding Clark County seemed ripe for expansion.
When it comes to dollars and cents, nearly 2 million insurance customers count on Margaret Meister's know-how when they buy an insurance policy or make a claim involving Bellevue-based Symetra Financial.
Current position: Vice president sales and marketing, GoMobile Advertising, a Kent-based marketing and promotion company.
The average pay of a 3D artist in the Seattle area is about $49,471 a year, with most making from $40,500 to $65,000 a year, according to PayScale, a Seattle company that tracks compensation and benefits.
For more than 10 years, Alex Draper has had a hand in making some of the world's most innovative snowboards. As snowboarding director for K2 Sports, Draper has the enviable job of leading the team that decides what snow tools everyone will be coveting next winter.
A Muslim immigrant working on contract for Microsoft filed a complaint against the company last month, saying he was interrogated about his Muslim-inspired, anti-war Web site, then abruptly fired.
Current position: President and chief operating officer of The Lexas Cos., which focuses on the development of high-quality real-estate investments, including high-rise multifamily projects, land development and condominium conversions.
The strong job market and Iraq war are making things tough for police recruiters in our region. Some departments are raising pay and offering bonuses, but it is still a high-risk job with relatively low pay.
The average pay of a model in the Seattle area is $23 an hour, with most making from about $20 to $40 an hour, according to PayScale, a Seattle company that tracks compensation and benefits.
Current position: Executive managing director, Greater Seattle Chapter of eWomenNetwork, an international business-networking organization for women.
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