Archive: August 2007
The average annual salary of a social worker in the Seattle area is $42,400, with most making from $35,500 to $49,200 a year, according to PayScale, a Seattle company that tracks compensation and benefits.
Now: Mayor of Auburn Then: Paperboy
Private-sector and government workers often like the idea of putting their skills to use for the greater good of society but really don't understand the world of nonprofits.
Mark Yurich and Ralph Dor-Ghali, who work in sales at Sysco Food Services, took over a corner of Panera Bread in Troy, Mich., recently. Their laptops were buzzing. Pastry remnants surrounded their tables. Steaming coffee cups were filled to the brim. They took calls and placed orders for clients from their computers, which were connected to wireless Internet that Panera provides its customers free.
Edwina Uehara was initially what she calls "a reluctant administrator." She didn't come to the University of Washington School of Social Work 17 years ago in search of a deanship; she came to be a professor, a path she pursued with "great gusto," earning the university's Distinguished Teaching Award in 1996.
Now: Managing partner. Then: Italian delicatessen counter clerk.
Pay: The average annual salary of an accountant in the Seattle area is $53,300, with most making from $46,600 to $59,500 a year, according to PayScale, a Seattle company that tracks compensation and benefits.
LaVonne "Bonnie" McAdams' first visit with a geriatric specialist lasted an hour. It was time well spent. Her doctor changed several prescriptions...
This executive director started out as support staff.
The average pay of a courier in the Seattle area is $15.48 an hour, with most making from $12.95 to $17.74 an hour, according to PayScale, a Seattle company that tracks compensation and benefits.
This summer Erick Lopez won't be taking the two-week adventure trip he did last year to New York and Memphis. He will stay closer to home and shorten his vacation, maybe zipping down to Key West for a four-day weekend.
Certainly, clever career gal, you know better than to waltz into the office in a tank top. Unless, of course, you're a yoga instructor. Or a lingerie model. Otherwise, though, you probably put a bit more thought into meshing your wardrobe with your workplace.
When Seattle created its Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) unit in 2004, Brian Stampfl wasted no time applying for one of the highly coveted positions. With a resume that included service as a police officer for roughly a decade, a police-academy instructor for almost two years and a detective in Seattle's sexual assault and child abuse unit for three years, he had little trouble nabbing the job. Now, as one of the city's six full-time CSI detectives, he spends his weeks combing violent crime scenes for evidence and documenting that evidence for court.
Find out what valuable skills this company founder learned at her first job, as a lifeguard.
Last year Justin Miloro had to wear long sleeves to conceal the Buddha curling around his left forearm and the yellow-orange sun rays on his right. Pants covered the depiction of Earth on one leg and wings on the other. The sun spreading across his back was under wraps. The plugs in his earlobes were obscured by bandages.
As demand for assistants soars, dentists hope potential employees will love their job as much as Cynthia Gaetz does.
Now: Company founder and CEO Then: Concessions worker Current position: Founder and CEO of Delicious Planet, a Seattle-based gourmet home-delivery service First job: Working in concessions for Arizona State University What I learned: I learned average Americans eat and...
The average pay of a security guard in the Seattle area is $12.52 an hour, with most making from $10.56 to $14.23 an hour.
Writers and marketers have discovered that if you slap together the words "women" and "work," you've got a pretty good target market. Every day seems to bring a new book. We've pulled together a roundup of some of the latest, addressing women's varied career needs.
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