7 Ways to Avoid Companies That Overpay Jerks

Author: Matthew Rothenberg

I like to consider myself a nice guy, and I’m generally pleased with the frequency with which I finish first in career moves. So a recent study reported in Monday’s Wall Street Journal really got under my skin … in a low-key, non-confrontational way, of course.

The study, titled “Do Nice Guys — and Gals — Really Finish Last?” by Dr. Livingston, Timothy A. Judge of the University of Notre Dame and Charlice Hurst of the University of Western Ontario, analyzed data collected over nearly 20 years from three different surveys, which sampled about 10,000 workers representing a variety professions, salaries and ages.

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