Posts Tagged ‘STEM Carrers’

STEM career viability in a winner-take-all society…

March 29, 2014

Working World Bell JarIn a previous post regarding STEM career viability I promised more installments on my own personal journey as a biomedical scientist.   But we are going to take a brief detour from academic biomedical research and biotech and make a brief stop in Silicon Valley.  The reason for this is to highlight some basic meat and potatoes compensation issues that are trending through many, if not most STEM career tracks.

Yves Smith of Naked Captialism just posted a blog on the justice department response to a massive wage suppression (price-fixing)  conspiracy that has ensnared the likes of Apple, Google, Dell, Dreamworks, Comcast – and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

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The Man in the Middle…Are we becoming a nation of middle men?

February 13, 2011
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We are becoming a county of middle men.  Paper-pushers, deal brokers, middle men – whatever you want to call it – that’s what we are becoming.  When the M.B.A. trumps the Ph.D. in terms of monetary value  to the extent that it does – we are headed in one direction only.

STEM careers can’t take root in a society where middle men rule the day – and the profits.

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