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Know Your Value

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by YankeeFan, May 4, 2011.

  1. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Mika Brzezinski has a new book out, and while it's geared to women, it offers lessons that everyone could use.

    The most interesting nugget so far is that Joe made 14 times what she did originally.

    How's that possible? $100,000 vs. $1,400,000?

  2. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Dumbfounded, though perhaps not the best example . . . Mike's value to that show was and remains broadly debatable.
  3. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    Two thoughts:

    (A) If the show is "Morning Joe," then yes, Joe is worth many times more than Mika. It ain't "Morning Mika."

    (B) If Mika Brzezinski was really scrambling to make ends meet and was bouncing checks, that speaks very, very poorly of her, not MSNBC. She wasn't exactly making minimum wage.
  4. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    Two things can be equally true.
    She might be underpaid. I don't know what she makes or what her coworkers make, and I've never seen the show.
    She probably makes enough that people don't sympathize with her not making ends meet.

    Why would she be paying her own travel expenses for work?
  5. Rockbottom

    Rockbottom Active Member

    Mine? Currently $1.38 a pound. But I am trending upward slightly.

  6. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    If she was making $100k, expected to live in a high-COL city and really paying for her own travel, makeup and wardrobe for the show, then I can buy having trouble making ends meet. That's just a weird situation, though.
  7. Mystery Meat II

    Mystery Meat II Well-Known Member

    Doesn't sound like the salary gap is a dealbreaker for her, though: Mediabistro and other outlets are reporting that CBS wants both to jump ship when their contracts expire in the next year.

    From that story, apparently the gap isn't what it used to be:

  8. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    The show is better without her.
  9. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    LOL. I knew you'd say that.

    She can be really annoying.

    And in the segment I saw them do on it and in the article I posted to, she doesn't really come across that well.

    But, overall, it's still a good point that you need to know your value & maximize your earnings.
  10. secretariat

    secretariat Active Member

    I haven't watched that show in years. I'm up that early, but I'm usually watching Super Why, Dinosaur Train and Sesame Street with my son.
  11. YGBFKM

    YGBFKM Guest

    Does he get pissed you hog the programming?
  12. secretariat

    secretariat Active Member

    Welcome to your future. Unless he or she latches on to Dora and Diego. Then God help you.
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