Two Indian Women Have Applied For the Guinness World Record For World's Lowest Salary:
There are two women in India who just applied to the people at the "Guinness Book of World Records" to name them the world record holders for WORLD'S LOWEST SALARY. And you know what? They've got a shot at it.
59-year-old Akku and Leela Sherigar have been working as TOILET CLEANERS at the Government Women's Teacher's Training Institute in southern India since 1971.
Their starting salary was 15 rupees a month . . . that's about 28 cents a month in today's dollars. And today's dollars are relevant . . . because in their FORTY YEARS there, they NEVER GOT A RAISE.
So over 41 years of work, they've each made a TOTAL of approximately $137.76. That's $3.36 per year.
A Woman Claims She was Kidnapped By a Drug Dealer . . . Turns Out She Just Wanted a Day Off Work:
Back on October 10th, a police officer in San Antonio, Texas spotted a car parked by the side of the road. When he looked inside, he saw 48-year-old Sheila Bailey Eubank tied up with ROPE.
She told the cop a man had jumped into her car while she was at an ATM. He held a knife to her throat and forced her to drive him around so he could make drug deals. Then he choked her with the rope, tied her up, and left her.
The cops started searching for the drug dealer, but they didn't find him. What they DID find was a lottery ticket in Sheila's possession that she'd bought during the hours she was supposedly being held at knifepoint.
And surveillance footage from the ATM and a convenience store showed she wasn't carjacked. She was just running errands.
When the cops confronted her, Sheila admitted she'd made the entire thing up. She said she just WANTED ATTENTION . . . and, quote, "a day off from work." It's not clear who helped her by TYING HER UP or if she somehow did it herself.
She was arrested for a felony charge of aggravated perjury.
Three Reasons You Shouldn't Stay at the Same Job Too Long:
Obviously you're not supposed to bounce around from job to job every six months, because it doesn't look good on your resume. But according to a new article on Monster.com, you shouldn't stay at the SAME job too long either.
Staying at the same COMPANY is fine, as long as you get promoted at some point. But if you don't, they say you shouldn't stay for more than four years. Here are the top three reasons.
#1.) Your Skills Start to Become Outdated. In other words, you get into a routine of doing the same thing every day, and don't learn about NEW ways things are being done. So when you DO need a new job, you won't be qualified for it.
It's especially true if you work in technology.
#2.) It Prevents You from Advancing Your Career. Once you've been at a company for over two years without a promotion, they say to start looking for another job.
And if you've gone more than FOUR years without a promotion, your chances of getting one are even worse.
If you like your employer and WANT to stay with them, think about asking your boss if your company offers educational aid. If you want to take a course and learn new skills that WOULD earn you a promotion, your company might pay part of that bill.
#3.) It Makes You Seem Unmotivated. And it also raises a few other red flags for hiring managers, including that you might be hard to train, and might not adapt well to a new office.