App of the Week- WageSpot

Published On October 10, 2015 | By Tom Huskerson | App of the Week

WageSpotMany will tell you that nothng is more private than money, not even sex. But is the hush-hush attitude about wages and salaries keeping wages low? Are corporations using this situation against the 99%? That’s why WageSpot is the App of the week?

WageSpot allows the user to compare their income to that of others around them. Revealing one’s wages is a radical concept but America has a serious problem when it comes to wage gaps among workers across genders and even between races. It’s common knowledge that women earn less on average than men for the same job. And black men earn less that whites with equal education and qualifications. Why? WageSpot maybe abe to change some things.

Users of WageSpot will be able to see and share their salary information directly with other users. This feature will provide a clearer picture of what the worker should, or could be, earning.  

WageSpot uses data inputted by users that will be filterable by job title, salary, location, gender, job satisfaction, experience, and a number of other determinant factors.

In an email to Fortune.com co-founder Marat Galperin said, “What appealed most to us about the idea of WageSpot was that it was both controversial and compelling. The last American taboo on keeping salary information secret has really helped employers keep salaries down. We strongly believe that bringing transparency into the world of compensation can help turn the tables on employers by empowering employees with useful information. We envision WageSpot becoming a ubiquitous part of any salary discussion and a powerful tool helping level the playing field for all employees.”
WageSpot is free and available on Apple and Android devices.

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About The Author

Tom Huskerson Bio Born in Richmond Virginia Tom Huskerson is a military veteran who settled in California after his discharge. Tom attended Santa Barbara City College where he began his writing career as a campus reporter. He worked as an intern news reporter for the Santa Barbara News-Press writing feature stories before moving on to San Francisco. At San Francisco State University Tom studied broadcast communications and began to focus on the Internet. He completed his graduate thesis on Internet advertising. Tom was the first student to ever focus on the Internet as a graduate student at San Francisco State University. After graduation he went to work for Zona Research in California’s Silicone Valley. As a research associate Tom supported senior analyst writing on the latest developments in the Internet industry. During the dot com boom Tom worked for several web businesses as a market researcher and analyst. As a writer and researcher Tom has authored various technical works including a training program for Charles Schwab security. Other projects included professional presentations on workplace violence and hiring security contractors. Tom has also written both fiction and non-fiction works and blogging for a travel website. He has published two books of short stories and completed two novels. Tom is the owner of Scribe of Life Literature and EbonyCandle.com. Tom is not the chief editor for the OnTechStreet. com. A news and information blog that focuses on tech news for African-Americans. The blog is the result of his desire to inform the African American community of the dangers and benefits of the cyber age. In his blog Tom reports on information security, new and analysis, scams and hoaxes, legal happenings and various topics that arise from the age of information. Tom believes that technology is a necessary tool for black people and they should know what is happening. Tom writes believing that techno speak is for the professional and that valuable information can be communicated using plain language. As a result he has embraced the motto, Less Tech, More Knowledge.

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