Monday, February 12, 2018

This week's C&EN

A few of the articles in this week's issue of Chemical and Engineering News:

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  1. It also seems that companies are generally giving bonuses and not pay raises (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/on-leadership/wp/2018/01/18/why-many-companies-are-giving-bonuses-not-raises-after-the-new-tax-cuts/?utm_term=.f29a349d3371) when they give anything. It is likely a combination of bonuses are one-time deals while pay raises are forever (they're hard and generally bad to take back), future bonuses (in some cases) may be indexed on pay scale (which is increased by pay raises) which increases the costs of pay raises, and (at least some) companies would like to boost the opportunities for Republicans in mid-term elections (because they will likely regulate and tax them less), and giving a benefit that can be tied to Republican actions is one way to do that (while not costing them lots of money).

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