When John Legere vowed to make big changes at T-Mobile, he started with himself: He grew his hair into a shaggy mane, traded in his suit and tie for a hot pink wardrobe and silver fang necklace, and unleashed a loudmouth attitude never before seen in the staid world of wireless carriers.
In college, Nicole Cortez easily could find a friend to grab a bite or hit a happy hour. Then she entered the workplace and took a job at an insurance brokerage where most of her colleagues are over 35. Although her company hosts occasional happy hours, Cortez, 24, lacks close friends at work who aren't rushing home to families.
Jose Hevia began his career as a waiter. He became a restaurant owner in the Taco Mac chain and eventually launched his own small chain of restaurants called Cheeky, nicknamed after his dad. But it wasn't until Hevia was in his 40s that he made an abrupt jump into technology.
Q:Despite having a good salary, I believe I'm not being fairly compensated. Seven years ago, I was hired as a staff accountant making $35,000 per year.Five years later, after several promotions, I was named Chief Financial Officer.My salary is now $120,000.
When Aleasha Hladilek realized her bachelor's degree in anthropology wouldn't get her a job, she returned to school to become an auto mechanic and a welder.
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