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08/15/2011

Nice guys (and gals) earn less, study finds

It appears if you are mean, you earn more money.

A new study by researchers at the University of Notre Dame and the University of Western Ontario founds that agreeable workers earn significantly lower incomes than less agreeable ones. The gap is especially wide for men.  Turns out, less agreeable men earn about 18% more - or $9,772 more annually in their sample - than nicer guys. Ruder women, meanwhile, earned about 5% or $1,828 more than their agreeable counterparts.

The study "Do Nice Guys - And Gals - Really Finish Last?" is being presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management today.  You can check out the study by clicking HERE.

So do you agree with the findings?  Do nice guys - and gals - really finish last?  Click on comment to share your thoughts, and we may publish them here or use them on Eyewitness News First at 4:00 p.m.

Comments

hector

apparently this also applies in relationships too. nice guys get dumped while its the jerks the ladies seem to keep!

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