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Jerks earn more

Colin Farrell, left, and Jason Sudeikis perform in a scene from “Horrible Bosses.” (Associated Press)
Colin Farrell, left, and Jason Sudeikis perform in a scene from “Horrible Bosses.” (Associated Press)

Colin Farrell, left, and Jason Sudeikis perform in a scene from “Horrible Bosses.”

Anyone who's harbored suspicions that only mean people seem to get ahead in the business world may be glad (or perhaps not) to learn that a new study agrees with them.

While such beliefs are often whispered in the office — and declaimed at volume during happy hour — new research quantifies just how much the nasty seem to profit by the (non-) virtue of their nastiness.

For men, the gain is around 18 percent in annual pay. Men who were rated as "highly disagreeable" on personality tests were paid an average of $9,700 more annually than men rated as "most agreeable," according to The Globe and Mail. Full story. Bill Chappell, NPR

Do you believe nice guys finish last?



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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.