A new study conducted by researchers at the Cornell University´s School of Industrial and Labor Relations claims nice guys earn about $9,722 per year less compared to mean men.
The same trend, but not as strong as among men, applies to women. The research with the title "Do Nice Guys and Gals Really Finish Last?" surveyed about 1,000 workers. "The problem is, many managers often don´t realize they reward disagreeableness.
You can say this is what you value as a company, but your compensation system may not really reflect that, especially if you leave compensation decisions to individual managers," Dr. Livingston says.