👋 Heya! Welcome to Damn Good Job.

A Newsletter from a startup Head of People, Pay Transparency advocate, and firm believer in building your own career path.

My name is Mary Jantsch and I am obsessed with building healthier, more human, and more creative workplaces.

Why join the Damn Good Work community?

Here is my ultra-stripped-back take on employment:

As individuals, we invest time in building skills that the market values. Then, our compensation is a reflection of how we choose to sell those skills.

For all the reasons and more that I cover in Part 1: The future of compensation is flexible - people are shifting from selling their skills and time through traditional employment to building a portfolio of work as independent contractors.

So, I write about these things! Join our community to learn:

  1. Org building stuff: how to build the infrastructure to offer pay transparency, design your total compensation, and attract the right talent for your company.

  2. Career stuff: how to build a career like a portfolio demonstrating impact rather than focus on climbing an ancient and dusty ladder.

Here’s what a few subscribers have shared:

  • “Check out Mary Jantsch: she's dropping great guidance to help support the career journey.” - Amy York

  • This is the best thing I've read week.” - Kevan Lee

  • “Mary Jantsch is making noise in the pay transparency arena.” - Lance Robbins

  • If you want to build salary transparency into your company culture and operations talk to Mary Jantsch.- Stephanie Ciccone-Nascimento

Subscribe to get posts straight to your inbox.

Subscribe to Damn Good Job

Damn Good Job is a place for questioning the ways we've 'always worked'. From pay transparency to reimagining the traditional career path, Mary explores how to develop healthier, more human, and more creative relationships with work.


Part-time Head of People / Part-time Gardener | Mary Jantsch writes Damn Good Job - a newsletter aimed at building healthier, more human, and more creative relationships with work.