It’s still the beginning of the new year and many people are reflecting on their financial and career plans. One of the common things that cross our mind is wondering if we are being underpaid. I found this really cool resources with tools and suggestions to find out if you’re underpaid. If you do think you’re underpaid, we have a great article about how to ask for more money if you’re thinking about advocating for a raise.
Do you feel that you’re being underpaid? What are your ideas to boost your incomes?
Dont know what to say atm
I've been at the bottom and the top of the work chain, I've been a subordinate and have had subordinates. As a subordinate, a boss told me once that I was so efficient that it scared him, but this was when I was a kid,young teen, in my late teens, I didn't even know what that word meant, and it didn't even dawn on me to look the word up til years later to find out what the word meant, I told my wife, the only thing I knew was that the job needed to get done. It was like before they told me what needed to be done I had already taken care of it. It needed to be done,obviously. So I took that mindset into my adulthood. When I did become the boss, I used to tell my subordinates that if I performed a certain job I expected them to do likewise, a job is a job, is a job. Even when I was growing up as a young teen I was always picked as a captain of sports teams. I never asked to be one, and it wasn't that I was scared to be one it's that I never volunteered to be. Nowadays many, many moons later I ask my self what did they see in me that I didn't see in myself. Once again those leadership positions that I've had in my life, I'm retired now, I never volunteered for them, they just seemed to fall in my lap. What I used to do was not to take advantage of the individuals, but took advantage of their skills by asking what they were good at doing and let them git'er done . Thanks for taking your time in reading this, If I can motivate someone with these words, well, I'm glad I could help. God bless you guys and let God lead, he won't mislead, I promise!!!!!!!
I have to thank my mom and dad for my work ethic. I remember as a toddler down in Texas, sleeping on those long cotton guney sacks that my mom pulled along the ground while picking. I grew as a child of migrant workers, not very literate, unfortunately because I used to dictate letters for them to our relatives. Unfortunately I never got the chance to graduate and never went back to school as an adult, yet at the age of 9-11 I learned how to play the game of, now if that's not a challange I don't know which game is! Out of 12 or 13 nieces and nephews, the only ones that graduated from high school were our sons. During summer vacation I had our work with and for me, I was the shop foreman. Nowadays I'm trying to instill that same work ethic in school to my grandkids, giving it my best shot, Oh; and by the way, I've never seen anybody and I mean anybody fail by trying, look at Thomas Edison.
Back in (97) I applied for a job in my field of expertise working on r.v.'s. Prior to that I was fixing radiators, and not my cup of tea, just biden my time, pun intended by the way, anyway, the manager asked how much I was getting paid and I told him. 9 bucks an hour. He said that's what he'd start me at, me asking for more obviously, my field of expertise don't you know. He told me that didn't know what I could do, which was true, with that I agreed to climbed on board, and took the challange, and by the way I love challanges. When I would customers on their way in their new tltr or motorhome with smiles on their faces, the manager smiled and waved back at them at the same time giving me a pat on the back, and I exclaiming that I didn't need pats on the back what I needed was mo money, needless to say, went from 9 to 18 an hr within 12 to 14 months. I've always told my wife and sons to never give anybody an excuse to say that you're not doing your job, never!!!!!!!!!!.
Yes,I am probably being underpaid.If you don't have a family it is not imperative to make more. Lucky for me I have never been enamored with money. Getting along well with what I earn.I can see how multiple people would need more. Good luck to those families that require the extra income,Ford
I appreciate the tool you shared. I get lots of questions like that in my network and I'll share that with them.