Heard back today about my role review – they’re going to increase my pay 🙂 It’s not as much as I think I would get in the market but at the same time, I think it shows an acknowledgement of my work so far and while I’m still part time, I’m happy with it. Feels like this just goes to show that it pays (literally) to ask for what you deserve. How many people go through months and years in their jobs without a fair wage? Maybe some organisations pay fairly. Maybe some people have other parts of their job which compensate them in other ways. Maybe some people are just content with their remuneration and maybe that’s okay… but maybe it’s not. Maybe a lot of them are women who are used to subpar treatment, used to staying quiet and keeping the peace.
I’m really glad I said something. This was my first conversation of this type and it was a valuable one.