Are YOU getting paid what you’re worth? Tuesday was Equal Pay Day, and I’ve previously shared a bit about women and our thoughts about money and asking for more. Here’s a practical follow-up to that, since many of us need a push (as I did when I worked for someone else).
Remember that money comes from providing value. The next time you’re discussing salary with an employer, remind them of that value.
Drop any modesty when it comes to reminding people of the value you provide, and be bold when asking for the amount of money that reflects that value.
Especially if their reply is among these tired, busted responses when asking for a raise:
“That’s that standard salary we aim for for someone in your pay grade”
“We only have so much in the salary pool, so if you get paid more, then someone else gets less”
“My hands are tied now. We’ll have to talk about it again in the next budget year.”
If they refuse to budge, WALK. Go find another employer who doesn’t discriminate by paying you less because of your gender, who does understand your value, and who is willing to pay you for it.
It may take a lot of work to find another job, work that you may not want to do.
But you have to ask yourself which are you willing to experience – short-term discomfort of having to look for another job? Or long-term discomfort of knowing that all the work you do is undervalued and you are chronically underpaid for it?
Meaningful change doesn’t happen when we choose to avoid the work and discomfort needed to make it happen.
YOU. ARE. WORTH. EVERY. BIT. OF. IT.
If you need some help making that change happen for you, I’m here for you. I don’t just coach working moms on burnout and overwhelm – we cover all of the things that working moms face, including career and money goals.
Careers and money can have a huge emotional impact on your life and relationships. As your coach, I can help uncover any long-held beliefs you may have about either of them that may be holding you back, and help you create a new path to where you want to be.
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