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lanfiro50153dMy current position includes 12h shifts rotation which brings a lot of money but also a lot of jealousy.
The best part is that when people complain about earning less that us while having a "more important" position, when we say "there are still positions open if you want to work a night per week and being on shift for Christmas or your kid's birthday"... That usually shut them up.
Frederick171053dReminds me of these idiots in Denmark that whines about getting paid last than others because of their genders. Even thought its because of their shitty negotiation skills.
Don't think this approach of negotiate your salary or it's your fault is the best one for the company...
Personally, I don't bother renegotiating, I just quit, and constantly keep up with market so I quit even when I'm paid OK sometimes.
So instead of people calmly working and trusting the company to have "fair" salaries, this creates job-hopers that know that otherwise they get screwed.
theuser481953dA friend of mine have some contacts in the building and electrical industry. Between "close colleagues" and just colleauges, they frequently talk about their salaries in terms of joking and throwing it around and helping each other.
Basically, Tom cares about what he earns, he knows what Joe earns and generally have no opinion on what Joe earns. If Joe feels like he should earn as much as Tom does, Tom and Joe will join forces to sort out Joe's salary. Its just kind of a culture thing.
I remember my first renegotiation. My boss had just started his position around a week ago. I was expecting him to ask me how much I currently earn, but bizarrely enough, he was afraid of asking the question. I had to tell him outright because we were just staring weirdly at each other.
Fast-Nop2691853dI've rather reduced my working time instead of increasing my salary. One hour more free time per day is a huge deal. Even my employer is happy with the flexibility because I can ramp up when the ship is on fire and slack off when there's less to do.
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michezio179246d@Fast-Nop that's exactly what I also did, I'm currently getting a pretty low pay but I am home when there's no work to do and can take a day off any time I need and reintegrate that whenever I have lots of things to do. So I'm working on average 6 hours a day, but it's very flexible. I can do even 18 hours on a single day when needed and then take 2 days off or just do 2-3 hours. And also my workplace is literally 5 minute away from my home so yes, paid very low but I'd hardly accept anything else unless it's at least 3x more
lanfiro50142dAt the end it is all more than money.
The balance between income, free time, happiness and accomplishment sould be looked after more than pure numbers on the payslip.