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Started by jeff, September 10, 2018, 05:17:56 PM
Quote from: jeff on September 10, 2018, 05:17:56 PMI work in an industry overpopulated with Type A's. My colleagues (I'm speaking generally here) are good at selling themselves and understand how to move up the pay scale. I'm not so great at it.I'm about 10 years out of college. Many of my friends and colleagues who are my age who started in the field alongside me get paid considerably more than I do, and while I know how they do it, I just don't know how they do it. Oftentimes finding another job and threatening to leave works (at least at my company), but sometimes I feel like they're able to go into a meeting with a senior level person and leave with a considerably raise or even a title bump (which comes with a significant jump in pay). I know some people who do this every 18 months to two years. Meanwhile, I've never negotiated that way in my life. My raises and title jumps have come when switching companies or relocating. That's not sustainable, or at least it's not what I want to be doing.I fear I'm seen as someone they can walk over. So my question: What do you say in that room with your boss?