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Creation Date: 09-29-2004 12:01 PM
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In General A good thing gone bad. Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #8 New 09-15-2004 06:09 AM
This entry isn't really Aikido related, but I feel that it tests my Aiki anyway.
One of the people whi treated me like crap at my work, just up and quit for no reason. I asked the manager if this meens that I'll be promoted, and he basically said "Hell No!" in his own words. I've been there for about 3 years now, and I had to ask for a raise 2 1/2 years after starting, and even then It was basically not even worth asking for because it was a small amount. My feancee works part time, and makes more money than I do working full time (i'm setting a stage for the differences in employers). She gets raises basically every quarter year. We are trying to save up to get a place together, but its hard when we are both classified as working poor. How doublesided this world is. You need money to get money.

WEAPONS CLASS TONIGHT!!! YES!!!
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#2 09-15-2004 08:25 AM
gstevens Says:
A bit of advice on the job front. Jobs are something that YOU do for someone else. If your perception of your value there is higher than there perception of your value then you have two choices. 1> Improve their perception of your value, do this as you would run any ad campaign, document what you do for the company, look for ways to do more, document the ways that you improve the bottom line of the company, ways that you MAKE THE COMPANY MONEY! Everyone that works for the company must make the company money. The more you can show what you make the more that you can then tell them that you want to get paid out of the amount that you make. 2> Sell your services to another company. If the partner that you are dancing with keeps stepping on your toes then you might try getting a new dance partner. Remember that you are in charge of you career and your job satisfaction, not your boss. You are the one that determins how much you make, look carefully at what you do, instead of thinking how can I get more money out of this situation think, "How can I make myself so indispensable to this company that the mearerest hint of my taking employement somewhere else would cause them to have a panic attack and get out the checkbook." In doing so you will also generate more skills and accomplishements to put on a resume which will get you a better paying job. Generally the largest pay raises will come when you switch employers. This is because the employer that you are working for already knows what the minimum that you will settle for is, and therefore will only pay you the least that he can get away with. A new employer wants your skills and abilities and is willing to pay up to the maximum he can to get them. The maximum that he can is determined by what he sees that you can do for his company. SO accomplish something and go out and get a DIFFERENT job, which will pay more. Don't complain, train on the job, and in Aikido.
#1 09-15-2004 08:23 AM
gstevens Says:
A bit of advice on the job front. Jobs are something that YOU do for someone else. If your perception of your value there is higher than there perception of your value then you have two choices. 1> Improve their perception of your value, do this as you would run any ad campaign, document what you do for the company, look for ways to do more, document the ways that you improve the bottom line of the company, ways that you MAKE THE COMPANY MONEY! Everyone that works for the company must make the company money. The more you can show what you make the more that you can then tell them that you want to get paid out of the amount that you make. 2> Sell your services to another company. If the partner that you are dancing with keeps stepping on your toes then you might try getting a new dance partner. Remember that you are in charge of you career and your job satisfaction, not your boss. You are the one that determins how much you make, look carefully at what you do, instead of thinking how can I get more money out of this situation think, "How can I make myself so indispensable to this company that the mearerest hint of my taking employement somewhere else would cause them to have a panic attack and get out the checkbook." In doing so you will also generate more skills and accomplishements to put on a resume which will get you a better paying job. Generally the largest pay raises will come when you switch employers. This is because the employer that you are working for already knows what the minimum that you will settle for is, and therefore will only pay you the least that he can get away with. A new employer wants your skills and abilities and is willing to pay up to the maximum he can to get them. The maximum that he can is determined by what he sees that you can do for his company. SO accomplish something and go out and get a DIFFERENT job, which will pay more. Don't complain, train on the job, and in Aikido.
 




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