By Mike Dang on Five Points of Advice to Young People on the Spending and Earning of Money, Part Two: Always Pay for Art
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I don't think this person needs to be happy with what she has. If someone doing her job is making 10K more than her that is pretty insulting. The LW should make those lists to attempt to see all the moving pieces, but I think you're assuming too much good faith on the part of the company. Her boss might not be Mr. Burns or anything, but of course they are going to pay their employees a little as they can get away with! I love Jen Dziura's career advice and her Bullish columns, and one thing she suggests is making long-term requests of employers. Like saying "In seven years I need to find a way to double my income." because people are more likely to agree to things far in advance and it gives the employer something that they want - assurance that you are a safe investment because you'll stick around. So if the LW wants to build a career there she should be up front with that, it will probably help her case.