@yolio Hi, you are correct. I have one solid full-on year of experience in data as my primary job. I'd feel like a fraud if I tried to command more money and did not deliver with my work due to my inexperience.
@WayDownSouth I agree with you about encountering people like that many times over in your life. I don't feel obligated to educate everyone and I will if someone seems receptive to it. I actually did not speak to anyone about her microaggressions until she started interfering with my work relationships, creating rumors, and telling me that people I worked with did not like it when I greeted them politely. She was a lost cause in terms of educating her so I let it slide until she was interfering with my productivity. That's when I went to someone and she was the office manager and de factor HR. The organization handled it poorly and made wide sweeping decisions that affected me directly without any conversation with me or even telling me about it. They just happened to let it slip in meetings and I probed further. It unfortunately was a very complicated situation that was handled poorly. I also was given a lot of lip service regarding a performance review w/ review of compensation. It came to light that the decision was made that they were not contractually obligated to do that for me while simultaneously telling me that we were going to do it for weeks on end (nearly four months). It wasn't an easy decision but I'm happy!
@WayDownSouth I appreciate your perspective. What I mean by passive racism is racial microaggressions and ignorance. It wasn't coming out of a place of malice, it was because she was culturally uneducated. Comments like "your people" or referring to white people as "American" and others as "non-American." A huge part of why I read the Billfold is because I have no budgeting skills and no savings. I was never taught to budget and I was simultaneously contributing financially to my family. It's about a $20k jump from where I was before the increase.
@stuffisthings New England-ish area but not Boston