Aug 31, 2008
Imagine yourself in the standard office setting where clerks and rank and file staff find themselves close to a market-place like environment. Most of them focus on doing their job individually, wanting to finish their daily tasks at the earliest possible time. Others on the other hand choose to take it easy since finishing it ahead of time may lead to being given additional tasks without additional pay.
For some, this may seem as a sorry sight. How can a person expect to reach greater heights with such an attitude considering that being at the bottom of the corporate ladder is only the beginning of a storied working career. Some would care while others would not. But perhaps for people, foregoing the issue of compensation for now would be a rewarding decision especially if you don’t see yourself attached to your current company for long.
Your work will mirror the type of career you will be getting. Moving to bigger job roles is not as easy and similar. The higher your pay, the broader your workload would be and perhaps this is one thing that people fail to realize when you go up, more work and job responsibilities come with it.
A person should not envy higher positioned people in the corporate world. They may seem to earn more but their time for themselves and their families become lesser. This is due to the fact that their responsibilities are now higher and normally this goes beyond the standard 8 to 5 working hours.
So for now, be satisfied with what you have. If you want to get a higher salary, take the risk. It may be something you would need to adjust more to in the end.