Show me the money, or help me to say no.
May 23, 2011 4:04 PM Subscribe
My boss wants to fly me from Sydney to Perth to assist in training new employees. Should I ask "What's in it for me?"
posted by robotot to Work & Money (29 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
He told me they'd pay for flights, accomodation and expenses. I tentatively agreed. My wife thinks that they are milking me, and that I should ask for either a pay rise or some sort of bonus incentive to perform the task.
Question part 1) Is it unreasonable for me to ask for some sort of bonus to do this work?
Question part 2) My wife thinks that this is all stems from my issues of self-worth. I am far too eager to please people, and I don't often think for myself in these situations. While not such a terrible character trait to possess on paper, in actuality it often ends up with me agreeing to perform favours for friends or colleagues without thinking about how it is putting me out. Bottom line is that I end up feeling manipulted and exploited and don't often realise until long after the fact. But the thing is that I like helping people. I was raised that way. What can I do to improve my sense of self, my self esteem, confidence etc?