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April 29, 2012 12:51 PM Subscribe
How much is the ability to work from home, anywhere in the world with an internet connection worth? Other job related questions.
posted by zephyr_words to work & money (6 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I've been at this company for about 8 years, changing positions every 2 or 3 years and I'm bored there. I don't need to even work very hard to keep performing at an above acceptable level. If I work really hard it won't be rewarded. This makes it very hard for me to even do my regular day to day work. I think it's sort of depressing
I've run my own company in off hours in past years to sort of fill my creative work ethic outlet.
I started at a low salary and while I have been getting raises every year it really hasn't kept me even close to fair market value, especially since my current position is a much higher level compared to when I was hired. A few of my teammates do the same job functions as me and make considerably more. That also bothers me. I cannot ask to have my salary readjusted. It's just not how things work there.
My resume is very good. I've applied to some places and I expect to hear back and then get to salary negation stages. The trouble is I'm not sure how to gauge how much of a raise I'll need to leave the gig I have. It's comfortable. It's good. I have great benefits, a great manager, really flexible hours.
I guess long story short, I've uprooted everything in my life except my job and I'm still not as happy as I think I should be. I'd hate to leave and be shooting myself in the foot though just thinking the grass is greener if it really isn't.