Over the last two weeks, I’ve been writing about asking for more money, and arguing that even if you think you don’t care about money, you should.
People say that no one on their deathbed regrets not working more.
Actually, plenty of people are on their deathbed worrying about how their family is going to keep the house once they’re gone, or who’s going to pay for their wayward son’s rehab, or how much financial mess they’ve left behind for their loved ones.
I think plenty of people on their deathbeds regret not working more cleverly, and not grabbing the rewards owed to them for their hard work.
But let’s stop thinking about death, because you are young and sprightly and can totally sort this shit out!
This week and next, I’m answering questions.
I’ve kept the names of commenters and given pseudonyms to those who wanted them:
The architecture office I work at is very small (and getting smaller by the month). The people who work here are my bosses (husband and wife), me, another girl and our accountant. We were promised raises at the beginning of the year which didn’t happen, and now one of our major projects was put on hold. So they let go of the other girl whom i worked with because there will not be enough work to keep both of us, though she has a couple years more experience than I and she has a masters degree while i only have a bachelors.
Now that she’s gone I have to take up more of a work load, work later hours etc etc. Would it be wrong of me to ask for a raise even though they downsized? We only get paid salary, not hourly, no benefits , and I really don’t get paid as much as I should to begin with.