RE: New TECHWR-L Poll Question

Subject: RE: New TECHWR-L Poll Question
From: "Jane Carnall" <jane -dot- carnall -at- digitalbridges -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2001 16:08:25 +0100

Dan Hall wrote:
>Anyway, I'm wondering if those who consider themselves
>"overcompensated" wound up at their current salary through
>negotiation, or the recent shortage of competent employees,
>or through some other means? Did they mislead their
>current employer about skills/experience/training? Did they
>just accept a high offer?

A couple of years ago I moved from a relatively low-paid job in a relatively
low-paying area to contract for a company used to paying at a higher rate
and in a much higher-paying area. The effect was that within the space of a
month, I got a 219%-250% payrise... and then, four months later, a 12%
payrise on top of that. If I'd answered this poll at the exact right moment
(the euphoria actually lasted for some time after I first worked it out...)
I would have responded "Overpaid! Overpaid!! Jam, jam, JAM!!!" <g> But of
course *now* I respond, like most of us, "Paid fairly". You can get used to

>How did this happen? How can I make it happen for me? :)

Attitude, Dan, attitude... <ggg>

Jane Carnall
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