If we are talking cold hard cash, most people say “I deserve more for the extra work, effort, time, care, value, benefit, stress, engagement, support, insight, experience I give. I should be paid more.”
Yet, they settle for less.
Why? Because in some instances that’s all there is in the coffers, and there is no further negotiation of salary and people make their choice based on need and want.
In other instances it’s because the payment comes from social and personal recognition and that contributes to the balance of payment which cannot be added up in dollar terms. They feel they are well paid for the work they do and they get the return by knowing their contribution is making a difference.
Many would give up some dollars for more of this.
Yet some people believe they are well paid, and do an honest day’s work for an honest pay. Perhaps they are in the minority but at the end of the pay week, it all depends on perspective, attitude and stepping into your value as an expert or contributor.
Ricky specialises in building top performing teams and individuals for many of Australia, New Zealand and Asia's leading organisations, and is an energetic motivational conference speaker, corporate trainer and executive coach.