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5 Deadly Signs You Are Not Paid Enough

Posted by | March 11, 2015 | Scholarships_CareerTips

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If you have that feeling that you are underpaid and constantly struggling to survive, then you probably are. Even the hardest working employee can be a victim of unfair compensation.

But how do you know that you are definitely underpaid, and what can you do about it?

5 signs that you are not paid enough

1. You are struggling to survive but your colleagues are living large

It’s never a good idea to share your salary with your co-workers, but you should compare your paycheck to equivalent positions within the industry. This will help you build your network and keeps you ahead of your industry.

You never know when or from where a better opportunity will come your way.

2. Your responsibilities have grown but not your pay.
If your workload is forever increasing, but you haven’t been compensated for it, don’t worry. It is good that your employer trusts you enough to rely on you, plus the increased responsibility will look good on your CV.

If you feel you aren’t being paid fairly, consider exploring other job opportunities.

3. Your worth doesn’t equal your pay.
It’s important to be really clear about your worth. Most professionals undervalue their work and for that reason they accept being underpaid. Consider what your rate would be at your current job. You might consider seeking other opportunities while you’re still employed.

It’s always easier to find a new job when you have one.

4. You are not paid enough if you are just happy to have a job.
Well, with that attitude, no wonder you are underpaid! Yes, the job market remains tight and competitive so it is understandable to be grateful for being employed, but that doesn’t make it okay to be unfairly compensated.

Don’t become so comfortable that you take yourself out of the game for other opportunities.

5. You Are Constantly Worried About Money
There is a difference between worrying about how to pay for an unexpected car repair, and the feeling that never leaves as you worry about how to pay for food or cover the rent.

If you are worrying about money constantly, and it is keeping you awake at nights, you are likely not making enough money. Put some of the worry to good use and start making a plan to take control of your finances.

If you are experiencing any of these signs, it is high time to do something about it before it becomes a permanent problem.