Are You Making What You are Worth

Are You Making What You are Worth


Vivek Sood




January 8, 2019

One of my posts on LinkedIn sparked a lot of interest and a healthy debate. I am not sure about the reason for interest but seems like people agree with the above statement, as well as its reverse:

The person who does less than s/he is paid for, will soon be paid less that s/he does.

So, what do you get paid for? And, are you getting paid for what you are worth? What skills do you bring to the job? What attitude to you bring? Are you being rewarded for the two? What can you do? Use the figure below as a guideline: universe-workology You can find comments on LinkedIn.

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  • You are only worth what you are willing to settle for. It is easy to come down in price, difficult to go up. It’s okay to turn down an opportunity because the salary or rate offered is too low. As your skills increase, so should the value you create, and your value should be reflected in your compensation. If not, refer back to my opening sentence.

  • As an employee of my company. I always analysis my self, at least twice a month. which give me confidence and way to grow with increase my skills toward the organization.

      • Satisfactory for what? On a global scale?

        I earn a very good salary considering where I am living…but I could earn more if I moved back to the UK from Italy… but then my costs would increase.

        So yes, I am earning a satisfactory amount for today, but I expect more in the future. I make sacrifices for the business and create a huge amount of value, I expect that to be returned to me financially, even if salaries in Italy remain mostly static, I expect more.

        • Do you get paid enough for the amount of work you do?

          Well, I think this is an interesting question that requires some definitions of some terms. Do I get paid enough for what? Based what standard?

          The short answer to the question is yes and no.

          An associate Professor in my profession in the US would gets paid about $110,000 to $135,000 per year (9 months salary), and that’s pretty much enough to do anything you want. To live well, and be just fine in most cities, even if you don’t have a summer salary (those who work hard enough get that summer salary).

      • Getting paid for the work we do, or the remuneration we get for our job is not just the CTC Cost To Company salery, but also includes other intangible benefits we get from our employer. For example how close our work place is to our house, so that commuting time is saved. How user friendly our work place is, so that we can work comfortable. What work culture is set in place, so that we can enjoy working in our work place. Which management style is being followed, so that we can work effectively. Taking all this into consideration I can say I get paid enough.

  • I am currently employed as an apprentice web developer in the UK, earning £3.50 per hour. This is more than fair for me as this is the “apprentice minimum wage”, and I am only 17!

    The amount of money I earn each month is enough to pay for all of my board, my car, my xBox Live and my Spotify premium, so I am happy.

  • Want to love your job? Make sure you’re being paid fairly. While the relationship between actual pay and job satisfaction isn’t as strong as you might think, feeling like your pay is appropriate for your skills and abilities is key to feeling appreciated at work. The problem is that most people have no idea how much they should be paid. That makes it difficult to negotiate salary when they take a new job or contemplate a promotion at their current employer.

  • Among the many reasons you work a job, way up at the tippy top is to make money. A good company will take into consideration a variety of factors and pay you what you’re worth. That said, if you think that your company is being stingy when it comes to your paycheck, you’re not alone. Most of the workers think they are underpaid and they deserve more. If you’re one of them, it could be time for a paycheck reality check to figure out if you’re getting fairly compensated or stiffed.

  • Don’t limit yourself to salary alone. If the employer can’t afford to pay more, ask about the possibility of salary reviews sooner rather than later, extra vacation, or even a bonus based on performance. Regardless of where you are in the negotiating process, remember to remain positive and continue to reiterate your interest in the position. Let the employer know that the only issue is the salary and you are really excited about the job and the company.

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