Wednesday, September 08, 2010

How Much Salary Should You get for your Job?

Economic is down, market is unpredictable and companies are tighten budget. For most people, it is considered to be good or lucky to be able to keep their current job. No doubt there is a big fluctuation of jobs around the world. Some jobs that used to be hot and highly demanded might not be as attractive as it used to be. Lots of new jobs and positions are on the rise depending on the location and market. There are lots of changes took place currently. One thing for sure, we learn that there is no absolute stable or safe jobs that we can work forever. Depending on the situation and market change, certain jobs can be outdated or lost in just a short period of time. In order to counter for the changes, we as an employee must keep on learning and update ourselves to cater for the change of work tasks. Relaying on just one single skill might just be too risky. The most common example that we experience is that careers we used to dream of when we were kids might not be as demanded as it used to be right after we graduated. Some jobs are just good and demanded only for a certain period of time.

    Given the situation job market right now, is it possible for us to ask for high salary? I suppose it depends on facts like your education level, company size, experience, location and the job market. If you’re trying to get the best deal of salary offered by company, perhaps you might want to check out this article call “Salary Secrets Your Employer Doesn’t Want You to Know”.  According to the article, there are certain points that you need to take note if you want to get a higher salary.

Employers don’t always offer a fair salary.
Well, I don’t think the word fair existed in employee’s dictionary when it comes to the issue of salary. There are 3 words that employees categorize the amount of salary given. They are “low”, “High” and “Enough to survive”. Obviously employees will only choose “High” or “Enough to survive”. Besides only employers mention the word fair salary, didn’t you realize?

You can negotiate your salary in a tight job market.
This depends on your boss and the company. As long as the company can afford it and you’re good in your job, there’s no reason why you can’t negotiate your salary. Besides the worst thing that you’ll get is just the word “Sorry” or “No”. After that just get back to work and wait for another right time to bring out the same topic again.

New hires sometimes earn more than long term employees.
I think this is the reason why employees are advice not to discuss their salary among each other.

Your performance doesn’t decide your pay
Well, I think employers will make you think it does but it’s not. As for all other reasons and factors which employers give to justified your salary, it’s still considering an excuse. The only way a company can maximize profits is minimize salary payout. So the only thing or shall I say the only person that decide your pay is your boss or the company. It’s just the matter of willingness.

    At the end of the day everything is business even between employer and employee. Employee is selling service and their time. Employer is buying services and work force. You need to be a good negotiator if you want a higher salary. Strictly speaking we are not working for company. We are actually working for ourselves.

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