I hate it when companies list the salary on offer as "Competitive" rather than an actual value.
Thats fine for confident dudes who walk into the interview, ask for £80k and work down from there.
But for the rest of us, particularly women and minorities ( who are less confident in their worth ), get screwed over by asking for much less than a company is willing to pay. Its just unequal pay all over again.
@s start asking for more. Confidence is a skill. You practice it every day, every interview, every interaction.
@egret I'm already asking for £10k more than my current salary,. and I have no idea if thats reasonable or not and is an uncomfortably high amount.
The confidence it takes to ask for that much is quite a lot, more feels just crazy, honestly.
But then maybe it isnt! I have no idea what this company thinks is okay because they wont say.
@egret Regularly applying for jobs is great if you've got the time and energy to do it.
I do not. I have other things to do than constantly try to earn more money with job interviews one has no intention of accepting.
@s I consider it exercise, but you are right, it does take time&effort. It's not about the money, more about staying confident.
@s I'm with you. IT wages can feel our of this world. Save up, invest, retire early is what I say. Anyway, best of luck with the application.
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