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At What Point Will You Ask For A Pay Rise?

Have you felt the squeeze on your disposable income lately? Are you struggling to make ends meet? This is the situation for most people in the UK and abroad, yet due to the lack of jobs and the faltering economy many of us are reluctant to ask for a pay rise. At what point though does a pay rise become a necessity rather than a desire?

Caught Between A Rock And A Hard Place

Energy Bills, Rents, Food, Childcare, everything is on the up! Yesterday the Governor of the Bank of England Mervyn King said that the road to economic recovery would be long & winding and that inflation would likely stay above its 2% target for sometime to come. I don’t know if the Beatles play on words

How Much Money Should You Be Earning?

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How much money should you be earning?

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 I realize, right off the bat, that this post does have a subjective element to it. Different people have different circumstances and different problems that need to be addressed. However, a discussion while out with some friends the other night fascinated me and I am curious to see what my fellow PF bloggers have to say on this subject.

My friend claims that, aside from tuition, $10 000 is the amount a student should earn while in university. This figure was met with outrage as my fellow friends insisted that the number be lower — no one can earn $10 000 while studying full-time, they reasoned. I, of course, sat quietly and listened.

Those who know me well know that I am a workaholic and that I love earning and saving money. I think that the lowest amount of money I’ve earned in a single year was $13 000 and that was way back when I was 17. Usually I hover around the $20 000 mark.

So, what does it take to earn $10 000 a year in Canada?

Be reasonable but know your worth!

A few years ago the thought that you might struggle to find a job was almost laughable! Employers were chomping at the bit to snap up talented individuals to further their business exploits!

Since the economic crash the picture has changed completely. Unemployment is high and businesses are fearful of hiring as they don’t know what the future holds.

The sad thing is that some employers will try to take advantage of this by preying on vulnerable individuals and paying them wages that really don’t reflect their skills & worth. If you are one of those people who is in desperate need of a job, I really do feel for you. The goal of this post is to encourage you to balance two aspects of a job search. Being reasonable but knowing your worth!

This is the hardest balancing act when searching for a new job. We all want a job that utilizes and rewards our qualifications and skills. In the current climate though, that may not be fully achievable. If you were previously employed as a web developer for example, it can be hard to accept that you may have to stack shelves if you want to start earning again.

Be Reasonable

I’ve seen pride rear its ugly head at various times in my life! When we find ourselves in a position where we are no longer able to provide for