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Davey Jacobson • Edited on

I'm currently going through something similar at work. After 6 years of loyal service and a great number of (tangible-valued) accomplishments I've done for the organization, they refuse to pay me anything close to what entry-level talent in the area are making (swz.salary.com/SalaryWizard/Web-Ap...). This has made it incredibly tough for me to stay motivated to come into work and do the best job I can do. I feel almost stuck because I don't want to leave but I feel like I have to solely because I am not making the kind of money I need to do things for myself.

I hope everything I said makes sense?

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morgana Author • Edited on

Your situation sounds a lot like mine. I would suggest looking and start looking at places to interview for 2 reasons:

  1. You might be surprised at the offers you receive. I definitely was. It was a significant compensation increase to move to everywhere I was looking.
  2. It will give you a feel for what feels right for you. One of my mentors told me to apply somewhere I didn't want to work and if it sounded exciting, then that would be a strong indicator that it's time to move on.

There are certainly other reasons out there, but those are important considerations when you're in a burnout situation. (Other reasons: interview practice, might be something better out there, keeping current with what recruiters are looking for, etc)

It's way hard to be in that situation especially when you've poured so much effort into the company. I felt I was needed, but after putting in my 2 weeks, it was a non-event. They put up a job posting the next day for my replacement and that was that. I don't know if that's your situation, but it's something to consider. Best of luck!