How I Got A 26% Salary Increase and 3 Important Lessons That Taught Me

But wait, there’s a catch

The Blob in its usual orange longsleeve, blue jeans and greyish sneakers, intensely staring at the plaque of cold hard cash (stacked dollar bills) it’s holding in its hands. Yellow background.
Photo by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash; Illustrations made by the author in Procreate

“I accept.”

The salary was below my expectations. I still needed the money, so I accepted the offer.

All people in this department start with the same base salary. That’s how they sold it to me. At least this turned out to be true.

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Gracia Kleijnen

Sheets template creator. Comic illustrator. Words on relationships, mental health, side hustles & self-development in 28+ pubs. Join Medium: bit.ly/MediumGracia