I am and always have been paid what my employers think I'm worth to them.
That's all I or anyone else "deserves". The only time entitled creeps in to the situation is if they or I are not fulfilling the terms of the contract we signed.
If I'm in need of a job and sign up for minimum wage which admittedly is tad less than I'm getting now. Then that was the deal. What has changed? I found out little BiIlly isn't on minimum wage? He wasn't before, and they knew that. Have they negotiated in bad faith? No. Have I been taken advantage of? Of course I have, It's a business. not a charity.
If you bought a top range car for the price of low range one, and the dealer popped round a week later and said I should have charged you more for that. You might agree, you aren't going to give him the money though, not even if he sits on your drive wailing about it not being fair.
It's the wrong mindset. Our employers don't believe in it, and all they'll do to people who think this way is do them up the back at every opportunity. Get rid of it. Last week I worked these hours, I stopped this and saved the company that. I've an offer from Acme corp for X, stuff this, I'm off to flip burgers it pays more, any of these are reasonable attempts to improve your salary, and I've used all of them. I've never used it's not fair, waaagh, which is why I'm not now and as yet never have been on minimum wage.
The only two things I expect from my employer, are that they will meet the terms of the contract and that they'll try to minimise the cost of it.
The only two things they should expect from me, is that I meet the terms of the contract, and that I'll try to maximise the contract.
All else is lies and drivel designed and promoted by them to get you to accept less for longer.
Having you believe in this entitled crap is good for them. It's part of their strategy, no different to car salesman selling you a rust bucket as the absolute best car you can buy for $50,000.
It's your job to get him down to $50, not his, and waagh it's not fair isn't going to get you that.
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