Posted on 20 Aug 2020
I’m concerned that the progression isn’t there, even though I like my job. And from what I know 4k after 5 years isn’t a lot for a uni grad.
Are you working in a big or small company? If so, perhaps you can negotiate for a raise with your boss. If you're doing freelance then perhaps you need to work on getting a long term contract. If you're running your own business then you need to work on how to get more customers etc.
Then again when you chose to work in this field, you would have known that money was not going to be here. So deep down you chose this because it is your passion and you're happy doing it. So, on whether 4k is not enough? You should'nt be comparing yourself to your peers as everyone has different curcumstances etc. What's important is as you continue doing what you love, money will come naturally. :D
There's a difference between loving your job and staying too comfortable in it.
If your passion really is in the arts then any other job would be a step up to your game as you'll always learn new things in new environments rather than coasting at your current place. I would say, experiencing new environment should be your prime motivation rather than the money. Work hard and it'll come.
On the other hand, if you do like your current workplace in particular then I wouldn't mind investing more time on how you can improve the company as a whole rather than to simply work at your job - the better the company does, the better is for their employees (or so it should go). Getting raises aren't mystical and your chances are much higher if you have leverage (i.e. indispensible contributions to the company).
Considering that I used to be in the media and arts field, I can resonate with you. I did a career s...
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