Salary is a huge aspect of choosing and staying at a job. Unfortunately, many people work long hours, go the extra mile with their projects, yet aren’t being fairly compensated for all of the work they do. A poll conducted by Gallup revealed that 43 percent of workers in the U.S believe they’re being underpaid. While salary isn’t everything, being underpaid can take a toll on your well-being.
Sometimes, we’re so eager to land a job—and are sometimes desperate— we accept the first offer we get without negotiating salary. Once you get into the role, you realize that the amount of work you’re doing doesn’t accurately reflect the pay you’re getting. Feeling overworked when you’re not being fairly compensated can lead to a decrease in productivity and can have negative effects on your mental health.
For some, work can be hard to shut off once you log off or leave the office. According to a study conducted by Wrike, 94 percent of employees expressed feeling stressed at work and 54 percent of those respondents said that stress hasd a negative effect on their home life.
When employees aren’t motivated in their role, it can lead to a decrease in productivity and increase feelings of burnout. According to a Gallup survey, 23 percent of employees almost always feel burnt out at work.
If these feelings sound familiar to you, follow the tips in the visual guide below to avoid being overworked and underpaid and lead you to the salary you deserve.
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