I love my job.
I really do. There are lots of reasons for me to like it here.
One of the frustrating things, however, is that I haven't had a pay raise in over 2 years.
Now, for someone who always worked for large corporations, this is unheard of. We always received some sort of review/raise every year. This job, however, is different. We are a small (like TINY) business where half of the employees are actually owners of the company. The economy has hit us and yet, we're still hanging in there. I feel almost selfish for even suggesting a pay raise.
"If I could just get $300 more a month." I said to the CEO today.
"You know what you'd do with that $300 more a month?" he asked.
I know I'd spend it.
Its kind of like... buying a bigger purse. Or a bigger house.
We think, "Oh I'll have more room!" And then what do we do? Fill it up. Suddenly we need a BIGGER purse or a BIGGER house.
Maybe getting a divorce was a blessing because I moved to a home that was half the size of the one I shared with my husband. We had to simplify. Donate. Scale down.
Now my daughters are asking for a bigger room.
Ahhh well, we gotta start somewhere.
I've been thinking about this since I mentioned wanting more money. The CEO is right. I can make the most of my earnings now. I am so grateful to have a job.
I know its possible.
How do YOU make the most of things?
Money, space, time, food, etc?
Please share your ideas!