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How to Ask For a Raise!

I was about to walk into my boss’ office and ask for my first pay raise. Somehow, I managed to negotiate my rate from $7.25 an hour to $7.75! *cha-ching*

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How I Increased My Salary by 100% in 4 Years… After a Layoff

We weren’t sure how long it would take to get another job and what job that might be. It wouldn’t take a rocket scientist to realize that this was a low point in my career, or at least I thought it would be.

Now, this could be a sob story about how unemployed life is hard, but it’s not.

Since I was laid off 4 years ½ years ago, I have increased my salary by over 100%.

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How I Went from Making $14,000 to Six Figures

I was making about $14,000 a year when I became pregnant with my daughter… I was nowhere near my family, I didn’t even have a car or a driver’s license, and within a few months later, I didn’t have a fiancé either. So how did I go from that point to being a lawyer earning a six-figure salary? Well…

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Advocating for Women Has Helped My Career

The more common vocal feminist men are, the better. Women will know that they will be supported when they come forward and tell their stories. Men will know that there will be social consequences to being sexist.

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AI and the Future of Jobs

Even if we take the most optimistic prediction, that’s huge. Fourteen percent job loss would have massive ramifications on the economy, the stock market, the housing market, and every facet of our lives. Heck, even half of the most optimistic prediction would be an enormous game-changer.

But could this really be possible? Or is everyone panicking about what will essentially be a shift in the types of jobs that people hold — reminiscent of our shift from farm to factory, and from factory to office — but not an actual net job loss?

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My Reminder That Job Security is a Fantasy

This incident reminded me that when it comes to a job, no one cares about your qualifications or dedication to the organization. There are rules and procedures to be adhered to, and if you step outside of those, your employer holds the power to end your livelihood in a matter of days—or less.

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