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Do not wait!
When I changed careers I took the excepted pay cut. I took a temp position, worked hard and took on several extra responsibilities. Once I became permanent, I was extremely disappointed with my pay, but I was told I could move up and that I would be able to get a great bonus. I received an excellent review, exceeding expectations, but only received around a $0.30 raise. They hired someone else to fill my position and I moved on to a complete different position. None of the Managers ever spoke with me about my new position and more importantly pay! They continue to avoid the meeting and they continue to blow me off. I should have left after getting such a small raise, I am at least 10k underpaid and continue to see new hires come in with no experience, same background and degree for as much as 18k more.
More personal time
I wish for more personal time. It's tough when you're on a schedule driven project where 50+ hr weeks are the norm and there's no OT for management.
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