About7Narwhal wrote: »
I do this currently and it is killing me. I learned a lot at my current position and I used to love going to work. Now I am going through the motions, burned out with the ridiculous situations my employer keeps putting me in. I somehow feel cheated with my compensation vs the amount of work I do.
Someone earlier said there are plenty of jobs if new companies cannot pay the requested amount but I don't see that in Knoxville. Trying to move from Desktop Support into a Jr. Admin position has proven harder than transitioning from my construction job into Information Technology.
As for pay disclosure, maybe I just don't sit at the same level in my career as you folks or perhaps I am being unreasonable with my current pay (~30K) but I do find a huge disparity between what I get and what sources indicate I should make based on my skills. I would like to move into the 50k range but I have a considerable fear that disclosing my current salary would hinder my chances, not help them.
jibbajabba wrote: »
See, I refuse to tell a new recruiter / company what I earn to begin with - I always negotiate what I think I am worth and stick to it.