Why Is It So Hard For Me To Ask For Money?

Even when I worked hard for it

Maria Garcia
Published in
8 min readMay 14, 2024


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“10€ an hour is a lot of money,” The eyes on their inquisitive and slightly judgmental faces widened as though I had just said 100€ an hour.

“Couldn’t you do a little discount? We are family after all…” I looked at them blankly, doing all sorts of scattered math in my…