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If You Stop Getting Paid More, Leave.

On the first day of one of my jobs, the GM said this to me as we walked to get a drink.

It’s hard to approach this story without sounding like an “entitled millenial”, but here goes:

I was relatively green at the time, and at the time I had no idea how raises or promotions worked. This was my second serious job after university and when you’re at that point, you’re still…




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