Now that the hashtag #TalkPay is trending on Twitter, I thought it would be appropriate to share my story about salary negotiation as a woman.
Here’s the excerpt from my article published over at Femsplain:
“Why do you think we hired you? Everyone can speak English nowadays. You’re not the only translator in the market. We hired you because you’re young and easy on the eyes. We don’t hire fat people because they don’t look good in skirts.”
…Everything was going great until my boss turned down my request for a salary raise. For the second time.
At first, I tried not to think too hard about it. After all, there must’ve been some truth to what he said — “Well, I’m not sure you’re ready for the additional responsibilities” — when I asked him to explain his decision. Come to think of it, I was relatively new to the job, so I suppose I came across as entitled and presumptuous. [Read More]