In reading the article Negotiating Your Graphic Design Salary: Questions to Ask, it makes me more comfortable with the idea of talking about money. In past jobs, whether they're design related or not, I have always been timid when talking about how much I am getting paid. Whether that is thinking I deserve a raise but being to afraid to ask or even just not wanting to pry after a great interview, money talk always felt weird to me.
As I get older and more ready to have a "big girl job", I see the need to be more comfortable knowing my worth, if you will. While I know I won't deserve a senior designer salary right off the bat, I know that I deserve fair pay and that I shouldn't be afraid to negotiate that with a potential employer.
On a different note, this article also got me thinking more about the realities of getting older and not being in school anymore. Yes, I'm an adult, but I'm not really at the same time. I have to be cognizant of job opportunities and factor in the importance of benefits and time off and what that means to me.
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