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I'm not the only one

May 23rd, 2006 at 08:08 am

Had a weird thought this morning as I groggily got out of bed. It will take me five more years to reach the $40K mark at this job, assuming I get another raise in December, and the same raise each year after that. Ick. Five years? I'll be 32.

I attended a benefit concert last night and talked to an acquaintance. She is probably about 10 years older than me (as many of my friends seem to be) and has had several high-paying, high-profile management jobs. She is seriously dissatisfied with her current position, though. I felt a small amount of comfort when I asked her what she really wants to do, and she said she has no idea. She has the luxury of taking a long sabbatical to figure it all out, though. Wink

I just started reading No Parachute Required. It's geared toward recent college graduates, but hopefully I will get something out of it.

I'm going to start a "Musts Before 30" list...

4 Responses to “I'm not the only one”

  1. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Hi Kashi-

    As a previous manager of over 70 people, I am just going to toss this out there...

    Build a rapport with those who influence your future at the job.
    Be on time, a little early is even better.
    Be willing to tackle projects other than your own.
    Be a quick study. Be on the lookout for opportunities to learn new skills. The more you learn, the more valuable you become.
    Pick your battles carefully. Don't sweat the small stuff.
    Be the example that others want to follow.

    As a manager, I was extremely busy and did not have time to know every employee. But we in management easily noticed those who stood out from the crowd. The unique, who were there for the right reasons, and not just a paycheck. And we were eager to help them reach their career goals.

  2. kashi s Says:

    just wanted to touch base, my name is kashi and you are only the second person i've heard of with kashi as a first name

    cheers

  3. markio26 Says:

    thrifty ray said it all in the previous post... set yourself apart from the crowd and do a great job, the pay and attention will come...

  4. kashi Says:

    Too bad Kashi isn't my real name! Wink It would be much more unique. I envy those of you with unique names...anything not ever in the top 10 will do!

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