Career Calling

June 12, 2012

Playing Chess

Filed under: Career Management — claycerny @ 3:10 am
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A client called today to tell me that he was going to ask his boss to change his title.  I was confused because this client has told me in the past that co-workers who are doing the same job make more than double his salary.  Why does he only want a change in title?

My client explained that one of his co-workers is moving to another company and wants him to follow.  If he moves under his current title, it’s likely that the new employer will also try to low ball him on salary.  So he is asking his current boss to give him something that will not cost a dime, a better title, which he will use to bring up his value with a new employer.

People who live by fear would say my client should be happy to have a job.  He should play by the owner’s rules.  I’m happy to say that he’s playing his own game – he’s playing chess.

 

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