I just read an article called How to Get a Raise in a Recession.
This article makes me sad. You’re not getting a raise in this economy.
Instead of asking for more money — or trying to find another job that pays more money (and doesn’t exist) — let’s address some of the reasons why you need more money.
Here’s my advice.
- Stop buying shit.
- Go through your existing shit.
- Make three piles: throw this shit out, donate this shit, sell this shit.
- In some capacity, get rid of all three piles.
You will never get far when you are bound to the physical constraints of this life, and you don’t need a 3% raise — or a stupid job where you have to ask for a raise — when you opt out of mindless consumption.