Learning to love your TC

Sep 18 9 Comments

I’m sure we all want more TC. All of us would happily take a nice 50% bump for doing the same work. But right now at this time in your life, your TC is what it is. It is part of who you are as a professional and a member of the marketplace. As such, you have to come to terms with the fact that your TC is at a certain place and there will be others who are making double what you are making for comparable work, just because they were better at negotiating.

How does one come to terms with this? A year or two after joining a job you are welcome to switch, but still - for those one or two years, that was your TC, and that is an integral part of your legacy.

Please keep this in mind and recognize the seriousness of what we do here - your legacy is nothing to be played with. Here at Blind, we do the honorable work of maximizing people’s very legacies and statuses in the hierarchical structure of capitalism. However I would like to know how do you balance that seriousness with the flip side loss in legacy and status that accompanies a subpar TC (when you could have negotiated for more). Thank you for reading and looking forward to your thoughts.

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    Sep 18 1
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    What a sophisticated way of trolling lol
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