No, really. The Harpies are, generally speaking, un-fans of NYT columnist Maureen Dowd. But as I’ve been musing over some life-changing decisions lately related to my career and financial security, I recalled another quote I remember reading somewhere. I looked through my books of quotations, but I couldn’t find it. However, the google-machine knows all, and I’llbedamned, it was MoDo. It may be the only smart thing she’s ever said, but when she’s right, she’s right. Her pearl of wisdom?
The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for.
I’ve been settling for crap pay, and along with that has come a lack of respect for the value of my time, abilities and professional goals. And a new day is coming, my friends. I deserve better, and I’ve got a couple of tough, but necessary conversations in my near future.
Keeping in mind that we all have to choose our battles, what are you settling for?