A guru of mine once said – You are paid exactly what you are worth – I thought he was joking
Looking back, I can say he was right, at least in the long run, here’s one reason why..
I was having a chat with fellow testers the other day talking about tester’s career progression.
The biggest mistake IMHO people make is to not learn how to solve problems..
In today’s world, all businesses are focused on solving their customer’s problems, especially in tech.
Folks hired in these tech firms primary role is to develop solutions to solve these problems.
A few people find this very taxing and unexciting, because they never trained themselves in problem solving.
If you are working in tech, regardless of your position in the org, your primary role is to develop solutions for the target market’s problems.
If you can’t handle that job, you have no place in tech, and let’s then stop talking about career progression (or griping about it).
If you are solving problems, and your organization is not treating you well, you can get a better opportunity and leave.
So, in the end, you are paid what you are worth..