If you want to get paid what you’re worth, then you must choose a career where you can get into the revenue stream. That way the more you produce, and the better you are at your job, the more money you will make.
Would you be comfortable getting paid base upon your individual performance? Not everyone is, in fact, most people aren’t comfortable getting paid based upon their individual performance. Individuals that work in Labor Unions are rarely paid what they are worth. In Labor Unions it’s based on seniority, position, and just about anything else but their individual performance.
Labor Unions aren’t the only place where you get some type of (perceived) security instead of getting paid what you’re worth. There are a lot of positions where you get paid a certain amount whether you perform or not. And in some of these positions, whether Union or not, you might be performing better than the others in the same positions but everyone is getting paid the same. If you want to get paid what you’re worth you must get out of this type of position and choose a career where you can get into the revenue stream.
Getting a position where you are in the revenue stream is key to getting paid what you’re worth. Commission sales people have known this since the beginning of time, but there are other positions where this is attainable. All of the entertainment fields be it sports, music, movies, and the arts are paid based on what they’re worth. That’s why professional actors or football players can make more than schoolteachers. The actors and the sports stars are getting paid based on their success or performance and most schoolteachers are in Unions and are not paid based on their performance.
There is nothing wrong with being in a position, or striving to get into a position where it’s impossible to get paid what you’re worth, but there is something wrong with complaining about it. I get calls at my office from individuals in these positions and their standard complaint is they aren’t making enough money. I cannot stress this enough. There are some positions where it’s impossible to get paid what you’re worth. If money is important to you, then find a position where you are in the revenue stream.
Being in the revenue stream means being compensated for your work. The more you do, the more you get paid. The better you are, the more you get paid. Your compensation should be incentive driven and tied to your success. Work under a commission system, contract, self-employed, or some type of bonus system tied to your success. As the revenue goes up, your pay goes up and is directly tied to the revenue stream. If you want to get paid what you’re worth then you must choose a career where you can get into the revenue stream. I hope this helps.
Good luck to you!