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10 Glaring Signs That You Are Being Underpaid (Photos) by LemuelIrabor: 4:06pm On Nov 17, 2017
By Lemuel Irabor

We all love to get rewarded adequately for the various services that we render. Whether we are salary earners or high school students earning stipends to save towards having a college education, the feeling is the same. However, even the slight suspicion of being taken advantage of can foster ill feelings and has been found to be a leading cause of mental health issues such as stress and depression.

Here are 10 certified glaring indications that you are being underpaid by your employer.


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Re: 10 Glaring Signs That You Are Being Underpaid (Photos) by LemuelIrabor: 4:08pm On Nov 17, 2017
1. Your workload has increased but your pay hasn’t



Perhaps the most glaring evidence of your being underpaid is that you literally ‘work like an elephant but eat like an ant’. Despite the increased paperwork, your pay check doesn’t improve.


2. You never get raises

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Business etiquette recommends that on an average of once a year, employees should get raises. Sort of like a ‘thank you’ gift in appreciation of how long a member of staff has been in the establishment. Or in recognition of particular stellar qualities or heroic deeds.
Or just for the hell of it.

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Re: 10 Glaring Signs That You Are Being Underpaid (Photos) by LemuelIrabor: 4:10pm On Nov 17, 2017
3. Other employers are increasing, your boss is refusing



When you have a chat with your friends in other firms, you discover, sadly, that although you are in the same line of work and possibly with the same educational qualifications & years of experience; they earn far better than you do from your basic salary—a clear indication that you’re being underpaid and apparently being taken advantage of by your boss.


4. Your boss is raking in more than he is giving out...by a great margin!



Although it is a more arduous task of determining the generated revenue/income of a private firm compared to a public one, subsequent office discussions and random sightings of the company’s account records and budget should give you a pretty good idea. One condition for giving salary raises is a substantial growth in the company’s revenue.

So, armed with this knowledge, don’t hesitate to demand for a raise.

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Re: 10 Glaring Signs That You Are Being Underpaid (Photos) by LemuelIrabor: 4:11pm On Nov 17, 2017
5. Your services are in great demand, but…



You’ve noticed, yourself, that your boss asks for you more. Your work hours are increasing and you find yourself doing over-time more often. But all you have to show for all the hard work is a ‘thank you’, or at most a mug bearing the inscription ‘#1 employee’.

It’s not enough, chum.

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Re: 10 Glaring Signs That You Are Being Underpaid (Photos) by LemuelIrabor: 4:15pm On Nov 17, 2017
6. Increased responsibilities without appropriate compensation

When you got on the job newly, you were employed as a typist. But now, you perform secretarial, managerial and accountant roles amidst other minor roles.

If you were getting the right monetary compensation, you wouldn’t complain but…you know the rest.

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Re: 10 Glaring Signs That You Are Being Underpaid (Photos) by LemuelIrabor: 4:30pm On Nov 17, 2017
7. You are still being paid a beginner’s salary

You joined that company five years ago, but you haven’t even been considered for one salary upgrade?

Believe me, you’re being underpaid. During a five-year period, an employee is expected to have received at least two pay raises on average.

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Re: 10 Glaring Signs That You Are Being Underpaid (Photos) by LemuelIrabor: 4:32pm On Nov 17, 2017
8. Promotion without any addition

So now you’re a Level 2 staff member in that firm or perhaps you have earned various official prefixes and suffixes that your name gives a 6th grader a hard time pronouncing it.

If your pay check doesn’t reflect it, it is hardly worth it.

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Re: 10 Glaring Signs That You Are Being Underpaid (Photos) by LemuelIrabor: 4:34pm On Nov 17, 2017
9. You never get leave allowances


Studies have shown that most employees who do not get any leave allowances were also likely to be underpaid. Your leave allowance could also determine whether you are being appreciated at work or not.

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Re: 10 Glaring Signs That You Are Being Underpaid (Photos) by LemuelIrabor: 4:42pm On Nov 17, 2017
10. Lastly, gut feeling and woman intuition



I know they’re greatly overrated, but there have also been reports of success in pay raise bids, attributed to them.

The bottom line here is to investigate whenever ‘something doesn’t feel right’.


Don’t rely on intuition alone.

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Re: 10 Glaring Signs That You Are Being Underpaid (Photos) by lalanice(f): 4:44pm On Nov 17, 2017
signs that you are being underpaid.......

1: you are working in Nigeria

2: you are working in Edo state.....oh! this one's a sure sign

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Re: 10 Glaring Signs That You Are Being Underpaid (Photos) by generalbush(m): 4:47pm On Nov 17, 2017
Nice one bro... It is normal with Nigerian Employers!!

But believe me, na Thunder go kee all of them!!

there are some sectors that won't underpay you, but it depends if you have the skill.

what sector??

ICT!!!

Click here to see why you should learn an ICT alongside your main Job

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Re: 10 Glaring Signs That You Are Being Underpaid (Photos) by MhizzAJ(f): 6:34pm On Nov 17, 2017
Some of these employers are just wicked especially in Nigeria

How can someone be productive with this kind of attitude....someone will work for years and still remain at the same level no raise whatsoever...Nonsense

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Re: 10 Glaring Signs That You Are Being Underpaid (Photos) by perdollar(m): 7:51pm On Nov 17, 2017
hw is ds not buharis fault?

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Re: 10 Glaring Signs That You Are Being Underpaid (Photos) by Teewhy2: 7:51pm On Nov 17, 2017
Op what is the signs that an employee is overpaid.
I believe we will have some people in this category.
Also why is it that if an employee salary is been increased he starts complain of money after 3 months of the increase.


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Re: 10 Glaring Signs That You Are Being Underpaid (Photos) by Joephat(m): 7:51pm On Nov 17, 2017
If anambra ppl did not boycott anambra election, I will denounce my igboship and I will never visit my village again till I die...

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Re: 10 Glaring Signs That You Are Being Underpaid (Photos) by BRIGHTRIVERS(m): 7:52pm On Nov 17, 2017
Save for politicians, everybody in Nigeria is under paid
Re: 10 Glaring Signs That You Are Being Underpaid (Photos) by LOVEGINO(m): 7:52pm On Nov 17, 2017
A highly dangerous virus called "Weekly Overload Recreational Killer" (WORK) has been spreading around since Monday. If you come in contact with this WORK virus today, you should immediately go to the nearest "Biological Anxiety Relief" (BAR) center to take antidotes known as "Work Isolating Neutralizer Extract" (WINE) or "Radioactive Unwork Medicine"(RUM) or "Bothersome Employer Elimination Rebooter"(BEER) or "Vaccine Official Depression Killing Antigen"(VODKA) or Pulse Accelerated Liquidized Medication + Work Isolating Neutralizer Extract (PALMWINE).
Please re-post to raise awareness!!!
I'm already infected though. Pls, which one do I take, I need your advice. TGIF

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Re: 10 Glaring Signs That You Are Being Underpaid (Photos) by MrCuteking(m): 7:53pm On Nov 17, 2017
The guy above me takes “Induced Grass Burnt Orally” (IGBO) grin

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Re: 10 Glaring Signs That You Are Being Underpaid (Photos) by sekem: 7:54pm On Nov 17, 2017
Joephat:
If anambra ppl did not boycott anambra election, I will denounce my igboship and I will never visit my village again till I die...

You're on your own

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Re: 10 Glaring Signs That You Are Being Underpaid (Photos) by miketayo(m): 7:55pm On Nov 17, 2017
Every employee thinks he/she is underpaid ..
And 90% of them r right

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Re: 10 Glaring Signs That You Are Being Underpaid (Photos) by Jobabori(m): 7:55pm On Nov 17, 2017
Joephat:
If anambra ppl did not boycott anambra election, I will denounce my igboship and I will never visit my village again till I die...
May your wish come true. Amen
Re: 10 Glaring Signs That You Are Being Underpaid (Photos) by emeijeh(m): 7:55pm On Nov 17, 2017
salary in naija is never enough

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Re: 10 Glaring Signs That You Are Being Underpaid (Photos) by RichiB(m): 7:56pm On Nov 17, 2017
Joephat:
If anambra ppl did not boycott anambra election, I will denounce my igboship and I will never visit my village again till I die...
Imbe.!
Re: 10 Glaring Signs That You Are Being Underpaid (Photos) by IamaNigerianGuy(m): 7:56pm On Nov 17, 2017
lalanice:
sings that you are being underpaid.......

1: you are working in Nigeria

2: you are working in Edo state.....oh! this one's a sure sign

Some people, many people, are making bank in Edo state...
Re: 10 Glaring Signs That You Are Being Underpaid (Photos) by asawanathegreat(m): 7:56pm On Nov 17, 2017
Buhari will increase our salaries next month, even minimum wage go folo, so guys cool down.
Re: 10 Glaring Signs That You Are Being Underpaid (Photos) by DrObum(m): 7:57pm On Nov 17, 2017
lalanice:
sings that you are being underpaid.......

1: you are working in Nigeria

2: you are working in Edo state.....oh! this one's a sure sign
Oba must hear this.

Where in Edo do you work?
Re: 10 Glaring Signs That You Are Being Underpaid (Photos) by sisisioge: 7:57pm On Nov 17, 2017
You wanna escape but the aren't having any of that...

You wake every morning with dread.

It is well.
Re: 10 Glaring Signs That You Are Being Underpaid (Photos) by Shaw007(m): 7:58pm On Nov 17, 2017
unless in special cases, if you are a salary earner, you are probably underpaid

Might not necessarily mean you don't earn much, you just put in more work than you earn.

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Re: 10 Glaring Signs That You Are Being Underpaid (Photos) by NextGovernor(m): 7:59pm On Nov 17, 2017
I know all those employees with be mastibating over this post.

If you know what "BOSS" pass through behind just to make the office flow you will even be greatful.

One of my secretary will go through our monthly record and I overhead him telling the other guy that Oga dey make millions monthly but dey pay us change.

They never thought about diesel we run and expenses
The fuel and maintenance of the cars and delivery vans they drive
The different tax u pay
The Advert you run just to make the company grow
The underground expenses and all.

Sometime the Boss try all his best to meet up with your salary hoping to make the company big so he can start getting his money in years time. Then the process of him getting small small thing after so much effort then they will be talking of more employment and overload.

I am a BOSS and employer of about 15 people. Its not easy..

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Re: 10 Glaring Signs That You Are Being Underpaid (Photos) by cooltola(m): 7:59pm On Nov 17, 2017
signs you are being underpaid-
you are owned salary for 2 months and counting
you worked very hard and your boss do not appreciate your efforts, instead he/she is complaining.
your slow friend earn more than you 10x and spend his money on drinks, olosho, drugs and nairabets
your salary is so low, you are better off unemployed and hustling on the streets by yourself and making your own money on your own time.

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Re: 10 Glaring Signs That You Are Being Underpaid (Photos) by mediocre(m): 7:59pm On Nov 17, 2017
You basically just said the same thing from 1 to 10

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