The “I’m Worth It” Badge
Statistics that I think I read in a Newsweek or — let’s face it — a Marie Claire or something once a long time ago, say that women are less likely to ask for and receive a raise than their male counterparts. This is ridiculous! Look at the awesome jobs we are doing at our jobs! You took this national problem and created a personal solution: you asked for that raise.
It’s hard to ask for more money, especially since our economy will soon be based on the smoothest rocks we can find and tin cans and scraps of fabric that we will trade for barely potable water in the burned out tunnels of Penn Station, but until our complete financial collapse and/or 2012 (whichever comes first!), you like seeing that extra cash in the bank and knowing you went after what is rightfully yours. Looking objectively at your worth and realizing how valuable you are is a brave and impressive thing. You deserve it! Hunt and gather that!
Pin this badge to your best business lady suit, because you mean business!