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Posted by Sharlee ( on September 08, 2003 at 03:42:31:

In Reply to: Job stuff posted by Raz62 ( on September 04, 2003 at 10:30:06:

> Congrats schrips!

> I'm having a strange time with this job -- some in the department have RIGHTLY noticed that there is no one strong editorial leader. There is a senior editor and there is me (editor). I could step in and do what they want -- I EXPECTED to step in and take control of the entire editorial process back in Jun of '02, when the then-editor left. Thing is, I didn't get her $53K compensation package. I got SQUAT. I still have yet to break the $40K ceiling! But it is difficult to listen to people complain and I feel I should tell them, hey, they will not pay me to do that level of work, so I am not doing it -- I've reduced my job to as simple as possible, I don't work one second more than 40 hours a week. What do you all think?

### Raz, I originally thought this might be a gender ting where women are not good at promoting themselves. However as the previous editor was a woman, there goes that theory. I think that you are entitled to ask why the difference and see what they say. These days in government, they have position descriptions that define duties according to remuneration. Do you have one? It is sort of self defeating to take on less responsibility (and does not win you any influence or friends) but combine this with an honest request on what they pay the extra remuneration for and advise themn that you think that you are up to the challenge, perhaps things might change. Good luck!

Sharlee 1w2

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