Do you deserve a raise because you feel like you work harder than everyone else? Do you work harder because you:
- Work Longer
- Work Smarter
- Work First: Sacrifice your personal time / family for work
While you may DESERVE a raise, that attitude is holding you back. Instead of seeking direct compensation for your art, concentrate on delivering your best art while adding value to your organization.
Do the work to the best of your ability because you were crafted to do it. Live up to your potential.
If you are not at a place that allows you to practice your art then it may time for a change. In the meantime being better than your pay scale will speak volumes to your future leader.
I am not condoning management short changing their talent or meekly pouring yourself into your craft without proper compensation. Being your best will get noticed.