Last post Apr 30, 2009 11:25 PM by rfwilliams777
Apr 27, 2009 07:25 AM|asgradl84|LINK
I've been working as a vb.net developer for about a year now and am looking to get a little perspective on where I stand.
The additional hours began shortly after the economic down-turn (I was told 40 avg at the time of hire). I'm getting the strong feeling that I am being taken advantage of. I've felt the job market out a little and it seems like there are plenty of opportunities
in my area (Western Chicagoland). Just doing a simple search on salaries I get the feeling that I am far more valuable than my company is treating me. Thanks for any perspective, suggestions, or comments any of you can provide.
Apr 27, 2009 07:42 AM|HeartattacK|LINK
I'm not in the best position to say as I'm not in the US and am an independent consultant, but I would
NOT agree to those terms. It does depend on your skillset, but 35k / year with 2 weeks and 50 hrs / week sounds quite low. [I'm guessing it's USD and not GBP].
Apr 27, 2009 09:07 AM|asgradl84|LINK
Thanks for the response!
Yes, I was talking USD. The main reason I agreed to the terms was because I lack a technical degree and profession experience. I saw this as an entry position. I am mainly just trying to get a feel for what might be more reasonable for someone with 1 year
of good experience in my position, so that I know how to approach my employer.
Apr 30, 2009 11:25 PM|rfwilliams777|LINK
It partly depends on what the trend in your geographic area for the salary you're making. Yours is a tad higher than in our area. And as per working long hours, that's a debate with regards to being taken advantage of. However, if the work you're producing
is average and is making average for the company, then you'll get average reward. But if you're kicking tail and bringing in oodles of money, I don't see any reason why you couldn't get a raise or perks or something.