“Bad Reputation” (source: rogerebert.com)

The sun moves into my tenth house tomorrow. “Cafe Astrology” describes the transit as follows:

“For the next month or so, the Sun illuminates your career and reputation sector. More than any other time of the year, your focus is drawn to your ‘place’ or standing in the outer world, and your reputation. This is the time when you are more interested in, and focused on, accomplishing something important. Your competency is something that you are especially sensitive to during this cycle. You want to shine. Your vision is practical right now, and you want to see tangible results for your efforts. More contact with authority figures is likely during this period. Recognition is likely to come your way whether you ask for it or not, and the responsibility that comes right along with it! Do what you feel is right, keeping in mind that you are at your most visible during this period in the year.”

Since I’ve been back to work, I’ve been going crazy trying to keep up with the workload; it’s far busier in the post-pandemic world than any of us could have imagined. However, I’ve been doing a great job and everyone around me knows it. In the two years since I was hired, I’ve developed a good reputation with my coworkers, and the few with whom I’ve discussed this matter agree with me: I’m not paid enough.

And that’s why I’m going to use this time to ask for more “recognition.” I’m doing far more work than many people who are paid almost the same as me. I can’t continue to ignore the fact that I’m far more valuable to the organization than many of my colleagues.

Hopefully, I’m not going to do any damage to my reputation by letting my superiors know that I cannot continue to be underpaid. I guess I’ll know soon enough.

Wish me luck!

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