B Y CAROLYN SHORT, RDH, BSDH
I wonder how many of you can picture this or a similar scenario. A 35-year-old
male sales representative exceeds his sales goal for the past year. He is proud of
the product he represents and his clients respect him and have grown fond of him.
He’s smart, went to a good college, has a flawless work record, and is a
team player. This sales rep does not get many benefits and has not received
a raise in three years. Yet he has decided that asking for a raise would be
humiliating, and that his boss might be upset by his request. So the sales
rep decides to wait for his manager to realize that he isn’t being fair in not
giving him a raise, and he remains hopeful that he will eventually be better
compensated for his efforts.
We’re worth it! Dental hygienists should stop being embarrassed to talk about income with employers