Salary Spin

Dave Smith dave at
Fri Aug 17 07:32:36 MDT 2007

Andrew Jorgensen wrote:
> Assuming one is qualified for one's position, how can a potential
> raise be a better thing than being paid that much in the first place?
> I get that it feels good to get a big raise, but mathematically it
> doesn't make sense.  Is there some subtle truth here I'm not seeing?

The key is not getting a low salary for your range, but rather getting 
into a high range.

Bigger pay now is always better than a promise of bigger pay later, 
assuming your pay never goes down.


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