A great lesson to learn is when to quit. I promise it doesn’t mean you lose. Content edited for clarity.
“The first year at an old job, I essentially took over most of the tasks in my department which were previously held by other departments and was done badly because of it. This led to a massive increase in productivity. I then found out I was paid significantly less than what others were making and others in my position across the industry were making.
I went to my boss and told them I had done all this work increasing productivity and I would like to discuss a raise. They said no.
I worked there for another year, asking for a raise every now and again until I was offered a job that paid double. It didn’t start for a couple of months so I held on to that job until I was set to submit my two weeks. I asked for a raise again, thinking ‘Why not?’
My boss went off, telling me I wouldn’t get a raise, and said some very colorful things about it.
It culminated with her telling me, ‘If you don’t like your pay, maybe we should evaluate your future at this company,’ to which I replied, ‘Already have, I took another job and this was your last chance to offer me what I deserve. I quit.’
Some friends later told me that my sudden departure caused a massive backup of work that ended with my manager losing his job.”