Completely unrelated to anything:
I've actually been promoted at work at a relatively fast rate (I'm already in a senior position after ~4 years in the industry without
job hopping), but honestly, I could probably fill an even higher position (that's not management) just fine.
Like, it's weird putting that in writing cuz I usually try to be pretty humble about it, but looking at the stuff I've accomplished objectively, it's kinda insane. More than once, I've done things largely on my own that often take an entire team of people to do (well) that also touch an unusually diverse number of unfamiliar systems all within an atypically aggressive timeframe.
All that is to say, that I feel like it's my best interest to try and get more money for the value I bring, but at the same time, I A) am relatively comfortable working here and
just honestly cannot be bothered with all the garbage that comes with negotiating/looking for other jobs/etc. so I guess I'll just... not do anything for now? Not like it's required or anything. Just kinda feel like I'm not doing all I could and might regret it later. Oh well, whatever. 🤷♂️
Work stuff is stupid.