I’ve been working at my current job for about a year now. An annual review meeting is supposed to happen next month and I’m getting a little anxious about it. I know most people are pretty wary about sharing their wages publicly but with all this hype about minimum wage and McDonald’s workers wanting to make $15 an hour seriously makes me question my pay rate.
I am curious about what YOU would pay someone who helps with…
- Office Admin Tasks (contracts, contacts, correspondence, certification, craigslist, etc)
- Sorting Job Applicants and Conducting Interviews (interns)
- Accounting (Quickbooks checks and invoices, receipt organization for taxes)
- Office Organization (supplies, equipment, files)
- Film Fest Research and Submissions
- Blogging & Newsletter (expected multiple blogs per week)
- Occasional PA (gather actor/talent release signatures on set and occasionally assist with props and reflectors)
- Office Clean-up (picking up clutter piles, garbage/recycling, sweeping)
- Occasional Photoshop Editing
- Miscellaneous Errands (oil changes, office supplies, post office, pine tree trimmings)
- Home Organization/Rearranging & Helping with Decorations
- Occasional Cleaning
I’m like a personal assistant, office admin, HR department, blogger, and accountant in one! I definitely feel like I’m being pulled in too many directions. I make $9 an hour.
I started seeing a nutritionist recently to kick my butt into healthy eating. She is currently studying holistic medicine. After telling her about my lack of sleep and stress, she suggested I sit in silence and see what thoughts come to mind. I’ve been doing this occasionally and, much like what I experience when trying to fall asleep, thoughts of all the things I need to do at work come flooding into my head. Even taking a week-long staycation did not help, it just piled more things on to my work to-do list.
It’s a source of stress. Which leads me into thinking about how I’m 29 and have never worked a full time job. I’m 29 and the most I’ve ever made hourly is $9. It’s rather depressing.
I love my job, don’t get me wrong. It’s a small family business that started last year so they aren’t exactly raking in dough. They’re great people and lots of fun to work with. But am I spreading myself too thin?
I’m curious to know what you would personally pay someone for helping with all the things I do. Also, any tips on how to bring all this up at the meeting would be appreciated!