In her book author Barbara Stanny highlights these 6 traits of underpaid workers.
- A high tolerance for low pay
- A tendency to undervalue your worth
- A willingness to work for free
- Lousy negotiating skills
- Reverse snobbery
- A belief in the nobility of poverty
Due to the intimidating nature of asking for a raise, its important that employers recognise these qualities in their employees to avoid losing valuable workers.
Read more about Stanny’s book and theory at: http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2015/12/six-common-traits-of-people-who-are-chronically-underpaid/