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Date PostedJanuary 4, 2016

6 Common Characteristics of Underpaid Employees

In her book author Barbara Stanny highlights these 6 traits of underpaid workers.

  • A high tolerance for low pay


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  • 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/

Peter Cutforth is a Director at Urban E-Learning, a global elearning and web strategy firm based in George St Brisbane. Peter's interests extend to training, safety and compliance, online marketing, and Mobile Apps.

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