I read an interesting poem yesterday that I think might help everyone out a little bit. It may help us all realize we can't settle for less.
"I bargained with Life for a penny,
and Life would pay no more.
However I begged at evening
When I counted my scanty store;
For Life just employer
And gives you what you ask,
But once you have set the wages
Why, you must bear the task.
I worked for a menial hire,
only to learn, dismayed
That any wage I asked of Life,
Life would have willingly paid."
- Jessie B. Rittenhouse
Get that raise today.