Companies don't like to pay money they don't need to. I demand more, and I have a job because I know and I can document the value I produce. I can tell my boss that I'm not working extra hours, and leave when my work day is done. This has caused a bit of strife in one job, but I'm old enough I don't care to put up with overtime -- which is usually a result of poor management. I've got enough demonstrated successes and demonstrated competence that I will require better treatment.[...]
Beautiful. very alpha, and respectable. I'm utterly impressed by that half million figure you managed to pull out one year.