Sunday, July 23, 2006

Good News!

I'm sorry that I haven't posted much on here, but I've been really busy with work. I can't post from work (well, I could, but I get so busy and also I don't think they'd appreciate me using gubmint resources in that way) and then when I get home I am usually so worn out that I can't do much more than sit around and stare at the television. Growing a baby is hard work, and I spend all my extra energy on my job.

But all the hard work on my job has paid its dividends. I'm not a staff member yet, but my boss told me last week that he's renewing my contract (which was expected) and giving me a generous raise (which was not expected)! So I am pretty excited about that. I hate to brag (for reasons that deserve their own post) but I have to say I believe that I am now the highest paid postdoc in my building. I may even make more than the incoming recipient of the named postdoctoral fellowship, after this raise. I was fortunate to have had that competing job offer which forced them to raise their offer by more than a third.

Women make a depressing 76 cents on the dollar to what men make, on average, but I think I am the outlying exception to that. I have been told that I am the highest-paid postdoc (with the exception of the named postdoctoral fellowship) by a long shot, and I get a certain pleasure from knowing that the only woman in the department makes a dollar on the 76 cents her male colleagues of similar experience make!


Ginger said...

Congratulations, that is good news.

Laura said...

Yay, Becca! That's great news. You deserve it.