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Do You Believe the Great Resignation Will
Encourage Equal Pay?

An article by Inc., ‘Why 2022 Is The Year of Pay Transparency’ regarding salaries, was shared on LinkedIn to have me ponder, ‘Do you believe the great resignation will encourage equal pay? I was stopped in my tracks upon considering the written words. The concern is,

“Will the pay transparency intent ever jump from the written word into office reality?  

On the one hand, I hope the idea becomes an everyday practice among all businesses. Yet, doubt lingers due to my previous and awful corporate experience. As a proven top sales producer, I was an embarrassment to the men and needed to find a job every year. Upon agreeing to a fourth new job, I was advised up front by a female counterpart to take 100% commission in the hopes of making a decent income. 

My Story: Necessity for Equal Pay and Equal Treatment

My Reality: 

The stress of needing to help pay for our children’s college education while hoping and praying that sales would go well at a new company was unimaginable. My clientele saved me as our conversations were highly enjoyable. Sales professionals know that empathy is essential for selling well.

After eleven years and eleven new jobs, the time came for me to consider becoming an entrepreneur once again. After my horrific corporate experience ended and becoming an entrepreneur, I was advised to write a book. The only stories that mattered to me were the ones that occurred in the corporate sales world of business. I constantly review the pros and cons of situations. The book, Nice Girls DO Get The Sale: Relationship Building That Gets Results, a corporate tell-all, was born. It reveals the horrific treatment behind the scenes plus captures the inspiring client conversations producing better sales outcomes. Names are changed to protect the guilty as I wrote a ‘corporate-tell-all.’ 

My  Purpose:

To help other readers experiencing discrimination in the workplace understand how to stand up to bullies, provide strategies for them to use both in the office and with clientele, and work with integrity all the while. 

At the time, I had no idea that I was far ahead of the curve as a pioneer business woman. Incidents such as these are never ‘just about me.’ Women worldwide were and still are experiencing the same maltreatment. To my amazement, the book was quickly embraced by media to become an International Best-Seller and today is Evergreen, among the classics.  

“The differentiator for achieving success is to share your worst to help lift others up the discouraging mountain of hardship so they may finally find their joy. 

The years 2021-2022 will become known in the history books as the period of ‘The Great Resignation.’ It is of no surprise to me.  I’m crossing my fingers in hopes that business finally realizes that they should treat everyone on equal ground no matter their gender, race, or identity.    

Upon attending a webinar, I had the privilege of hearing Timothy R. Clark speak on the topic of our needed transformation for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.  Even better her announced the title of his new book, ‘The 4 Stages of Psychological Safety’  He speaks about what is occurring today and the steps we may take to correct the wrongs.

As far as the prediction of legislation requiring the transparency of paid salaries, I will have to ‘see it to believe it.’  All of the above experiences contribute to why I choose to bring attention to Inclusion Allies Coalition  devoted to diversity and inclusion. Incorporating all of the above will serve to empower business growth and sales.



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Your Story: Do You Believe the Great Resignation Will Encourage Equal Pay

It’s probably safe to say that ‘everyone’ has an opinion on what a work environment should be and how employees may voice their thoughts. But few will likely speak up to express their insights (diplomatically, of course) to help resolve the current affairs.

‘Fear of speaking up resolves nothing.

We each hold responsibility for improving today’s atmosphere for ourselves and future generations. Undoubtedly, statements and organizational structure have held you back in the past or possibly today. It may do some good to create a list of what you find most disturbing. The second step requires more work upon delving deep to understand the related issues and how you may help resolve them all. 

Should you view yourself as a ‘low-level employee’ without the ability to express your thought, review your thinking, too.

Suggestions for steps to take: Give Reason to Believe the Great Resignation Will Encourage Equal Pay?

  1. A notable public speaking course
  2. Practice speaking on webinars and then on stage as the pandemic lifts
  3. Use the words of others to reinforce that you listen but have questions concerning ‘why.’ Add varying tones in your delivery, including surprise, concern, curiosity, and happiness.

Whether you are a seemingly ‘low-level employee’ or begin entrepreneurship, know we all have a starting point. Being your boss sounds glorious until you recognize the financial, technological, and social burdens heaved upon you. It’s not a straightforward answer as to which direction to take, but worthy of consideration.  

If you like your work, the first attempt to improve may be to take classes to advance your skill set and knowledge for potential advancement. Know that even if progress is not to be yours, you have new skills that may land you a higher-level job at another firm. It’s an ongoing effort to continue up the ladder of success. It is your commitment and determination that will have you believe the great resignation will encourage equal pay. 

Sales Tips: Do You Believe the Great Resignation Will Encourage Equal Pay?

  1. Demonstrate that ‘no’ is merely an indicator that you have more steps to go and will not quit.
  2. Continue self-education throughout your career.
  3. Pay for classes or a coach on an as-needed basis.
  4. Be motivated to do what’s right for yourself and on behalf of others.
  5. Encourage others to advance on their path and not quit.
  6. Create a collaborative effort with others having the desire to implement change.
  7. Exchange ideas for how your vision may become more robust and helpful in the end.
  8. Continue working on new ideas as you begin to believe the great resignation will encourage equal pay.
  9. Seek out media interviews to spread the word about the forthcoming change, and consider your own media channel.
  10. Celebrate Success!

Today’s insights are provided to help you achieve the Smooth Sale!


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