“I am happy that I took a position with a non-profit for the chance to advance my title and responsibility. While my pay didn’t change at first, I was happy for the new responsibility, the hours, and the chance to help my community and make a difference for people who are in poverty. Nobody’s here for the money, but I truly love what I do.
“I am currently going back to school to get my master’s degree in human resources and I hope my degree will help my career and teach me more strategic ways of thinking. I’ve come a long way from where I started, and this salary is great for where I am in my life right now. I am currently the breadwinner; my husband only makes about $40,000 a year, which is a bit of a departure from traditional gender roles. But it’s been good and I wouldn’t change anything. Our goal some day is to move to New York City, but we want to move there once we’ve made some more progress in our careers.”