Impossible Is Leaving My Vocabulary.
We relocated to Montana from a southern state in the US. The way we that ended up here in Montana is another story about how The Secret is working in my life. I will tell that story on another day. This story is about my job and my salary.
When I accepted this position and salary, it was comparable to the pay I had been getting at my job where I had moved from. A few months ago, by accident, I found out the pay scale for the other people in my department. I discovered that not only was I the lowest paid person in the department, but I was also the lowest paid by a good bit.
At first, I was pretty upset. But then I let it go because before I had found out about the other people’s salaries, I had been happy with my own. I saw no need to change that just because I had found out what other people’s salaries were. So I let go of the anger and I was just thankful.
However, somewhere in the back of my mind, it was still bothering me. I had thought about how it would be impossible for me to get a merit increase big enough to get me to where I wanted to be. Those merit increases are usually, at the most, 3% to 5% increases at my company. So I just told myself to forget it. This was several months ago.
Then yesterday, I open my email at work and I found an email from my manager. He said that the company was doing a fair market analysis of my position. And, even though they had not completed it yet and did not have the results, just to keep things fair, they were going to give me a 12% pay increase until they found out the true results. That 12% puts my pay at exactly the number I had been wishing for and that would put my pay much more in line with my coworkers.
I had mentioned this to no one! I also had no idea that they were doing this analysis! I was blown away, even though The Secret has worked for me in countless other ways. I had tried to think of ways to get to this salary and I thought it impossible. Then the Universe showed me, once again, to never say never, and that the impossible is possible when you use The Secret!