May ended well. I had made some progress in my quest to find a new employer. My other goal was to increase the number of visitors to my blog. My blog income grew by $0.69 and I am proud. My cousin wrote a few posts for me which did pretty well.
I got to be called for an interview towards the end of the month. Now, I have always told myself that the toughest hustle for me is getting shortlisted, from there I can speak for myself. I went for the interview and guess what, the results looks positive.
Now the challenge that I faced in the interview was to say how much I earn. I did not want to share this type of information with anyone because it limits my bargaining power. So I lied. The panel took my word and asked for my three recent payslips.
Seriously! You want me to give you my payslips. The guy on the other end of the phone insisted that if I need the job, I must provide three recent payslips. I obliged to give because I really needed to progress to the next recruitment level.
My salary was way lower than I quoted and I was almost tempted to doctor the figures. I also considered taking my colleagues payslip to cover up the lie. But one thing I know is that is confidential information and no employer will ever reveal.