A WOMAN awarded herself a £7k pay rise at a company that lets employees set their own salaries – before boasting “I’m worth it”.
Cecilia Manduca, 25, who works for London firm GrantTree, recently decided to take her salary from £30,000 to £37,000.
GrantTree – which helps businesses secure government funding – lets employees decide what they earn.
But colleagues can’t grant themselves a raise without discussing it with their colleagues first – and it must be in line with what they’d earn at a similar firm.
She told BBC 5 Live: “I felt a lot of doubts asking for that raise. It took a lot of talks with other people.
“When I spoke with my colleagues internally and asked for advice, the advice they gave me was that, yes, I did deserve it and I was worth it.
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Cecilia made the decision to hike her pay after her responsibilities at the firm changed.
She said: “I was aware that my job had changed. I was aware I was going way beyond my targets”.
GrantTree’s 45 employees set their own salaries and can have them reviewed as often as they like – as long as colleagues agree.
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