Last year I was on the edge of a burnout. In hindsight it was because I was working in a toxic workplace. But through lack of experience I was not able to see the red flags. There have been cases of burnout in my old company since I quit. In my old company, there was always finger pointing, and I was always told how bad I was, and my evaluation results dropped dramatically.
So, I was really in a bad psychological mood when I started looking for a new job. I accepted the first job offer although the job was not so much a fit (different stack, a lot of things I haven‘t worked with before), because I thought that the people were nice. Since I was really close to burnout, I evaluated myself very badly and negotiated a very low salary.
But I‘m not a junior anymore. I am actually a senior with a lot of experience and I got very positive feedback in the first few weeks in my new job. When I applied for the job, it was said that they are planning to hire at least two people. But now I was told that there will not be another hire for my position, since I picked up the new stuff so fast and can get so much more stuff done that what was expected from me. (I got this information from my team-lead not from my manager.)
This strive comes from the very supportive environment in my new company. I really like it there and I get along with the people very well. So, the job is really a perfect fit for me. But the low salary really started to nag on me. How can I get a higher salary without losing the job opportunity? (Currently I have only a contract till end of the year, with the option of a unlimited contract.)