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There is a misconception that if you do the extra work you will get compensated some way either through promotion or bonus. It's simply not true. You are paid for the position you were hired for.

I agree on the surface. But I would add that extra work may not get you a promotion or more compensation at the company you are at now but the right kind of extra work where you are learning new skills or can say that you did a project that was important does help your resume and can make you more money somewhere else.

Plus, the people you work with and for might start their own company and offer you work, take you on as a well-paid freelancer, etc. Business is not all business.

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