As a recent graduate*, I was ready to take on the world, start my career, and be a complete bad ass. With an education from Stanford University and considering myself charming, witty, smart, and, obviously, humble, I would have absolutely no problem finding a good first-job right out of college.
Since I had heard that females tend to settle for lower salaries than males, I sat myself down at my office , a.k.a. the local starbucks, to plan out what I wanted out of my first job and how much I wanted to get paid.
Here’s a timeline of what has happened to my job expectations since then….