With Teresa May announcing the pay rises of the public sector a firestorm of articles have hit us, promising to deliver tried and true steps that will result in increased wages. Time and time again I was left frustrated, presenting my accomplishments throughout my 15 years in advertising agencies, only to be told that this work was expected of me. I hadn’t gone beyond when I had tripled my revenue targets. Winning an international award that the company promoted wasn’t enough. The worst was when I was called childish. Spluttered by my boss, after I pushed for justification why the pay rise wasn’t forthcoming, again. ‘It’s just business’, he muttered.