One of the biggest barriers to earning a good living is refusing to work "for free."
If you want to create the leverage to get paid more, produce proof without permission.
I'm not advocating for underpaying anyone - quite the opposite.

You determine your market value by what you can prove.

By waiting for permission, you generate less proof.

By generating less proof, you have less leverage.
The best opportunities don't have job descriptions written by dusty HR departments.
Do projects without permission, and pay yourself in proof.

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Upside happens either way.

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