alot of companies expect effective performance. Nevertheless, it considers its employees as they are beginners (salary, ....).

He want to say:

if you consider me as a Junior , you find me a Junior , That it means : Don't expect from me to perfect tasks of Senior .

And, if you consider me as an expert , you will find me an expert :

Is there a proverb means that ?


the employer concentrate on experience .Indeed , he thought that "An expert is one who has worked for many years" . However ,It is not always so . you can find someone who has worked for a few years, but he is gifted .

It is not an issue of Salary , But It is a psychological issue that can negatively affect the performance of this gifted worker .

He expects an appreciation befitting his skills

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    There's a term to cover this situation: a self-fulfilling prophecy. 'Mud sticks' can have the meaning asked for. May 13, 2014 at 9:47

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This is an interesting issue on job motivation and expectations.

I think you could say that that your employer will get what he deserves by keeping expectations lows failing to motivate his employees. If he treats you and pays you as a Junior, he is probably likely to receive that standard of performance by you.

  • thank you so much Mr,Josh. I ve updated the question to explain more the meaning of expected proverb. Please, if you find this update useful . Telll me May 13, 2014 at 10:10
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    I see, I think that in the end he will still 'get what he deserves' because he is trying to take advance of your skills, a very common problem in the job market, in the sense that either you will be demotivated or will leave the company.
    – user66974
    May 13, 2014 at 10:15
  • Obviously. So right . thx a lot . A proverbs needed to be added to my profile at entreprise messagers May 13, 2014 at 10:17

I'm not sure of how well an employer would take it, but the proverb 'You get what you pay for' conveys what I think it is you want to say:

In commercial transactions, the quality of goods and services increases as the prices increase, i.e., the more one pays, the better the merchandise.

  • thank you so much Mr for your answe. I've updated the question to explain more the meaning of expected proverb. Please, if you find this update useful . Tell me May 13, 2014 at 10:10

Consider the idiomatic get/have what's coming to one.

what's coming to one: what one deserves.

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