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23 Questions Regarding American Professional Cultural Truths Around Performance and Professionalism and Identity and Pay Rate

Is it a popular American cultural belief that a professional’s *performance* is tied to and determined by an individual’s professionalism?

(professionalism here meaning an individual’s professional identity)

Is a professional’s performance seen by one’s peers as being largely static?

Is a professional’s professionalism seen by one’s peers as being largely static?

Is the belief that some employees perform better/higher than others?

Furthermore, is it that in general, within any given year for any given employee, the employee’s performance is expected to remain constant?

Is it expected, however, that between years there may be changes in performance, which can be determined in a performance review?

Is a popular American professional cultural belief that *pay rate* is tied to and determined by an individual’s professionalism — their professional identity — and is largely static?

Is the belief that some employees are paid (and viewed as deserving to be paid) higher better/higher than others?

In American culture, is it that in general, within any given year for any given employee, the employee’s pay rate will remain constant? ( but that between years there may be changes in pay rate, which can be determined in a performance review)

In American culture, is it that an employee’s performance is seen as being not directly related to the employee’s salary?

Is it that there is no *direct* relation between performance and salary, and that one doesn’t directly affect the other, and that any percieved relation is likely an indirect relationship based on performance’s / salary’s indirect relationship with professionalism?

Are these truths correct or what?

How close is this to the truth?

Furthermore, in light of the above questions, then what about the following questions?…

Q1. How can one affect one’s performance?

Q2. How can one affect one’s pay rate?

Q3. How can one affect one’s professionalism?

Is A1. that an employee may affect one’s performance direcly by becoming professional or maintaining professionalism?

Is A2. that an employee may affect one’s pay rate direcly by becoming professional or maintaining professionalism?

How can an employee affect one’s professionalism?

Is A3. that an employee can one affect one’s professionalism by listening to other people about being professional, talking with other people about being professional, reading books/texts on being professional, and writing/blogging about being professional?

If one does the above, then during these listenings and talks and readings and writings, if they can pay attention and recieve attention to both the performance-related aspect of professionalism and the pay-rate-related aspect of professionalism, then will they become professional?

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