I really have trouble subscribing to the feeling that someone who wants to be paid what they feel is equal to what they are [now] being asked to do, is just being a crybaby. That said, I'm wondering why you took this job at that rate of pay if you're unhappy with it. And you did quit the previous one. My advice is that, since you already seem unhappy at this small business, you either bide your time while looking for something else, or you sit your boss down and just say something similar to what you said here..... Yes I want to get paid commensurate with my skills and training. Making bagels for 12$ is one thing, using my skills and training I got at higher paying establishments to act as an executive chef doesn't sit right with me when I know there's no advancement opportunities. After all, he hired you to do one thing, and is asking more of you now. If he doesn't think that's WORTH more, he'll tell you, and then you will know.