Here is a true story and a cautionary tale about an attempt to save some money on a salary.
Jane received a promotion at work. When she received the paperwork from HR, they detailed a salary that included a 10 percent raise.
She was thrilled and happily began her new position.
A few weeks later, the HR manager called her in. “Jane,” she said, “There’s been a mistake. Your increase was supposed to be a five percent increase, not a 10 percent one. We’re changing your salary effective today.”
Jane was shocked. The new job had a lot more responsibility than the old one. She’d made plans for the extra money.
She was doing a good job with the new responsibilities and getting up to speed faster than people would expect.
She made these arguments to the HR manager to no avail. It had been a clerical error, and there was no way she could honor the original paperwork.
Jane went to her boss. Her boss hadn’t seen the paperwork and wasn’t aware of the original 10 percent offer.
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