Someday My Raise Will Come — Won’t It?

About five months ago, my supervisor assigned to me major new responsibilities at work, including managing four people and one aspect of our budget. When I asked to discuss my compensation in light of the added workload, he said it could only be addressed as part of my annual review. Now, I’ve learned my compensation will be discussed only after HR signs off on the raise he already proposed, without allowing any input or conversation from my end. How should I proceed if the pay increase feels too low or if back pay (which he mentioned was a possibility) isn’t included?

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6 thoughts on “Someday My Raise Will Come — Won’t It?

  1. I wish I was as lucky as you. My company has a policy of paying for college education for employees (not to exceed x per year). They also give a raise when you achieve your degree. Pretty great right?

    I came into the company with a master’s degree and was working on my PhD. When I signed up for tuition reimbursement I was told “We don’t pay anything for beyond a first master’s degree.. When I completed my PhD, paying for it all out of my own pocket, I was immediately told “We don’t give raises for a PhD, you aren’t getting a dime.” Yes they actually used the “dime” word.

    So now I’m looking for a new job.

  2. Sorry. You’re not getting a raise. Your boss is just making excuses instead of being honest with you.

  3. If you really want input into your raise and the money is the only reason you are unhappy, go find another job you would be willing to take if this plan fails. Chances are they,your current company) will make a counter offer which you would have the opportunity to have input into. Yes there ARE still companies out there who only compensate well when forced to.

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