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Re: extra responsibilities but no promotion :(
« Reply #50 on: June 09, 2018, 06:48:13 AM »
Great result.


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Re: extra responsibilities but no promotion :(
« Reply #51 on: June 15, 2018, 05:01:04 AM »
Major congrats on the promotion and salary increase - it's ridiculous that it was such a hassle, and I hope you're celebrating your victory!

I just want to reiterate someone's suggestion to check out Ask a Manager - it's a really great career advice blog that's been around for over a decade now, with daily Dear Abby style conundrums and loads of other advice. One thing that Alison cautions against (and with which I agree, given my own experiences in both job-seeking and hiring) is that you should be very careful interviewing with the express purpose of negotiating a counter offer. More here (and in the archives; it's worth ruminating on):

Very true and very good advice. Spot on.

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Re: extra responsibilities but no promotion :(
« Reply #52 on: June 15, 2018, 07:05:53 AM »
I'm in a similar situation and have set goal to myself for when I was hopeful for promotion and when I expect the promotion.  I've met that clear to my managers and they acknowledge to be on the same page.  I was not a nag or rude but had an honest conversation.  Updating resume is also on my to do pile.  I don't want to leave and like my current opportunity but not going to keep having increased responsibility for same pay.... I could had just kept my old role and had less stress.  There are also non salary benefits to consider but that only goes so far.

I've found that my loyalty is often unrewarded and underappreciated both in professional and personal relationships.  I also don't do politics.

There are companies out there that also have initiatives to promote LGBT, women, and other ethnic groups an what not.  Not arguing right or wrong, but if you are a woman, with good qualifications, you might be more desirable/valuable as an employee elsewhere and might as well take advantage of it.  Might want to Google your industry as it relates to that and rankings if you feel that is part of the problem.

Oh, also, HR department may have guidelines for different career paths with a list of incremental responsibilities, skill set, and time at job guidelines.  I have used these to know when to ask for promotions and I have used it to bring it up to my manager during discussions successfully receiving the promotion.  This was given to me by another manager but you may be able to obtain it from the HR department or website.

Good luck and congratulations.
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