Wednesday, December 07, 2005


After 2 years' hard work and "consistently exceed[ing] expectations", I received my salary review yesterday.

I got a 0.079% raise.

Yes, you read correctly, that's <1%.

Frustrated beyond belief after all my hard work, and with the additional responsibilities steadily piling up (as they have over the past year or so), I ask myself: is it all really worth it when they give one of the department's top performers such a pitiful raise?

I have to talk to my boss about it and see what can be done, but I am seriously reconsidering my role here.

I'd get more for my skills in the open marketplace, but there are trade-offs from working here. However I do think the additional responsibilities do merit a decent raise.

It would be a pain to move jobs, plus we're planning the wedding (Feb-March '07 here we come!), and we've planned to move overseas after the wedding anyway. But I am kind of generally dissatisfied with a lot of things in my department that I know won't change, and the insulting "raise" has topped it all off.

So what would you do?

Stay, or go?


Blogger The Editter said...

Stay. Work standard hours. Take long lunches. Don't do overtime. Blog more from work. In other words, take the easy option!

3:50 pm  
Blogger The Skirt said...

I'm not sure I can - there's such a lot to be done and I know I'll continue to work long hours to get it all done, even though I'm being paid peanuts. I'd feel ashamed otherwise :-(

4:33 pm  
Blogger Violet said...

Are you any good at confronting the boss and negotiating for a better deal? Sounds like you've been treated poorly.

I used to get "Competent" in my performance appraisals, and received better pay rises than yours...

8:10 pm  

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