so the review has come and gone. i’m not too thrilled with the outcome. though sister #4 pointed out that i got a 8-9% raise. to me it means instead of making 17K less than my coworker, i make 14K less. so yeah, not too happy.
i’m not sure what to do yet. the review portion went super well. bossman told me how wonderful and brilliant i am and what not– and that’s all nice to hear. but when it comes time to put the money where his mouth is, he didn’t come through.
bossman told me my compensation right up front and so i sorta tuned out for most of the hour-long review. it took me that long to screw up my courage. it took everything i had not to cry. but finally i just said, “you know, that’s all fine and good. but i can start a new job making more than what i’m making now. i’ve done some research on current market values and i’m being sorely underpaid.”
he was totally and completely shocked. i went on to tell him how my job has changed significantly since i started this position and i don’t believe the compensation justifies such a change.
he said we’d take a look at my job description and see what might change. but i’m really not counting on anything changing. except perhaps my place of employment. anyone know of anyone hiring any writers?