Last week, someone I connected with a while back about a potential search came to me in a really tough spot.
After stepping up and taking on new challenges in her role last year, she was promised a raise and promotion in 2022. Although her current position and organization isn’t the most perfect fit, she decided it was worth it to stay for the pay increase and new title, which more closely align with her career goals.
But now it’s March…and despite her many emails and gentle reminders, her manager keeps postponing the conversation.
Unfortunately, she’s not alone: many professionals have found themselves in this same difficult situation, especially if the original agreement was not sealed in writing.
If you’re facing a similar dilemma, I’m sorry–that’s really difficult! I know it’s frustrating to not get the raise you were promised, especially when you know you deserve it.
If you’re ready to face this issue head on, here’s where I recommend starting:
What if they denied my raise?
Let’s say they’re no longer able to meet you at that salary or title. What’s next?
*A note to my readers: I never want to encourage people to leave their job without another one lined up unless their mental health and wellness is severely compromised. But of course, your mental health and wellbeing should always come first!
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