- 4 years ago
- Wedding: June 2014
Hi bees! Help me understand and to correctly approach this issue!
I work in a company, in an entry level position. There was a position that opened up, and I went to HR to inquire about it. HR told me that I should apply, because this job offers
a) A pay increase (a couple of dollars more than what I’m getting per hour)
b) A paid 30 min lunch (I’m not getting that now. I work 9-4, and have to take a 30 min unpaid lunch, so I get paid for 6.5 hours)
c) More hours (so for this new position, I would work 9-5, with 1 hour lunch for which 30 min is paid for) equalling 37.5 hrs/week.
Now, today I spoke to the manager of the department where this new position will be held. When she went over the scope and details of what the job is, she was surprised at the information that I was told by HR. She stated:
a) There is no pay increase, it will be the same amount I’m getting paid now.
b) I will be required to work 9-5, and will be required to take a 1 hour lunch. So I will be paid for 8 hours only.
c) Instead of 37.5, I would get 35 hours weekly.
So, I’m wondering, what the heck! Why would HR tell me one thing and this lady tell me another? Who has the superiority? Obviously I want a pay increase, and a paid lunch, and more hours. Especially considering that this job will be slightly more difficult compared to what I’m doing now, so I think a pay increase is appropriate….
The HR Manager is away for the week, but I sent him an e-mail inquiring about this.
How should I approach this situation? I feel disappointed :(.