- 7 years ago
- Wedding: March 2010
Editing this post because I feel dumb
Editing this post because I feel dumb
I think what they are doing is trying to find out if you can handle the responsibilies before they promote you. They don’t want to put you in a position with more responsibility and more pay, if you aren’t going to be able to handle it. It is a cost saving method for them, and if you find out that what they are asking you to do is to much for you, you always have the job you have now, so that would be a good thing. Just do the best you can and the rest will work itself out.
Don’t feel immature for posting this. You have obviously been working very hard at achieving tihs position and you are doing the right thing by accepting these responsibilities in an effort to move. As always in life, you are going to hit rough spots. This is a time where your career is going to push you and you are going to need to push back. If you can complete the tasks they have given you and show them you are capable of these than later on they will hopefully remember how hard you worked and recognize that you are the person for the job.
Here’s to hoping you get the position!!
Agreed, don’t feel silly, it’s good to want to stand up for yourself. I agree with the others that since it’s just short term it’s probably just seeing how it would work out and they’re giving you an opportunity to prove yourself. But if after months they kept up increased responsibility and not increasing your pay then it probably would be time to figure out how to bring the subject up to them. It’s one of the reasons why women make less than men, we’re more likely to feel silly when it comes to asking for a raise than men are.
Don’t feel dumb – it’s a hard call! You don’t want to push too much for a raise/promotion, but you also often have to push a bit in order to get what you want, and get noticed.
I agree with what @Noritake22 said, but would add:
Did the manager give you a set time period for another review, after giving you the new responsibilities – to review how you handle them? If not, I would suggest after maybe 3 months of you having control of the new responsibilities scheduling another meeting with her. At that meeting you will be able to say to her that you were given new responsibilities x, y and z on October ___, and since then have been completing the tasks, and believe that the new level of responsibility should also come with a pay raise (obviously don’t say that exactly heehee, but you get the idea I’m sure).
You’re not dumb at all. I’m sure its very frustrating when you’ve been working hard and it seems like its going unnoticed. I say take on the new responsibilities and blow their socks off! I agree with Noritake22 that they’re trying to see if you truly can handle the responsibility. This might be really good for you as well because a higher salalry doesnt make the work any easier and you need to know for yourself if this is really something you can handle. Hang in there and do the best you can.
@MsBrooklynA: Thank you so much for making me feel a little better. This is the first job I’ve ever had (been working there for four years) and have been working so so hard to be able to acheive this recognition (memorizing around 100 customers names, and trying to master everything I am told to do) so I feel that I can do this, and I can do it well. Thank you for the encouragement.
@SweetRose2011: i didn’t mean to offend you or make you feel like you shouldn’t have posted this… i’m sorry if i did!! just meant that i was going to say exactly what noritake22 said but saw she beat me to it…. do your thing girl!! your dedication will be sure to pay off….good luck!! 🙂
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