(Closed) After ten years…feel like I was used…

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
458 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’m sorry that this is happening to you. I’v always been advised to start looking around and comparing every 3 years. That way if you get a better offer you can negotiate for a salary increase. And also, the longer you stay somewhere the longer you stay at (or near) the same salary.

Post # 4
64 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Wow, that’s horrible. That sounds like something my company would do. (I’ve been at my company for 5 years and I’m pretty sure the guy they just hired a couple months ago makes more money than I do. I always get great reviews and raises but not this year. I think they have to cut my raise to pay this guy…and he does nothing). I know how you feel.  Just think, you are lucky enough to get away from that company and be on to bigger and better things!! I know it’s frustrating and hurts your feelings but at least now you don’t have to work for a company that treats you like that. Hang in there those last couple days.

Post # 5
1332 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Awww, that really stinks.  And VERY infuriating.  Sadly, there are many companies out there that do not have a pay scale, or a set rate of pay for various positions.  And although that can seem unfair, and often IS, in your case in the 10 years you have been there our economy has changed drastically.  Between minimum wage ever increasing, inflation, and the demands for job applicants for a certain salary (which sometimes NEEDS to be paid just to fill a certain position), where you started (pay wise) and where you ‘end’ (pay wise) vs someone new entering into your position…well, a much different salary may be unavoidable.

I do not write that to make you feel better, because you have a right to be hurt, but hopefully it puts you a little bit more at ease?!  The good news is that you are DONE with them soon, and I hope you enjoy the next chapter of your life, in a job that makes you a LOT happier, and pays you for what you are worth 🙂

Post # 6
401 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Aww, hugs. This happened to me once before, and I know how much it hurts. Just be glad that you are getting the heck out of there now, and not wasting anymore time with them. Like PP said, just take this as a lesson to always be aware of what you are worth! If you feel like you are underpaid, shop around.

Post # 7
294 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

That is so frustrating! I’m so sorry 🙁 when you move, do you have something new lined up that you can look forward to? 

Post # 9
244 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Your boss sounds like a complete jerk of all jerks. Wow. I’m sorry. All my advice i have for you is to keep dreaming that in 5 short days you won’t have to deal with that rat bastard’s BS anymore.

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