- 7 years ago
- Wedding: July 2012
I have been at my current position since July 2010, and since then, I have not had a formal review with my employer. Throughout my tenure, upper management was frequently not available and out of state working on further developing and growing the company so I have felt somewhat neglected. I know that my friend who previously held my position received a raise within 6 months and a promotion within 8 months.
For this reason, I have quietly felt a resentment towards my employers, but have stayed in this position because for the most part, I enjoy it and feel that it is a good fit. I have faced challenges in my position that my predecessor did not- such as massive reconstruction in the building, being uprooted from my office space to different locations, having my full-time office taken away and being planted at a front desk, and thus having to juggle two work spaces.
I was also asked to schedule weekly events for residents with virtually no budget to appease residents during construction. Throughout my time here, I have been praised by my client and residents, and other building employees. I have been told I am much nicer than the girl who was there before me, I work harder, I do more for the residents, and my events are better.
At one point, my frustration peaked when my picture was used in marketing collateral without my permission so I asked my employer to have a meeting with the client (building manager). I asked my employer to ask my client if there is anything that I can or should improve on, and I was told that I “should stop trying to do so much” and take on work that is not my responsibility, such as planning and managing other building tenant’s events and creating their marketing materials. To sum, I think I’ve done a fantastic job and that I deserve a raise.
I have already made my employer aware that I would like to sit down to discuss my current position as well as review my time and what I have done. I would like a raise but I would also like to alter my job title to reflect all of the work that I do in terms of planning and coordinating events in the building.
My question is…
-should I bring up the fact that I know that my predecessor received a raise essentially right away?
-Should I mention the feedback that I have received from my client, residents and employees of the building?
-And when should I disclose that I will be moving? My Fiance and I are moving in June. Should I tell my employer at the review? Would that hurt my chances of getting the raise? It might make my employer more understanding if I ask for time off to go look for housing out of state…. I feel that it is a small company and generally management is supportive, but I’m not sure.
I just need advice 🙁