- 11 months ago
- Wedding: August 2019 - City, State
Hi, all! Some of you may remember my previous post about my Fiance not recieving a review/raise in over 3 years, despite bringing it to the attention of HR and management every 6 months. We work at the same place, and although I am also late, it is only 1 year and I recieve a LOT of monetary/non-monetary benefits.
No real news since last post. He brought it up again on his 6-year anniversary date (8/20) and was met with frustration from management: “Other people are further late than you” “We’re working on it” “I mentioned it to so-and-so” etc. All time-delay tactics that have been used before. Thus, the review/raise does not seem as though it is a priority, and he is still hurt. This is a small company, and Fiance is one of the most dedicated employees here, so he feels very disrespected.
Something I forgot to mention in my previous post was that as employees, we are awarded back-pay. Now that his review/raise is 3+ years overdue, if he were to recieve only $1/hr for each year (which would be incredibly low, as he has completed two certificate degrees during this time along with other huge accomplishments), he would be owed a large chunk of change when his review does get done:
(40 hours/wk * 52 weeks = 2080 hours/yr * 3 years = $6,240 for the first year passed, $4,160 for the second year, and $2,080 for the third year = $12,480 before taxes. Feel free to critique my math here, but it’s still a lot of money.) That amount would be forfeited if he were to leave.
Cut to two nights ago, when he is sent a job posting (from a friend who knows of this deliemma) for a huge employer in our area. It is almost guaranteed that he would get the job, it would boost his pay by at least half, would be less stressful for him, would allow him to not take work home with him, and I wouldn’t have to be a WAH mom if we worked separate shifts. My best friend’s husband would be in the same dept. as him, and they get along well, along with the fact that a good word could be put in.
Fiance is at an impass. Does he stay at a position he LIKES (not loves) and KNOWS while making less than he’s worth, for he possibility of the back-pay, after he’s been shot down by management for a his review (that he is granted annually in our company handbook)? Or, does he take this new opportunity, forfeit the money and have to start a new, unrelated career?
(I personally would prefer he goes to the new job. I want him HAPPY, so I’m keeping my opinions to myself, but the job posting closes on 10/29.)
I know the Hive is great at giving alternate thoughts, so lay them on me.
TLDR: Fiance hasn’t gotten a raise in 3+ years and got a better-ish job opportunity. Take it???