(Closed) FI STILL hasn't gotten a review – how do I support him?

posted 12 months ago in The Lounge
Post # 16
889 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

He should absolutely apply for the other job. He can then evaluate his options if gets a job offer.

Also, I can’t understand why he let this go on for three years. At his new/next job, he should start looking for another job immediately if he does not receive an annual raise. If you do not receive a raise, you are essentially making less money than you were before due to inflation. 

*I understand this is not true with all jobs, but in most white-collar salaried jobs an annual raise is expected. You did mention an hourly salary, which makes me question whether or not an annual raise is standard in your husband’s industry. 

Post # 18
269 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

misstomorris :  if he got the job, and it pays 1.5x what he gets now, he’d make up the $12k in about 2 months, with the benefit of having the full pay going forward. Totally not worth sticking out current job for an un-promised $12k. 

Bottom line: his current company isn’t loyal to him, and has no problem screwing him over. Therefore, he should not be loyal to them

Post # 19
2019 posts
Buzzing bee

100% go for a new job. You could easily get a $12k salary bump, which makes staying at the current company financially pointless. Plus, the new company could give him gold raises every year, making it more financially advantageous. *even if* his salary was the same, I’d jump, because your long term earning potential outweighs the potential $12k. Once 12k is taxed, it’s less which makes it even more immaterial (IMO). For 50k, I might stick it out, but even then…your long term earning potential is so much better with a different company that it makes the backpay irrelevant. 

Post # 20
505 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I would absolutely go for the new job. While $12K is nice, I would never stay in a position like that and bank on it while potentially missing out on an even better paying position. Work stress is a huge killer of quality of life. Hubby and I recently moved for his work, and he’s SO much happier now that he’s not being overworked and undervalued. It’s made a huge difference in our home life and was so worth it.

Post # 23
2080 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

Fantastic updates!! Hopefully he gets an offer as well! 

Post # 24
9828 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

Edited: Well that sucks!

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