- 8 years ago
- Wedding: May 2011
This is long and not wedding related…
I’ve been MIA on the boards for awhile mainly because my “new” job has been ridiculous. Long gone are the days when I could waste time wedding planning and chatting on the bee… I’ve posted on this issue before, long story short, I recieved a promotion, I went from 14/hour to 33k a year, thats a raise of about 3k (when really its like 2k because I went from hourly (ie overtime) to salary. I asked for more money because the job is 1000x’s harder and has a much larger work load….I didn’t get more money. I think what was unfair is I basically accepted the job before there was an offer (it was accept or pretty much risk losing my job). Now being in the position for only about 2 months, I immensly regret not being firmer on my pay. I work 55+ hours a week, I enjoy it but its really a headache and honestly the pay is not worth what I do. If I go back and calculate my hourly raise for the amount of hours I actually put in, I really lost money with my promotion… Working longer and harder for less money is not fun. To top it all off our finance director asked me to print off the budgets and thats when I saw more info in black and white. I am considered the highest admin (I can’t go any higher) out of 6 other admins in different departments, I make the lowest amount, by a significant margin. There is another admin who started the exact same day as me with the company, is my same age, and has less experience, education, and responsibility and she is making 3k more than me!
At this point I’m bitter. I feel that I am an incredibly hard worker, the other admins who are making more than me, constantly depend on me to help them out.
I’ve already brought this up once with my boss. I really feel like I should stop putting in so much effort because I’m not getting the respect and compensation I deserve. I don’t have the option of quitting, but I don’t know how to bring this up. It took a lot of courage for me to bring it up with my boss in the first place and that didnt pan out so now I don’t know what to do.
I acknowledge that I’m being whiny and using the argument, “but they make more than me” won’t cut it. Honestly thats what I’m pissed off about but I truly believe regardless of the other admins that I should be making more.