(Closed) Leave, Stay, Ask for raise? ADVICE PLZ

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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556 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I would ask for a raise. If they don’t do it, then I would start looking for something that pays better. Having a baby is a big responsability and you need a decent paycheck.

Post # 4
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933 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Talk to her!  Tell her this!  It doesn’t need to sound “complain-y”.  They can either respond by rising to the occasion & working with you, or not. But either way you will have said your part. And you can always look for a job on the side.

Post # 5
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1420 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Turf Valley

@mrshoneybee:  It cannot hurt to have a conversation with your immediate supervisor letting them know that you are looking at two things:  Being hired on and obtaining benefits and a more competitive salary, or finding a new job.  They just probably aren’t taking you seriously.  It could also be that they don’t want to (or don’t have it in budget) to add a perm position (benefits and all that jazz is a lot more expensive than it is for them to keep a temp onboard). 

 

My own personal opinion:  Start looking elsewhere.  Your advancement/compensation is clearly not one of their priorities.

Post # 6
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1420 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Turf Valley

Oh yeah – I wanted to add this. 

 

This happened to me in the early parts of my career.  I was being paid for Administrative Support (barely over min. wage), and being used as a Business Analyst (over double my salary for starting pay as a Business Analyst).  I would always bring this up.  They always made excuses.  Eventually someone in management who was not a supervisor of mine, told me that I would not be moved over under a different pay rate as I was “cheap labor,” and why would they want to pay more for me when I’m doing it all right now for cheaper?  It reminds me of that phrase, “Why buy the cow when the milk is free”?

Post # 8
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3769 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

I don’t know that you can ask a raise directly from your employer; I thought that for temps that was negotatiated between the employer and the temp agency, but I could be wrong.  I agree that you should let your employer know that you would either like a permanent, higher paying position, or that you will need to start looking for better opportunities, but start looking now.

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Oh my god. I was in this EXACT situation last year (but then the company was going down the drain and I got laid off right before they went out of business). Here’s what I’ve learned: people forget about you. They forget that they were supposed to give you a raise or whatever unless it’s automatic or they have a reminder. You will never get what you won’t ask for.

Sit down and talk to her. Go in prepared. Have a list of what you’ve been doing, what you’ve been told, what you want, and evidence to back it up. Get on glassdoor.com and print out graphs and charts of pay for your position in your area (administrative assistant, it sounds like). Decide what rate of pay is the lowest you would accept and ask for more than that and let her negotiate with you. 

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@mrshoneybee:  Keep working this job but interview for other jobs.  When you find another job go to the manager at your current job and request to be made full time with a pay raise.  Be prepared to walk (i.e. quit) on the spot if they refuse.

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