(Closed) Maybe a vent or just some advice would be nice :(

posted 8 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
2066 posts
Buzzing bee

I don’t think you should focus on your coworkers situation when you talk to your boss – it won’t come across well.  Explain to your boss that you took a significant pay cut (because of lack of overtime hours) when you were made and “exempt” employee, but your duties and hours weren’t reduced and ask for a raise equal to what you used to be making.  If they won’t agree, ask for your duties to be reduced.  

Keep looking for other jobs.  Good luck!

Post # 4
981 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

That really sucks.  I know that I, like many women, have trouble being assertive.  I think it is worth the effort to go back to your bosses fully prepared and have another conversation. Like create an excel spreadsheet showing your hours & salary before and after the promotion. And practice, practice, practice what you are going to say and the tone you want to use. I think it is fair to say that you expect to be making *at least* the same amount given that you have been with the company for 4 years and have taken on more responsibility over the time you’ve been there. And keep looking for something better!

Post # 5
6661 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

Hmm.. I know that a lot of companies are getting away from having hourly employees to salaried because they can legally get the same # of hours for less $ that way. If I was hourly I would be making probably 30% more than my salary because I work a lot of hours. I honestly don’t think there is much you can do except for show your boss actual figures of how your pay has gone down since the ‘promotion’ and ask for a raise to compensate. Maybe you can negotiate something in the middle that will pay you more, but still save the company money. I think honestly that’s your best bet – but unless you are absolutely necessary for operations (i.e. not easily replacable and also tied to revenues) then they might just say no 🙁

Post # 7
17 posts

This sort of thing is rampant where I work. It’s so unfair, but there isn’t anything I can do to change it. I’m taking a pay cut this year. We are also not rehiring when we lose someone in the department, so I just scooped up a bunch of new responsibility. Do be careful not to complain about your coworker. It shouldn’t be this way, but that will only hurt  your cause and you’ll be treated as a complainer who is out to get her and they won’t take any of your concerns seriously in the future. Ugh. This is seriously my life, and I am sorry to hear about it. Good luck…

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