Post # 1
Bees, what if you were offered a promotion within your department, which meant keeping your current responsibilities as well as taking on additional tasks/duties and a new title, BUT due to budget cuts/a decrease in business, a pay raise isn’t likely, and if it does happen, it would be a small increase?
(Longest sentence ever ….)
Post # 3
Story of my life! That was offered to me, and I did end up negotiating a pay raise.
What is the alternative if you didn’t accept? Would they have to hire someone new in order to fill the spot? Who would do the work if you didn’t do it?
If they would have to hire someone else, I’d put together a side by side comparison about the payroll difference between 2 bodies, and compensating you more.
More and more, it seems that companies are looking to get something for nothing out of their staff. The ‘brownie points’ that are alluded to don’t seem to exist.
Post # 4
I would take it! More experience means more opportunities!
Post # 5
@Birdee106: +1 with a disclaimer. More experience is great, but not if it isn’t getting me anywhere. I am in the school of thought that if I am taking more on, my time needs to be fairly compensated. I work for money, not because I like to. If I won the lottery tomorrow, I’d quit my job immediately after. I see no need to work except to make money. There’s lots I’d rather do.
If this “promotion” happened once and would allow me to either advance into a better position within the company, or position me to get a better role outside the company, I would consider it. It would be with strict timelines and a built in salary review in 6 months though. I hate being taken advantage of :-
Post # 6
I change positions within my company and my new job is generally a higher paid position, however, my current salary was within the range of a starting salary in this new position so – no raise. Now, this new job is going to open up much more opportunity for me and is essentially a career change, so it was completely worth it.
Post # 7
It depends on how much more responsibility honestly. If it is just one more item to do sure. Promotion always sounds good on a resume. Its a lot like something that I would stress about constantly or would no longer have any free time nope.
Post # 8
@regit45: I would probably take it as long as it didn’t have a big impact on my personal life (i.e. I didn’t have to commute to the ass end of nowhere or work much longer days).
Career growth is important to me, and some of it means taking on things without extra pay. Once you have the experience, you can always go to another place in a couple of years who will pay more.. or the current department will be offering raises then. It looks really good and ambitious as well… so favorable references yadda yadda. The path to career growth isn’t always easy, but it is important to take opportunities when possible.