||[Feb. 26th, 2015|09:35 pm]
The Question Club
I've been in my job for 6 months, and had my appraisal today. |
Becuase my boss has been distracted with other things, I haven't really received any training for about 3 months.
She fired a member of staff after I had been in the company about 2 months. When I asked if we would get a replacement about 2 months later, she said that she 'would rather pay me more'.
Before and after Christmas she said that she 'would like to pay me more', said that she 'would review my pay' and in the email booking my appraisal today said again that she would review my pay.
In the appraisal today, (which otherwise went very well) she was ready to leave the room before I mentioned the promised pay review. She said after giving it thought, she wants to hold off any pay rise until my training is complete. She thinks this will take 4 months. I think it will take a lot longer, also bearing in mind we are essentially 3 months behind schedule anyway. Who is to say that when that time comes, she will change her mind again, or that it will be just a token rise.
The wage I am on leaves me with very little to work with each month. I live in an expensive city and she is paying me the salaried equivalent of what a retail worker would get.
I don't think I was unreasonable to expect a pay rise after what had been said, and feel very disappointed and unmotivated to continue on this salary. I'm having to look at getting a second job. We are having another meeting to discuss goals and targets on Tuesday, so I will try to be brave and raise it then.
TQC- what's the best way to do this?
Tl;dr: Boss intimated I would be getting a pay rise, has changed her mind. My wages leave me piss poor. How should I raise the fact I need more money to live?