Not motivated, my direct reports with less responsibilities make more than I do
May 28,2020 at 11:56AM UTC (Edited)
I have been with this company for over 6 years now and this is my 2nd position . I had researched average salary for the role, have friends in similar roles within and outside the company so I knew the market range for the salary.
I was really excited about the opportunity, the work was in line with my career path. I would be moving from managing a team to leading managers who each have different responsibilities.
I was disappointed when I received my offer, it was on the very low end of the range. I countered but they told me it was the best they could do because it was a smaller department. I took the offer because I was really excited about the opportunity and I did not want to leave the company.
When I started I noticed that it took longer than usual for my boss to move my employees under me. When he finally did, I noticed that 2 of them were making more than I am, drastically more!
They don’t have any special certification/degree etc. I was furious because my company is big on reward for contribution and I was expected to know their work and manage their performance so my contribution is greater, I did not understand why my salary was so low.
Looking at the budget, I can see that my predecessor was making more than me, in fact this role was at an higher level and they lowered it but with the same level of responsibility.
I also found out that my boss, these 2 direct reports and my predecessor (who are all male) are close friends.
The workload is way more than I expected, I am basically rebuilding the department. I confronted my boss and he said the 2 people are making more than me because ‘they have been working longer”. Which I translate to mean because they are older than I am. I told him that I did not have an issue with their pay and I don’t expect to be compared to them because we are not peers. My argument is if I am expected to coach and develop these people, have knowledge of their work (which I do) then my pay should be higher.
He said he would speak to HR and get back to me, when he did he said that they would review my performance after 6 months and make adjustments.
I am younger than most at my level but I’ve been playing the corporate game for at least 15 years. I don’t trust my boss, I’ve heard a lot and seen a lot in my almost 6 months and I don’t think he spoke with HR.
I’m tempted to approach HR myself if I don’t hear anything back from him about an increase or apply for another job, which I’m cautious about since I’ve only been in this role for 6 months.
I am not motivated to do my job when I know my direct reports who have less responsibilities are making more than I am!
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My manager does not listen.
she will jump in and take the conversation in the wrong direction and provide wrong information.
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my boss responded that she was not aware of any contact issues. Now the client is confused why I told them there were issues and even questioning my abilities.
She has done stuff like this before, today in a different client meeting she made me look incompetent.
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