I have something I just need to get off of my chest.
May 24,2022 at 6:19PM UTC
I have been working at my job for a little over a year now. I absolutely love the job, my supervisor, and everyone I work with. I don't want to leave. However, I took a pay cut to take this job because I KNEW I'd love it. The only reason I took the pay cut was that the business partner in HR promised me a title promotion and a raise after one year. I stupidly didn't ask for the offer in writing, and he left before my one-year mark. Imagine my surprise when one year came around and nobody had any memory of the offer, and there was no proof!
I have talked to my supervisor about all of this, and she tried to get me a raise, all to no avail. They told her I'm at the top of my salary cap, and the only way to get me one would be to issue a market raise across the board for everyone at my level. She has made it very clear to me multiple times that she does not want to lose me as an employee.
I am a single parent, and my salary is barely paying the bills. There is nothing left over for food, household needs, gas for the car, or an emergency fund. I have tried getting a second job, but I have a master's degree and am finding that nobody will hire me because I'm overqualified.
I'm at the point where I have to start looking for a job that will pay more, and my heart is broken. What should I do?
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