I am the most senior VP at a small but quickly growing company. I was due for my annual review from the CEO in August but due to some unexpected volume things, it was delayed. We're a holiday-based business so I followed up with my boss in September and asked if we could make time for my review soon as I wanted to touch base before q4 when things got crazy. She said she would like to wait on my review until she got confirmation from the President of our board on a new compensation package for me.
I don't have concerns that anything negative is going to come out of this meeting. I'm a hard worker and I make an impact. But I have been severely overworked since covid hit. I've been working consistent 70ish hr weeks every week since April. I'm tired and I'm burning out. I think my boss realizes this and is working to get me more compensation for that.
But honestly... I don't want any more compensation to work these hours. I would take a standard cost of living raise or no raise at all if I could get an updated job description, an org chart and my time respected.
I have asked 3 times since my first ask in September if we could please make time to talk. Each time I have gotten the same answer. "I'm waiting on word from Mr. Boardman".
I'm becoming increasingly resentful. I obviously don't want to get to the point where I say "hey listen. i don't want your frickin' money, I want you to stop breaking my back."
How do I approach her for the fourth time about taking about my role while not coming across disgruntled (which I am now). Do I tell her something cryptic like "I will be making some decisions about my future this week and I'd like to touch base first?"
I'd appreciate any advice!