In August 2020 I went to my manager with a request for a raise - $10k - which would put me at the mid-level of my pay grade. I’ve been working in this role for almost 8 years now and at this company for 4. I’ve been asked to take on so many projects outside of my core team and now work to support multiple teams in a more expanded role that receives a comp in line with what i’m asking for.
My manager was very supportive and said he’d bring it to our Dept. Head. After bringing it to my Dept. Head, my manager said the Dept. Head was also receptive and agreed that I deserved the new comp, but needed to do more digging on how my grade is paid across the company. My Dept. Head then went to HR and to others on my team to ask their opinions. All agreed that I had room for compensation growth and many gave me a stellar review.
I’ve seen the email traffic with these reviews and details on my comp, but my Dept. Head has taken no action on upping my comp. When I ask my manager if things are moving forward, he says the Dept. Head is working on it but isn’t in any hurry to make anything happen because budgets are still being worked out for 2021.
In Feb 2021 i’ll be asked to support our Dept. Head directly because his current support is going on maternity leave and i’ll be asked to take on her role for almost 16 weeks. This is something that has been expected of me since his last support quit a few years ago and then again when his new support went on maternity leave a few years later - now it’s happening again.
How can I ask my manager and Dept. Head to make a decision or at least give me some kind of answer knowing that they’ll be leaning on me and expecting me to take on more work in Feb 2021? It’s frustrating to continuously take on more work and not be comped for it.