Looking for advice on how to ask for an updated title and salary increase.
August 16,2021 at 10:46PM UTC
When I changed jobs within same company in early 2019 I went up an experience level but I was bucketed into a job code with lower pay scale than it would've been if I'd been kept in the same code and just gotten the experience bump. I found this out months after accepting.
Through pandemic and after we lost people in our group and priorities have changed, so now I'm doing the work of what would be the higher paying job code along with 50% time in something completely different that is also likely even higher. My boss and our group director have mentioned that with this progression the job I was hired for isn't what I'm doing (because they're asking me to do other things) and they're thinking about restructuring the group and changing my position to be more responsibility.
Initially this was mentioned as in a few (~3) months time now it sounds like mid next year. It feels like a dangling carrot.
How do I broach the topic of a raise that I strongly feel I have deserved for a while? I mentioned to my boss that maybe I should be bucketed into the other job code since that is the work I'm doing but I don't think he took me seriously.
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