Re: What would you do and how?
I know what you mean, anyway.
I had a chat with a few people I can trust and then I plucked the courage up to chat to my main boss.
Basically, he said, yes, it's true, because they couldn't get another guy in for less, he wouldn't take anything less.
The money side of things are out of my boss's hands, it's down to the area manager, which I know is fact, so I'm not being fobbed off there.
What people get paid is agreed by the area manager which we have now. When I was taken on, we had a manager who was very tight with money.
However, my boss said I can ask for a raise, but he reccomends I wait until after the regular annual raises in July. If I ask now and get the raise, I wouldn't get the July raise, which he said the new guy will not get as he has started on higher than the company policy to start people on. So my boss is thinking wait, so that if I do get what I want, I at least get both raises.
And if I don't get what I want? Well, then it's not fair, which my boss knows, he is a good manager and it's unfortunate that pay isn't in his hands directly. So if I don't get it, well, what can I do, start messing around or look elsewhere.
I haven't said I'd go if I don't get it, I don't want to say anything silly or start to burn bridges. My boss said he doesn't want to lose me, he's hoping that I do get the raise also. I had explained before hand that I don't want to cause any problems or rock the boat, but I've got to ask in the best way I can find to approach such a sensitive subject. He understood.
So I could wait for July to ask, could.