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03 Dec 2004

Dont know what to do with situation
Ive been working for a company for two and a half years. I have always done more than my job description, always helping in any way I can. 5 months ago the senior in my department resigned and I was left with the work to do with no extra compensation. They are currently offering me a 10% increase to do my duties plus the duties of the Senior person. I spoked to them numerous times and still they just went on and had 10% approved. Yesterday I made the decision to decline the position and stop doing the senior posts work. I have e-mailed my manager and the relevant people. The only thing they could say was that they think 10% is enough. This situation is very frustrating and degrading to me. I'm in tears most of the time and could hardly sleep last night. They are going to advertise this position to get someone from outside our company with a bigger salary. I am strugling to understand this. My work has always been first. It feels like the end of me is here and I don't know what to do.
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

Gosh, if you are actualyl able to do all your previous job, PLUS all that this departed senior person did --- then he/she was being grossly overpaid and under-worked, while you are being underpaid and overworked.
Your decision is perfectly reasonable --- and if your senior staff think that a mere 10 % raise for doing the whole of someone else's job on top of your own, is so fair --- why don't they take the 10 % and take on the extra work themselves ? When they advertise the position at a higher salary ( which will cost the fools far more than giving you a decent increase ), just to make your point, --- apply for the job, saying that they previously thought you were perfectly able to do that job plus your own, so they must know that you could do superbly if working solely on this other job. Have you discussed this with your HR dept ?
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