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21 Jul 2010

Raise messing with my head....
I received my yearly raise letter this morning. It works out to a 2.6% raise - that''s 2% less than inflation. Now I don''t know whether they want me to resign or whether they made a mistake, but Friday is payday and our department head can only discuss it with me next week. I''m sitting at my desk swallowing the tears. I can''t concentrate on my work. All I can think is WHY? I''ve been so stable since last year November. I haven''t received complaints about my work and my boss has been giving me more and more difficult tasks to do which suggests that there isn''t anything wrong with my work. Yes I do use more sick leave than others, but it''s not as if I''m sick every month.... I didn''t even go off the rails when my Dad died in March.... But right now I''m feeling very depressed....
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

It sounds really offensive. Be cautious about assuming it is intended to make you resign - and such manipulaion to push someone to resign is, I think, Constructive Dismissal, and forbidden in labour law. No way your manager would be giving you ANY dificult or ceritical tasks if they doubted your abilities or stability. And they should not punish anyone for being sick - and I think that is fixed in labour law, too. And if they have problems of any sort, they are REQUIRED to discuss these with you and give you, with their help, help to remedy any problems.
Can you arrange to talk with him/her ? And with HR ? They owe you an explanation, at least ?
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