and this will sound a bit ungrateful. So if you don't like it tune me out now. After being with this company 6 months and granted making more than I have in two years, I was due the 6 month review promised me. So if you have kept up the score 2 bosses and 2 friends were fired in a period of 4 months. Payroll was brought in house in a matter of 2 months with not a lot of lead time. And I basically stepped into a manager position without the manager title. I was hired as an exempt salaried employee.
Okay so my boss (very proud of himself by the way) came in while I was on hold with our software company trying to fix a payroll issue and said how impressed they all were with me (as they have told me over and over) then told me I was basically a clerk and that they were going to give me $1000 raise and a $500 net one time bonus.
Huh? Did you really just say all of that to me? And they based all that on the Robert Half salaried guide for 2008. Well F you Robert Half!! If you think I am a clerk, I am about to be a clerk!! That is $38 a pay period. That is not even enough to budget. There was not even another promise of another 6 month review and I haven't been seeing any 1 year raises. So I won't be making even as much as the payable clerk (no CPA) started at and he too has a 6 month review. A $500 bonus for all the sh*t I put up with for bringing payroll in and the stress level of the job?!?!?! I don't think so. I doubt I will even get around to cutting that check!
So I cleared my head and walked into his office and said, "R that is not even $38 a pay check. Are you basing every one's salary off the Robert Half guide or just mine?" (I know that answer and it is no, just mine!) He asked me what I thought was fair and he said he wanted to be fair. So I pointed out my base pay and said, "At least $100 a pay check." They did adjust my pay to cover medical insurance so that is a bit of a boost. I had much higher hopes like a promotion to manager and a significant raise but I guess that was all in my head.
And no I am not ready to go looking for another job. And I made the mistake of mentioning my disappointment to my mom so I am sure I won't hear the end of it. I should have blogged it first then I wouldn't have mentioned it to her. I can't afford to do much more than I am doing currently. I guess if they don't come back with the counter offer then I will stick that $38 on to one credit card to get rid of faster. I can't pay my parents rent yet. I hoped with a promotion and raise I would be able to pay them and the house note on the rental.
I may have to get more serious about the blog money for coffee so that won't come out of my pay check. Plus I just spent over the budgeted amount at the grocery store tonight. I got pretty much every thing on sale like the barbie closeout waffles for $1 a box. I try to only go to the grocery once a month but that limits the fresh stuff like bananas and grapes or veggies I can buy. And I do use shopping as a feel good even the grocery store.
Okay, enough. I sort of regret the counter offer now. I doubt they will give it to me. I mean they took the blogging and access to blogs away already. What the helk do they expect me to work 100% of the time? (just kidding).