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Not being paid fairly
I don't think I'm being paid fairly because I perform more duties than I am being paid for.
Thank you Pay Scale
I began working with the company making $10.25 and hour. Every year, the company offers a 3% raise. My manager felt I went above and beyond and gave me a 4.5% raise. After being with them for a year, I felt I deserved more. Thanks to PayScale I was able to provide my employer with information on what the average pay is. My rate went up to 10.75 with the extra 4.5% raise.
Have You Ever Been Terminated?
I am writing because I have never been fired in my entire life and it is the most humiliating thing. I thought that because I was a good worker, my boss would see that and give me the benefit of the doubt...boy was I wrong! I moved recently and started to become late to work. I know you have to be on time, and I wasn't making excuses for it, so I talked to my boss about switching shifts because it was difficult for me to get there. She agreed and in 6 weeks I was going to switch, but before that could happen, I was fired. I'm not able to get unemployment because of the circumstances. I was warned and I was aware of the latenesses. I feel like a fool because I have no money, it happened right before Xmas and of course my whole family knows by now. What do I put on my resume? How am I going to get a new job in my field with a reference like that? It feels so miserable! My advice is if you find that you are unable to get to work on time and you are in a spot where you could get fired if you can't get it together. Don't rely on anyone to have your back, your best bet is to quit. At least I could find something else and have my dignity too.....
I am Working for two different companies in one, and I am being paid from just one of the companies.
I have been at my job for about two years now. As I've began learning my position and understanding the ways of this companies system it turns out that my employer's brother owns a company that is combined in the same office as ours. After a few days of hiring I started getting tasks from the brothers company. This is when I felt that I was played by not being compensated appropriately. Seven months passed and I built up the self-esteem to confront him, thats when he gave me a $2.50 raise...I still was not satisfied due to all the tasks I was responsible for that was not mentioned upon hiring. Another year has passed and now I've been confronting him about an annual raise with the thought of all my responsibilities in the office. He basically told me in other words that I cannot make the money that I want b/c I dont have years of experience...Then thats when he tried to offer me 8% which means in my case about a dollar raise....When your in this situatuion and you feel he is sticking to his gunns, I suggest you look for other alternatives. Be smart about and and wait it out until you have plan B set for you!
Don't Leave Until....
I'm very unhappy in my job right now. I've been working as a receptionist full-time for almost 3 years now and I'm still working on a temp basis w/ an agency. This isn't fair anymore. I started at $9.50 an hour and now I'm getting paid $11 an hour! I'm getting my driver's license and will be looking for a job next. I advise those starting out or are in a bad job assignment not to resign until another job has been offered. At the same time, do not multitask - keep everything focused, one task at a time. I had to start a goal, like my license, then after that, look of other job openings. Do your research such as going to payscale.com website. Most companies will ask, how much are you looking for? Don't just pick a figure you like. I'm doing my footwork, but I am prepared and I also do my research. If you want a better job with better pay, research helps, networking helps. But never accept anything below your standards.
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