Question by tree_munch: Is this a fair pay raise?
I am a senior in college going for a degree in professional writing and editing with concentrations in IT and web communications.
In June, I was hired part time at the humane society as a receptionist making .50/hr (I live in NE ohio, 1 hour south of Cleveland). At my interview she told me I was being hired in as receptionist but wanted me to redesign their web site from scratch. I did and my boss loved it. She promised a raise at the end of my 90 days.
I had an amazing evaluation and told me how happy she was with what I have done. She hired someone else as a receptionist and changed my title to “web designer”, although I still answer phones.
I just now found out about my raise and they only gave me 25 cents. I am really upset, and don’t know if I should be. Not only do I do web work, I also write their newsletters, create brochures, make flyers, etc. On top of still answering phones and taking appointments, and all they’re paying me is .75. In actuality I should be making closer to /hr , mainly because of the tech work I do. I get that I’m entry-level but cashiers at Sheetz gas station make more than that.
Any suggestions on this situation?
Answer by monmichka
I guess at this point, you should talk to your boss. Go in with a detailed spec of what you do and what you’ve done and ask for a better raise. If she says no, start looking for a new job. It doesn’t sound like a good raise to me, but, your job really doesn’t owe you a raise. Sometimes you have to fight for it.
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