Skip to comments.What Your Boss Really Means By "No One Is Getting A Raise."
Posted on 07/07/2015 5:08:35 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
We are now half way through the calendar year, and for many that means mid-year performance reviews. Or even worse, for some with odd fiscal years, it can be time for talks about money.
Both inside and outside of those meetings what you have been told can be confusing. You need to understand what your boss really means, not just what is said. Believe me, Ive spent enough time in corporate America, and enough time in human resource jobs, to know the difference. This stuff applies whether you work for a massive multinational like Google , or General Motors GM -1.75% or a small reseller of Apple gadgets.
Let me take you through some of the more common half-truths, what they really mean, what it says about your boss, and what to do.
Boss: No one is getting a raise/bonus
For example: Sorry we cant reward your hard work this year, but no one is getting a raise.
What it means: You are not getting a raise.
What is says about your boss. Here are some likely possibilities (explanations where necessary in parentheses):
a) Your boss is too stupid to know whats really going on elsewhere in the company. (There are always exceptions to salary freezes and your boss should know that.)
b) Your boss is lying to your face.
c) Your boss doesnt have enough influence to get you a raise.
d) Your boss cant be bothered to get you a raise.
What to do: Act like you are working hard but really spend your time getting a new job.
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Yep, I hired a senior developer the other day (the kid is shy of half my age). He asked for a number, unknown to him was really close to mine, and my boss gave it to him. I am looking as we speak, time for me to get a raise.
You didn’t work at all hard this year and so you are not getting a raise.
What about the question that comes up when you’ve been working in one area of the company for five years, where they ask you “where do you see yourself in the next five years”.
That area of the company has work for that long, and you’ve been with the company for 22 years.
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