High Salary versus Position

Philippines
February 28, 2013 12:35am CST
I have been experiencing too much stress because of my work lately. I am working as a trainer in a BPO company and I like my job. However, I am very much stressed because I have been dealing with salary disputes over and over again. I have been hearing my previous trainees complaining of their salaries as well. What I am really frustrated about is, my job is not that easy. I do Product Specific Training and I didn't finish any technical course. I graduated with honors and is pretty much familiar of the product but I have to exert extra effort on studying still. I like challenges and all and I learn a lot but I just hate it when I check my payslip and see disputes. Not to mention my salary hasn't changed yet even though I have already been promoted. Sometimes I just feel like going to work. If not for professionalism I would think I have long time ago left without a word. I plan to apply in other companies but I think of the people I will leave and then I fear starting from scratches again. What will I do fellow mylotters? I can apply to other companies which can give me higher salary but I would have to lose my position.
6 responses
@Mavic123456 (7910)
• Thailand
28 Feb 13
I am not after with the position, I am a practical person, you can have all the positions in the company but I can get all the salary adjustments as much as I can get. Another consideration is if you are enjoying your job. if not better get out of there.
• Philippines
1 Mar 13
I always take the two into consideration. However I never would want to stay in a company which cheats people and disregard their employees.
• Thailand
1 Mar 13
ahhh thought you were just asking about the Position over Pay.
• Philippines
26 Mar 13
ohhh.. you're actually right I was taking those two into consideration and under pay would be-- this company giving me headaches because of salary disputes.
@chiyosan (29389)
• Philippines
28 Feb 13
I was in your position before. I have worked for a call center for years, got promoted thrice. The first promotion, i was already doing the task of the reports analyst but then i was only tagged as adhoc for the said position for 6 months, my salary was changed 6 months after the status quo. At least when they made me a supervisor for the reports analyts, it was an immediate promotion beccause the centers we handled grew bigger. My concern was with the Manager position. I was handling both day annd night shifts and imagine I was even staying in the office for 16 hours. because the meetings i have to attend does not allow me to go home within the 8 hours work time. I raised my concern and said that the manager position is to be given to me already and that the HR is processing it already - yeah right. I was not even paid an OT because I am a Manager! but not in papers and definitely not with my salary. When I was fed up I tendered my resignation. I stayed in the company 6 years but through out the years i thought they will change! But they never did change. Upon submission, my director declined to receive it and immediately retroactively gave me the salary of a manager and the position as well. But no- i have already decided and was firm with the decision. These call centers really are like this. I think its rampant- what they do to their employees and put everyone on adhoc positions, or let them assume a higer role tasks but never pay them accordingly. I think it was industry practice. We were a small world then, and words get around. I am just glad that I was already able to get out of the industry and transferred to an industry that is the norm i was looking for. As for my suggestion to you, since your company delays their salaries and does not reward the employees for doing more than is required of them, I think it is about time that you try to seek other opportunities where your skills and your knowledge will be fully developed. No offense but most call centers and BPO jobs can sometimes be stuck at a certain level (position and career wise).
• Philippines
28 Feb 13
I am just so afraid of starting from scratch. Thanks for your advice dear. I guess a lot of companies to this things then. Anyways, what's your current job dear? Sometimes I just feel like going back to teaching.
• India
28 Feb 13
First of all Miya I would like to congratulate you on understanding how people are of your level are doing in real time via sites like my lot. And I strongly believe that you are performing first task of analyzing your self before you act as per simple PDCA cycle of management. But do not consider my view as harsh but by posting a comment I really would like to address the root cause of your issue. First of all the question that you would like to answer by yourself that by changing the organization how do you think you will address the core issue of stress management? I agree in letter of intent to your point that stress in the organizations is increasing but note the point that people across all the levels of the organization are going through increased stress not just you. So to address your problem I would like you read more on books like time management and identifying tasks and prioritizing them as per their importance and need of urgency. And spend more time in the second quadrant of time management. And secondly what you are complaining that you are not liking your job. The reason why you are not liking your is just because you are not interested no more in having a conversation on salary? I believe that you have a unique opportunity of addressing the core problems of salaries by understanding the problems well. you need to change your mindset in a way that by listening to more problems you can easily identify the root cause of the problems and by pondering over them can result in innovative solutions. Thirdly on pay checks, just remember that pay checks are not the only reason why we are working in organizations. you need to assess yourself what is most priority goal whether to earn more money or a better roles in an organizations. Remember that every choice that you make will have a opportunity cost and be prepared to take that into account. And fourthly you are fearing to start from scratch in a new organization. But do realize that in a new organization you get a chance to start afresh and show to the world what you are capable of. I want to conclude by hoping that you will soon find out the root causes and address them and there by be a good corporate person.
• Philippines
1 Mar 13
Thanks for the comment gavenkatesh. I have a long time ago thought of these stuff and came up with the same conclusions as you. I see that if I consider my priorities right now which is saving up money and helping my family- leaving the company would be a better option. The whole day yesterday, I have been contemplating. I believe I had made the right decision.
@Raine38 (8907)
• United States
28 Feb 13
Salary and disputes aside, do you love your work? Do you like doing your job and learning the stuff that you do not really sign up for? If yes, maybe you can try to talk to the management about an adjustment on your salary. Try to justify why you deserve it and how this will motivate you even more. The worse that he can do is say no. Take a couple of days break off from work to refresh and re-energize, to escape the toxic environment for a while, relax and get your bearings straight. If all esle fails, then you can look for another job. Never ever quit without having a new job waiting for you.
• Philippines
1 Mar 13
I like it and I really love it. Not to mention I like the people working around me. Lately though, everyone has been badly affected by what happened with our salaries. I'm sure they will do something about it. But I will never feel good seeing my co-employees hurting while I am the only one benefiting. Besides in what we're seeing, the company may let me experience bliss for 2 cut-off pays but I'm pretty much sure after that I would suffer from a lot of disputes again. So I will leave. I am just currently saving money for my spending once I resign.
@blackrusty (3532)
• Mexico
28 Feb 13
The best thing to do is follow your heart, I know sometime our jobs can be a big stress in our life but you have to remember stress can do harm to your body so why you looking for your next job think about stress
• Philippines
1 Mar 13
My heart honestly tells me not to go to work anymore. Hahaha. I can't do that all of the sudden of course. My heart and my mind will meet halfway. I am finally leaving this company and I will explore the horizons but I will leave decently. I will resign and render 30 days.
@cttolledo (1651)
• Philippines
28 Feb 13
Position in a company is good, you will experience a more higher respect than ordinary employee, you will experience of being in the pedestal.. but in this kind of world today.. we should be practical.. what we need is higher income to cope up with this fast moving world .. But why not try to look for another job.. If you are really deserving for the job it is not impossible to have that position and higher salary at the same time.. Explore while you are young...Take the risk!
• Philippines
1 Mar 13
Thanks. Exactly what I'm thinking. While I am being highly respected by people older than me and under my supervision, I also have to deal with that battle within. This battle uses up all my energy and I can't ignore it anymore. I decide to leave the company. I just have to save money for a month's spending because surely I won't get any money immediately once I resign.
• Philippines
28 Feb 13
I find it strange because as far as i know, It follows that if you are in a high position then you also have a high salary but that's not how it goes in your case. I suggest you have to choose which is your top priority. A good position or a good salary? You can try looking for a greener pasture but I suggest don't leave your job right away unless you are 100% sure that you will be hired by by other company you applied. Just so you can avoid the risk of starting from scratch.
• Philippines
1 Mar 13
My priority is earning money to help my family and I choose not to be cheated by this kind of company.