My Boss Doesn't Appreciate Me

United States
May 15, 2016 9:41pm CST
Okay I have to rant, so thank you to anyone who sticks with me! I will have been at my job a year this July. Ever since I started, my boss has been telling me about a promotion I could get, which she said would come with a raise from $11 an hour to $14 an hour. She said I was learning so well and quickly that she could see promoting me in a year. The promotion would be from receptionist to administrator. Well a year is coming, and talk of promotion is about us again. I have been getting more duties at work, and my boss talks about teaching me to do even more. When I started I had been working 36 hours a week, to help me with my home loan (and because I was getting more duties at work) my boss agreed to raise that to full time, 40 hours a week. The other day my boss emotionally slapped me in the face. While in the middle of helping her with something she said to me "You'll make a good Admin. Oh I wanted to tell you, since I gave you more hours I'm not going to give you your 1 year raise." I was so mad, still am! To most people/companies if an employee started working more hours, did more work, and did their job well they would give that employee a raise! I have also been working on a special marketing project that is going to help bring them more business. So I'll help them get more money in, but I don't deserve to see any of it in her eyes! I feel like I'm being taken advantage of and am not appreciated at work. If that promotion comes without the raise I was told about.....I might just get lazy at work!!!! >:(
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5 responses
• United States
16 May 16
It sounds like she built you up to work harder and do great at your job without a reward that was talked about. I know working for an income is what it's about, but that's the thing, it's not about what she did or how rude she was. You're working to improve yourself and pay bills. Her actions will be taken care of, but you are in control of your own. She is your boss, but you are not working for her. You are working for the company. If she really is that rude you shouldn't get lazy at work because that will only hurt you, it won't hurt her. You should file in a complaint with the actual company about how she treats employees at work. I know it sounds like I'm taking her side, but I'm not. I'm trying think of a way that you can do something without it effecting YOUR career. If you get lazy, you might get fired. I know you didn't get the raise you wanted, that you DESERVE. You've been waiting on it for a year, I wouldn't let her snobby comment ruin your day or how you feel about working there. Fight for it. File a complaint, tell her that you deserve it for how hard you've been working. This is a little risky but you could even tell her that if she doesn't give it to you then you'll leave and work elsewhere. Depending on how well you work there depends on how strong your argument will be. Good luck to you hun, and I hope things work out in your favor. You deserve it after all the hard work you've been doing.
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• United States
16 May 16
It's a really small company and she's the CEO :/ There's only 5 employees right now (including me).
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• United States
16 May 16
@LilyoftheThorns Wow. Well, if you are unhappy you could start searching for another job while you are still working there. Or maybe just give it some time and let the trouble blow over before discussing a raise again.
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@softbabe44 (5958)
• Vancouver, Washington
16 May 16
Well I would think she may be back sliding this unfair to you I would have to have a conversation with her.
• United States
16 May 16
She is not easy to talk to. It'll only make her mad.
• Vancouver, Washington
17 May 16
@LilyoftheThorns Sounds like to many personal situations going on in her life where its affecting the job and she is bringing it to work.
• Waltham, Massachusetts
17 May 16
I am sorry that this happened to you. I don't know why she did things the way that she did but I understand why you're upset and I would be too. I don't know if you could talk to her about it depending on the relationship that you have. It would be nice if you at least had a choice of which you prefer if you had to choose. Work politics can be so difficult sometimes. I understand you wanting to slack off too. If it upset you enough you could even want to look for another job that pays more doing what you do. No one likes to be taken for granted.
@Jdaw1985 (4024)
• Harrells, North Carolina
16 May 16
Oh i am sorry that you are going through this i hope things get better for you.
@MGjhaud (20802)
• Philippines
16 May 16
better resign than get lazy. if you feel that youre not growing, leave.