When People Make Promises and Do Not Follow Through...

United States
April 25, 2008 7:37pm CST
Well, I was hired November, 2006. Come my 90 day evaluation in January 2007, my immediate boss gushed at how good I was at the job, and how she thinks I deserve a raise, and that she would go to the main boss and discuss it with him. She did; and he said definitely, but that it would have to wait until I had been there a year (come November 2007), after we get moved into the new office. Well, I was disappointed, but I figured it was fair, since most jobs only give you a raise after you've been there one year, anyway. Sooooo... November 2007 came and went. No raise. I went to my immediate boss and asked why I never received my raise. She talked to the main boss again and reported back to me that I was definitely going to get one, just that it would have to wait until March, 2008. (We were supposed to have been moved into the new office by then, but kept getting held back). Well, March 2008 has now come and gone; still no raise. I asked her about it again. She went to him; same answer: "I can't afford it right now." Only this time, she said he added, "business is so bad, I'm actually scared." (We had just moved into the new office in February.) However, today I notice that they're moving very nice furniture into the office and decorating everything all fancy, and putting flat screen TVs in all the rooms (I'm a dental assistant). Now, I'm thinking to myself, "He can't afford to keep his promise to me about increasing my pay, yet, he can afford all this? This isn't fair. I work my tail off for $10/hr for a yr and 1/2 and still have no raise, and STILL have bills to pay. He's a DOCTOR for crying out loud! I think I'm far worse off than he is, at this point. I'm also going to school at night to get my associate's degree. I need to pay off stuff before I graduate so I won't have to worry about anything other than paying off my tuition starting 6 months after I've graduated. I NEED my pay raise! I don't think it's fair to keep promising someone you'll give them a raise... eventually... and never follow through. Now, I've taken up a second p/t job in order to make ends meet and still have **SOMETHING** left over, **AND** going to school. Having to take on an extra job just because he didn't keep his promise is only adding more stress on me. I want to know if any of you reading this would walk out, and work somewhere else, or if you would stick it out, working TWO JOBS until graduation?
1 response
@Savvynlady (3685)
• United States
15 Jun 08
First of all, I find it sad that no one has made a reply to this, so I am going to try. First of all, it seems to me that some promises were made and not done. I feel that wasn't right no matter how you put it. If you were doing a great job and all and you gave them nothing but the best, then in my opinion, you should have BEEN gotten a payraise, and if I were you, I would check with the state labor board on this privately, then see if there re other offices that could use your services and go from there. I do hope by now things have changed for the better for you, but still check into that as well. The best to you.
• United States
8 Jul 08
Thank you for your response!
• United States
8 Jul 08
...And just to let you know, my hours have been cut. I can only get 20 hrs per week now. My bills exceed what I make. This is pathetic!