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Overdue salary increase

rhysgt
When I had my last performance review from my supervisor I was told the matter of salary increases needed to be handled by the owner of the company. I did this and made a presentation of my contributions to the owner. I was told he would need to get together with my supervisor to discuss it. After nothing happened, I twice have gone to my supervisor to request they get together. I would like to get this settled tactfully and professionally. I need suggestions on how to bring this matter to a close; to get them to just say 'yes' or 'no'. (Just in case they are stringing me along, I have begun casually looking elsewhere to cover my bets and have had some interviews).
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    TonytheTiger

    Perhaps knowing you are looking elsewhere may spur a decision.

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    Why Me Worry?

    If they are avoiding the issue of giving you a raise despite all your hard work and efforts, and are clearly giving you the runaround as you describe, polish off that resume, get another job, and leave those greedy bastards. Do not continue to bug them because they will figure out that you are most likely looking for a new job elsewhere and may terminate you on the spot. Also, I don't see how your confronting them about the salary increase will get them to listen or make a decision until you literally punch them square in the face with a resignation notice. But once you give that notice, be prepared to leave for good. They may counteroffer in a desparate attempt to keep you around long enough to find a replacement, but don't fall victim to this dirty old trick. Leave on a good note, be done with it, and laugh afterwards when they wonder why you left.

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    TechExec2

    You left a lot of relevant information out of your post. Your post sounds like a young person who is just starting out and needs advice for how to communicate with the boss. I was going to ask a bunch of questions, but then I noticed that your profile says you have 20 years of experience.

    You already have your answer from them and you know it. Your supervisor is putting you off to the owner. The owner is putting you off to your supervisor. Your supervisor is ignoring your requests for action. They could be more direct and honest with you, but they couldn't communicate any more clearly. The message is clear.

    You either like this or you don't. There is nothing more to say. If you don't like it, find an employer that you like better. And when you do, I suggest you regularly communicate directly with them what your goals and expectations are. And, you should get regular feedback about how well you are meeting their expectations. Don't rely on things like performance reviews to communicate. The performance review should only be a confirmation of everything that you both already know has happened since your last performance review. There should never be anything new communicated in a performance review.

    Good luck to you.

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    cohaba

    First of all if you are a truly needed employee and you do an exceptional job, they should want to keep you on board. Go to the owner of the business, and lay it on the line. Tell him you want the meeting with him, your supervisor and yourself on a specific date. Be brave. Tell them you deserve this meeting and a raise and you'd like to talk to them and decide on a fair increase in your salary or hourly rate at that meeting. Tell them you are looking for another position outside of the business because you deserve more. Tell them you enjoy your job, if that is true, and would like to stay with them but you deserve to be paid more.

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    cohaba

    First of all if you are a truly needed employee and you do an exceptional job, they should want to keep you on board. Go to the owner of the business, and lay it on the line. Tell him you want the meeting with him, your supervisor and yourself on a specific date. Be brave. Tell them you deserve this meeting and a raise and you'd like to talk to them and decide on a fair increase in your salary or hourly rate at that meeting. Tell them you are looking for another position outside of the business because you deserve more. Tell them you enjoy your job, if that is true, and would like to stay with them but you deserve to be paid more.

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    TonytheTiger

    Perhaps knowing you are looking elsewhere may spur a decision.

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    Why Me Worry?

    If they are avoiding the issue of giving you a raise despite all your hard work and efforts, and are clearly giving you the runaround as you describe, polish off that resume, get another job, and leave those greedy bastards. Do not continue to bug them because they will figure out that you are most likely looking for a new job elsewhere and may terminate you on the spot. Also, I don't see how your confronting them about the salary increase will get them to listen or make a decision until you literally punch them square in the face with a resignation notice. But once you give that notice, be prepared to leave for good. They may counteroffer in a desparate attempt to keep you around long enough to find a replacement, but don't fall victim to this dirty old trick. Leave on a good note, be done with it, and laugh afterwards when they wonder why you left.

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    TechExec2

    You left a lot of relevant information out of your post. Your post sounds like a young person who is just starting out and needs advice for how to communicate with the boss. I was going to ask a bunch of questions, but then I noticed that your profile says you have 20 years of experience.

    You already have your answer from them and you know it. Your supervisor is putting you off to the owner. The owner is putting you off to your supervisor. Your supervisor is ignoring your requests for action. They could be more direct and honest with you, but they couldn't communicate any more clearly. The message is clear.

    You either like this or you don't. There is nothing more to say. If you don't like it, find an employer that you like better. And when you do, I suggest you regularly communicate directly with them what your goals and expectations are. And, you should get regular feedback about how well you are meeting their expectations. Don't rely on things like performance reviews to communicate. The performance review should only be a confirmation of everything that you both already know has happened since your last performance review. There should never be anything new communicated in a performance review.

    Good luck to you.

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    cohaba

    First of all if you are a truly needed employee and you do an exceptional job, they should want to keep you on board. Go to the owner of the business, and lay it on the line. Tell him you want the meeting with him, your supervisor and yourself on a specific date. Be brave. Tell them you deserve this meeting and a raise and you'd like to talk to them and decide on a fair increase in your salary or hourly rate at that meeting. Tell them you are looking for another position outside of the business because you deserve more. Tell them you enjoy your job, if that is true, and would like to stay with them but you deserve to be paid more.

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    cohaba

    First of all if you are a truly needed employee and you do an exceptional job, they should want to keep you on board. Go to the owner of the business, and lay it on the line. Tell him you want the meeting with him, your supervisor and yourself on a specific date. Be brave. Tell them you deserve this meeting and a raise and you'd like to talk to them and decide on a fair increase in your salary or hourly rate at that meeting. Tell them you are looking for another position outside of the business because you deserve more. Tell them you enjoy your job, if that is true, and would like to stay with them but you deserve to be paid more.