Pay rise letters came out today and I got 0% and I am really upset about it. It is a huge organisation, I've worked there a long time and performed consistently highly. My direct manager was embarrassed to give me the letter and discussed (again) if I could work more hours to earn more; he agrees I am 'cheap' at the moment because I deliver as much as a full timer but only get paid 70% (my contracted hours). I do not want to work more hours as it is impractical and the impact on my family is not worth the additional £££s. I do frequently however, keep checking my blackberry every evening plus on my day off and regularly log on to deal with issues as needed. I am very committed, albeit part time.
I feel the only criticism is my short hours, it's the only dis-satisfaction that's named. I am so furious and demotivated.
I don't know whether to be grateful, I have an interesting, flexible part time role or whether to, I don't know, kick up a fuss, and if so, how would I do so and is it really worthwhile.
All our pay rise letters come with a warning not to discuss with the rest of the team (a disciplinary offence) so I have no idea if my (male, full time) colleagues received a pay rise or not.
Have you been rated as highly performing in this years appraisals? Can you ask for the average payrise across the company (team - much less likely to be handed out), and then question why average pay rise, say 2%, performing above expectations, but lower than average payrise?
But equally, if the average payrise is something like 0.25%, it might not be worth rocking the boat.
Hmm, sorry it's hard to follow, feeling emotional and had a random brain dump after a glass of wine.
Some useful points, thank you.
No, it is not £0 across the board & no, I am not top of the range, I recruited new hires in 2013 at a higher basic salary than myself with no more / less responsibility (worse perks though so difficult to compare directly).
I will ask if I can be told what the average pay rise was across my department for my appraisal rating and for my salary range plus if there is a pay range defined for my role.
That's a useful summation of what I want to know so thanks for helping me straighten my thoughts out.