Would you want a pay rise?(4 Posts)
I can't go in to too much detail for obvious reasons but since I've been back at work I've found my job has changed a bit.
I was doing a jobshare with a colleague of mine who went on long term sick leave 3 weeks ago. She was doing the jobshare with me and then another part time role. Now that she's off I'm covering the whole jobshare, plus most of the other job, in part time hours. They won't be hiring anyone new to cover her work.
The jobs I am covering are not on a higher grade than mine, but would you expect additional pay for covering the other role? This is the first time it's happened so I haven't got any experience of it.
On a separate issue, I'm soon going to be undertaking some training for senior staff members. It'll be me and a senior colleague who will be planning, organising, and running it. He's on a much higher pay grade than me, but the work and responsibilities will be split evenly. I have a feeling that it's a higher grade role than I'm currently on. Would you be asking for additional pay for this? I have done this in the past on many occasions and just assumed that I was being paid fairly, but recently I've had some doubts about it.
Sorry for not going in to detail. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
I think yes to the first part, no to the second.
I'd be discussing with your line manager how they expect this to work - surely it isn't possible to double your work load in the same hours or why would it be done on a job share in the first place?
The training I'd look at as developing your experience and something to be held in hand for when pay review comes round. I don't think a one off project is anywhere near the same as doing the job consistently at that level and I don't see how you'd use that to negotiate without more to back it up.
Possibly the two circumstances together will help when pay reviews come round though.
The second issue - it's kind of a rolling project. We do the training periodically and I have been involved in devising as well as running it. There isn't a description for this kind of work in any of the grading examples so it's hard to establish if it's a higher grade.
I have always been happy to do it for career development but its now an established aspect of my role, although we only run about 5 or 6 sessions a year.
Anyway, I will see how it goes and then perhaps look to make a case at the next pay review. Thanks
I think no to the first part. It sounds like you are doing the same type of work, ie not more senior and not a greater responsibility level. Therefore surely the only question is one of workload? Either it is possible to fit that quantity of work into your current hours or it isn't. If it isn't, you should be paid for any additional hours you are having to work, and/or be asking your manager to look at ways of managing it. People don't get paid based on the quantity of work they do, but on the nature of it, the level of responsibility involved and of course the hours.
The second thing as an ad hoc thing probably not. Nothing wrong with doing the occasional project with a more senior person - it's a good development opportunity. 5 or 6 times a year isn't much, but if it becomes a more regular and/or larger proportion of your work that's something different.
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