Help I've been asked to jusify a pay rise after 6 years on the same pay
Sendmenoflowers · 31/01/2023 09:52
I have been asked by the Company Board of Directors to justify why I deserve a pay rise
I am an Office Administrator Assistant I have worked at my current job for 6 years. In this time our small team of 4 have asked for a small payrise when our appraisals are due. Unfortunately I have only had one appraisal in the time I have been at this company. So the appraisals that we have had in previous years has been more like a formal chat with no notes taken. We have just received our January 2022 appraisal and the Board have asked the question.
Our current Board of Directors are asking for each administrator to justify why they should have a pay rise. I cannot seem to come up with any reason. I work hard and complete my office duties each day. I do what is asked and expected of me. How can I justify? I should point out that I will be on just above minimum wage when the wage increases in April. Any advice would be more appreciated, please be kind I am stuck for what to do next.
Thank you for reading.
meetmeatmidnights · 31/01/2023 09:54
Can you benchmark your role against other jobs currently being advertised? Eg. If there's a few jobs with your role description up for 10k more a year then that shows you're paid below market rate. I'd also mention inflation and cost of living.
CRbear · 31/01/2023 09:56
You were worth what they’re paying you now - four years ago, and you’re now four years more experienced. That costs money.
what have you learnt to do in that time that you couldn’t do in the first year?
what tasks do you now do that you didn’t do in the first year?
inflation- your money is now worth 11% less than it was
Greblegable · 31/01/2023 09:56
If you’ve not had a pay rise in so long show what it should be according to inflation. Find some job adverts that show a similar role with a more favourable salary.
Blankscreen · 31/01/2023 09:57
Going the bank of england inflation calculator and work out how much you pay should be if it had kept pace with inflation.
.I would say something like the public sector strikes have made you reflect on your own earnings and you've effectively had a % pay cut.
Summerhillsquare · 31/01/2023 10:01
That is appalling, I'd be looking for a new job. And when you get one, ask them to pay you 10 percent more than the new job pays or you'll be off!
Backstreetsbackalrightdadada · 31/01/2023 10:05
- you’ve had six years of exemplary service (can you quote back to them any feedback you got showing this?)
- have you managed or trained any new joiners?
- even if your performance is “just ok” it’s totally understandable to ask for a pay increase due to cost of living.
Two more points - not to say this to them, but for you to know:
- your loyalty to the business and having been there long term is a massive plus. Replacing any employee costs time and money (management time, costs of recruiter), probably more than any pay rise would. Don’t say you’d leave without the pay rise (better to have the job than not) but quoting any average salary paid by other businesses just reminds them that you could move.
- has management and other employees had a pay rise in those years? If they can justify theirs then you should get one too….!
Backstreetsbackalrightdadada · 31/01/2023 10:06
But yes, I’d be looking at finding a new job. You’re obviously reliable and good at your job, six years is a good run. Always leave a place on good terms in case you want to go back!
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