Monday, October 22, 2007

I need some advice....

I have been promised a raise over a year ago that includes it to be retro to August 17th of 2006 but I have not received a raise nor have I been compensated the retro pay. What is the best way to approach my boss in reminding him of the promise? I do have a signed review which states the promise. I have thought about exchanging the retro pay for more vacation time which would help tremendously in getting my online store, Regalo Boutique, complete.

I just do not have the slightest clue on how to get what I am deserved. I know the company has suffered losses financially but during that extreme time period they have hired more plumbing technicians that make double of what I am paid and they recently have fired one. I am not asking for the world but only what I have been promised. Please guys I need your input.

4 comments:

Mr. Fabulous said...

First of all, pick your spot carefully. You don't want to ask at a time when he's distracted or upset about something else.

I would send him an email (or just ask him, I don't know how big the company is) asking for a short meeting with you to discuss an issue.

If it's a small company, and you just ask him, that's when you make sure he's in a good mood, in case he says "Sure, pull up a chair, let's talk now".

Then just remind him of what you are due. You know how valuable you are. You have to sell yourself a little bit :)

Mindy said...

Mr. Fab - Thanks Hon. I will have to wait until Friday though...apparently he is going to Orlando for a seminar.

latt├ęgirl said...

Mr. Fab has good advice. Mine would be all of the above, plus just be direct and no beating around the bush. If he promised it in writing, you should get it.

Mindy said...

Lattegirl - it's just so awkward asking for something that should have been in place months ago.. hell a year ago... but I will be talking to him on Friday. I will post an update then. Thanks for your input it just confirms that I am not being greedy or impatient:)