Not bizarre but I was asked to come back in and talk to the people I had interviewed with before the holidays. I found out they had contacted at least one of my references before they asked me to come in so I felt optimistic. It was more of a second interview than I had anticipated and I felt like an ass for getting my hopes up. Now it's almost been a week and I haven't heard anything so I'm feeling pretty crushed.
@werewolfbarmitzvah Wow that is ridiculous, I'm sorry. I'm tired, too.
@nonvolleyball This is really good advice, thank you! Unfortunately I talked to both my direct report and manager last week. Two months ago I was in "prime position" to move forward, in April they were "thinking" about changing my title, and last week now they've cycled back to "within the next 6 months!" It's exhausting. I'm trying to get out.
@MilesofMountains Ugh how are you supposed to get around that?
@eternaloctopus I asked if I could update my title because I've absorb 2 positions and I wanted it to be reflected on my resume but no dice. I also asked for a salary range for the next position that they're telling me is mine when the time is right and they won't even tell me that. I don't understand anything!!!
I love this advice, just wish it worked for me. :( I asked for a title change and a raise and they didn't want to do it, despite my glowing reviews and repeatedly telling me that they want to keep me as an employee and they value me, they really do. Clearly not, because I've been in this position for too long and once again it is clear that promoting me is not a priority or even an issue. I'm looking for another job but it's hard. Yay Friday!
I'm going to a wedding and if we want to drink at the rehearsal dinner we have to pay for the alcohol ourselves. So that's not the norm??? Not saying I need to get hammered or anything, but yeah, gotta hit the cash bar if I want a glass of wine.
Great advice, thank you. I've done this a few times and sometimes people actually want to meet you in person and show you their office and stuff and it's great. Sadly it hasn't led me to a job yet but I hold on to those contact FOREVER.
@Lily Rowan @bgprincipessa Haha like I said, my math isn't that great, it could've been 2%. Either way, it came out to $400/year before taxes and I had been told at my interview that the average increase after a year of employment was more than this (exact numbers).
I work for a crappy company and after my first performance review they offered me a 4% raise and I was flustered and didn't do the math and when I did the math, it came out to about a $400/year raise so I flip the shit out. And then this year I got another stellar review, asked for a raise, and was denied again for no discernable reason other than 'oh well we can't do raises at this point in time, I know it's hard for you to live on your yearly salary lol'. Needless to say I am actively searching for a new job.