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Salary Negotiation During a Promotion

The Office: Is a Change of Title Good Enough?

On last night's episode of The Office, we watched Pam Beesly expertly maneuver herself toward a promotion. She realized that she did not have the "sales gene" and saw the opportunity to grab the office administrator position when a window treatment salesman came around asking to speak to one. She tested the waters with Oscar, negotiating a salary that seemed to fit the position. However, the main focus was about the title change and gaining a steady salary that was not based on commission. In these harsh economic times, many companies are unable to afford the monetary increases that come with a promotion, so some of them are promoting without a salary raise. Would you feel valued if your company promoted you but did not give you a higher salary?


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Spectra Spectra 5 years
If it meant I had more responsibility and pull around the office, I wouldn't mind not getting more money right away.
hibiscus96818 hibiscus96818 5 years
I was promoted without a pay raise at the beginning of this year. At first it did not bother me, but now that I've taken on SO MUCH MORE responsibility I feel like my pay should match my responsibilities. My boss keeps hinting about the fact that next year will be a better year for me within the company...we'll see.
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 5 years
Honestly, no, I wouldn't feel valued if I were "promoted" without a pay raise - especially if I were taking on more responsibilities.
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