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    • notrealname
    • By notrealname 20th Mar 17, 8:58 PM
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    Why didn't I get a payrise?
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    Why didn't I get a payrise? 20th Mar 17 at 8:58 PM
    Despite getting a 'satisfactory' performance review score (along with 75% of the company), I was the only person in my team not to get a payrise (first time in 7 years not to have a payrise, majority of the team are 'satisfactory'). I don't earn signifcantly more (or even more) than the rest of the team and I don't know why I was missd out and plan to ask them questions about it ("were you unsatisfied with any aspect of my performance?" etc.). I work hard and often put in extra hours and want to stay at the company and don't want to inflame them - equally, I want to know why this decision has been made. Any advice on how I should play this, aside from some simple questions as above? The only change in circumstance is that I recently (in the last week) was allowed to go back to fulltime from part time. Again, during this conversation, they were happy to offer me fulltime - so I am very perplexed.
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    • asajj
    • By asajj 20th Mar 17, 9:53 PM
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    Probably because you are already earning well enough according to them? Only they can know and give you an answer to that. It should have been discussed during the performance review anyway, did you not ask them?
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    • TELLIT01
    • By TELLIT01 20th Mar 17, 10:09 PM
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    If all the other staff with 'satisfactory' grading received a payrise it does seem odd that you didn't. Unless you are at the top of your grade band I would simply ask for an explanation of the reason.
    • TBagpuss
    • By TBagpuss 21st Mar 17, 10:19 AM
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    • 21st Mar 17, 10:19 AM
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    • 21st Mar 17, 10:19 AM
    It's reasomnable to ask.
    How do you know what other staff are pauid, what pay rise they were given or what theirppraisals were? Bear in mind that people are not always truthful when discussing that kind of thing.

    It may be that you are at the top of the pay band for your specifc job, but it is ialso possible that there was some sort of technical glitch - for instnace, that someone was not paying attention and saw that your pay had gone up because your hours changes, but mistakenly assumed that the change was a pay rise. (in many organisations, there may be limits on having a second pay rise within a short space of time)
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