Advice and Tips
Recent statistics show that I’m earning less than others at my job level. What can I do?
You should contact your manager and request a meeting to discuss your salary.
Have a meeting
A salary review meeting isn’t the same thing as a salary negotiation, but rather an informal meeting where you talk with your manager about how you’re performing at work and what needs to happen for you to get a higher salary and new work tasks.
If the company’s been going through a rough financial period, this might be the simple explanation as to why you haven’t gotten any salary increase in awhile.
But sometimes there’s more to it. Maybe the way you’re doing your job shows some flaws or shortcomings.
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It isn’t easy to correct your mistakes if you don’t really understand what you’re doing wrong. If you think this might be the problem, it’d be smart to find out if your company union representative can attend your meeting.
The representative has a duty of confidentiality. He/She is present to just provide support and act as an extra pair of eyes and ears to follow along with what’s being said. In other words, you alone have to lead the discussion with your manager.
It’s also important that you prepare yourself for this meeting. We’ve made a short film showing how a salary review meeting can go and how you should proceed. This film’s only 10 minutes long, which is time well spent.
Salary review meeting (with English subtitles):
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