Thursday, May 12, 2011

What Would You Do?


Today my office announced that they are officially hiring a new position.  At first, I though this was great idea since we do need the help but then I saw how much it paid.  The position calls for 5 or less years of experience and will pay more than I make. At the end of this month, I will have seven years with five being at my current employer.

So now I'm stuck. I don't want to apply for this position but I would like the income or should I go to my boss, tell her my issue and ask for a bump in salary?  When I spoke about it to Mr. M, he had the same response - "I have no idea"...awesome. So, what would you do?


  1. If you have the education requirements and you do the same type of job, approach your employer about the job and tell them it is because of the salary. You are happy where you are but after 5 years you would like a raise. All they can say is no.

  2. How does this new position compare with your current position? Is it the same job, more responsibility, or less?