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Should I accept a promotion knowing I won’t get a raise?

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Okay so, i’m currently a staff manager and they want me to become the store manager. No pay increase, only benefits are that my position will change and now i am entitled to bonuses, which i was not entitled to before. i am entitled to a raise once a year, which wont happen soon.

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Okay so, i’m currently a staff manager and they want me to become the store manager. No pay increase, only benefits are that my position will change and now i am entitled to bonuses, which i was not entitled to before. i am entitled to a raise once a year, which wont happen soon.

I’m going to play Devil’s Advocate and say ‘No, why bother?”

You don’t provide what field you work in or what the change in positions would look like.

For example … a regular shift worker could get a promotion to a team leader, without an increase in wages. If they were receiving a shift differential for working after-hour shifts, moving to a day shift could actually represent a loss in wages.

They would have more responsibility, possibly more job pressure if they have qualms about supervising people and less money.

You would have to determine the value to you to accept the promotion. Are the benefits any better?

Are the working conditions any better?

What happens if you don’t accept the promotion? Will it be held against you? Will it prevent you from future so-called promotions?

It has been suggested that taking the job on for the experience and the ability to add it to your resume for your next job, as having value.

In my opinion, life is too short for that. Why wait? If you have the qualifications for a promotion right now, what about looking for another employer that is willing to pay you a superior wage than this new promotion? It could be even better in the long run.

 

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