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Employee has a bold reaction when management tells them they don't deserve a salary hike

The employee had the last laugh when the management tried to demotivate them.

Employee has a bold reaction when management tells them they don't deserve a salary hike
Representative Cover Image Source: Pexels | Fauxels; Reddit | u/theslyestofthefoxes

As an employee, an individual must know their worth at the workplace. And it is only reasonable when they negotiate for better pay or a salary hike because they deserve it. However, some organizations are notorious for toxic management and refuse to pay their workers fair salaries. Situations like these leave the employees feeling insignificant and those who know their worth ultimately bag better opportunities. An employee, u/theslyestofthefoxes, shared a similar story with the Reddit community and reacted to leaving their job in a rather celebratory manner.

Representative Image Source: Pexels | Karolina Grabowska
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Ketut Subiyanto

The employee started the brief post by exclaiming that they had quit. The person had asked their organization to give them a salary increment about a month before quitting. "I really went into detail on my case," the post read. "After being bullied into submission, called entitled and effectively demoted by management, who insisted I wasn’t worth that amount of money, I quit." The employee ended up accepting a new job offer that paid them $12,000 more than what they asked from their previous employees. "The joke writes itself! I put in my 2 weeks' notice and couldn't be happier. Oh, how wonderful it feels to be free," the post concluded.

In response to the post, other people shared their experiences involving requests for salary hikes. u/nimbleWhimble shared, "The last time I asked a boss for a raise, he became offended and decided I needed to look elsewhere. I took another offer for substantially more, which I said I would do if he couldn't make an effort to meet the other offer. A day before my two-week notice was up, he said, 'Oh hey, I got you that money,' as if he was my best buddy. Simply, a job is an exchange of services and goods. If you want loyalty, you can now pay for it."

Image Source: Reddit | u/kid_sleepy
Image Source: Reddit | u/kid_sleepy

u/Win-Objective noted, "Two-week notice. No, no! If you can afford not getting paid for two weeks, take the two-week vacation." u/chompy238 quipped, "I don't understand these employers. You have a good employee who shows up, does a good job, etc., asking for a raise. So rather than giving a few more dollars, they would now rather spend all the time and money to interview, email back and forth, schedule, review, etc., to hire someone new whom they now have to train into the new role, which will take months. And most likely, the new person is going to be coming in higher than what you were being paid there. Makes no sense to me."

Representational Image Source: TikTok | Charnchai
Representational Image Source: TikTok | Charnchai

In another instance, ten employees banded together and quit after their company refused them their well-deserved pay raise. u/UnoriginallyGeneric on Reddit revealed how they worked at a regional healthcare company that didn't shut down its operations during the pandemic. Due to the increased living cost post-pandemic, the group of workers expressed their concerns to the HR department, highlighting that they were overworked, underpaid and deeply frustrated. The HR department responded dismissively, revealing their lack of understanding and awareness.

The situation escalated further when the HR department claimed they lacked the necessary funds. "One of my oldest friends from high school was promoted to VP of logistics at another company. When I informed him of my issues where we were, he said they were looking to staff a new warehouse," the employee added. "We started to discuss numbers and after a week, he was able to offer the ten of us employment contracts for everything we all asked for but was denied." Everyone signed the contracts and drafted a two-week notice to HR. The HR panicked and offered the employee everything they asked for but all of them declined the offer and quit.

Representative Image Source: Pexels | Pixabay
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Pixabay

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