She handled a range of responsibilities, however, was denied a raise when she asked for better compensation.
Numerous companies unfortunately engage in the practice of exploiting their employees and providing them with meager compensation. When individuals silently endure their work without raising concerns, the bosses may appear content. Regrettably, a healthcare worker recently underwent a similar ordeal when her significant contributions to the institution were disregarded, and she was unjustly denied a well-deserved salary increase.
The employee, who goes by u/alldemboats on Reddit shared that she had been working as a medical assistant in a COVID and urgent care clinic for the last three years. Meanwhile, she also completed a Master's in Public Health earlier this month. "My job knew this and encouraged me the entire way, with my manager even being excited about the potential for a big raise," she wrote.
While doing her course full-time, the health worker claimed that she managed the front desk while also helping out in the back office. "I answer the phones, schedule patients, check in patients, process faxes, schedule imaging studies, manage calendars, cover shifts in other clinics when they are short-staffed, room patients, collect specimens, run specimens to the lab and pick up meds from the hospital pharmacy," the healthcare worker added.
Moreover, she said that she recently took up new responsibilities regarding infection control at work since that is her area of interest and she is also in charge of the "Hand Hygiene" program for the clinic. "I am also being trained on inventory, ordering, and disposing of expired materials and medications. I hardly have downtime at work," she shared.
After shouldering numerous responsibilities at work, the individual made the decision to approach the HR department in hopes of securing a well-deserved raise, particularly considering her possession of a master's degree. Regrettably, the HR representative declined her request, refusing to grant the salary increase she rightfully sought. "Their reasoning? My degree isn’t 'related to my job' and the new responsibilities aren’t significant enough," wrote the woman.
"Five minutes after being denied a raise, I put in my 2 weeks' notice. I can afford to be unemployed while I look for a job that utilizes my degree and experience," concluded the Reddit user.
The post already has more than 12k upvotes and it is captioned, "Deny me a raise? Okay, I quit." Many on the platform were upset with the fact that the health worker was denied a raise. u/jharkness09 commented, "We will see what happens when they find that two people need to be hired to cover all those extra responsibilities you took on for free. Keep us posted!"
u/213Wolverine wrote, "That's such a poor excuse to deny a raise. Most managers I work with don't have a degree related to anything near manufacturing and are gainfully employed." u/No_Name2709 shared, "It never fails to shock me how utterly incompetent HR and management, in general, is in dealing with worthwhile employees."