YOU ARE THE ADVICE COLUMNIST: How Do I Deal With An Unfair Salary?

Basically, how do I fulfill my new mantra of "What would Sheryl Sandberg do?"

Aug 29, 2013 at 6:30pm | Leave a comment

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I have a question for you. I recently went through my company's performance review process, and I was promoted (yay!). I'm in the same department and am essentially doing the same work, but I am a step higher. I've taken on a lot of additional responsibilities in the last year and do a lot of trainings and staff development for other staff on material I've taught myself so I think I definitely earned it. The promotion came with a significant pay increase of 11% more than my previous salary. However, looking at HR documents that are available to the company, I noticed that my new salary is almost $2,000.00 below what is listed as the minimum salary for my new position. I've decided I need to talk to HR about this issue, but I'm not sure how to approach it. I tried setting up a formal meeting, but the HR director keeps rescheduling (I feel like she is evading me). Should I just show up to her office with salary structure chart in hand? How do I frame this question? How do I also convey my gratitude for the promotion while asking why I'm not making more? Basically, how do I fulfill my new mantra of "What would Sheryl Sandberg do?"
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