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Career coaches say when faced with this, you should consider your experience and your career goals
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Rosie Hernandez found herself standing in her manager’s office in disbelief. He was offering her supervision of a larger team and a title that reflected her new role. What he wasn’t giving her was a raise. “That will come when we all reach our goals,” he told her.
Hernandez hesitated before answering. She was a mother of two young children and a marketing representative at a Miami medical sales firm. The added responsibility would require more hours devoted to work and wreak havoc with her work/life balance. Turning down the offer, though, might be viewed as a lack of career ambition.
Such dilemmas are becoming more commonplace at workplaces as employers continue to cautiously guard their salary budgets. New research from CareerBuilder found that nearly two-thirds of employers said that a promotion at their firms doesn’t always entail a pay raise. And, according to an OfficeTeam survey of 433 office workers, 55 percent polled said that they would be willing to accept a promotion that doesn’t include a raise.
Career coaches say when faced with this sort of situation, it is important to consider your experience, your career goals and the internal politics of your organization.
“If the promotion helps to develop your career and you might need a little bit of development, that would be a reason to take it without a pay raise,” said Daniel Heimlich, president of The Heimlich Group, a Washington, D.C., marketing advisory and consulting firm.