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My friend got a job and they are giving him the Home Depot account only 3 weeks after being hired. Apparently this means he will be working twice as much and have more responsibility. No one has mentioned to him if it includes a pay raise and he's afraid to ask. My friend assumes it doesn't, and claims they can get away with giving him more work and responsibility without a pay raise because economic times are tough, and he should just be grateful he got the job. He is only making $25,000 a year. What do you think? Does it make sense they would 'promote' him without promoting him? Can/do employers really get away with this?
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Putting a person on salary and overworking the crap out of them is a typical dick move by employers. At times you will make an hourly wage and suddenly they want to promote you. Accepting the promotion results in all this extra shit to do, and working overtime without making any additional money out of it.
I've seen a salary sous chef actually make less and work longer than a chef paid hourly.
I think his job is customer service. Handling clients on the phone all day. Thanks for the feedback.
What if he threatened to quit if they don't give him a raise, citing having found a better job or that he might as well work at Footlocker?
No, they will fire him.
Can't he just say "What are the details of our new agreement?" or something like that, without saying "AM I GETTING A RAISE?", talking to your boss 101 dude