I am so disappointed but I can’t say that I was any shocked or surprised at it. I was expecting it but it doesn’t mean that I feel ok about it.
As I had mentioned earlier in my blog, I got promoted in the begining of July of last year. I didn’t get any grade change or a promotion hike. I asked for some (in August) and was told by the DGM of training that I would get a pay hike and that she hoped that it would meet my expectations. I also spoke to the local DGM who takes care of our branch here about it. September rolled by and nothing happened. October came and went. I concentrated on my work.
By the end of November, I knew that I had to do something. It took me a while to dig up the courage, infact it was the second week of December when I asked the DGM about it again. She gave me no excuses about the delay but feed me a story about how she was going to push for my promotion to Assistant Manager for the new financial year. I told her that it was fine but that I wanted the pay hike that she told me that I would get. She then said that she wasn’t sure that she could do it but on further insistence from me said that she would push for it. I spoke to the center head and the DGM of HR and I was told end of January.
Now January has come and gone and still no pay hike. I waited last evening to see if my salary had hit my account but a quick check at the ATM revealed no salary at 7 pm. I went home and watched tv & waited till 11 pm when I got an alert that my salary had been deposited in my account. A quick second later I saw that it was the normal one and that my hike has not materialized! Even though I was expecting it, I was pretty much bummed out. I think I deserve the pay hike, I did get promoted and I am doing a good job. I would like to move out, find a small & nice place for me and start living my life. I can’t afford to at what I am currently getting. It’s been 7 months!
Am I being greedy?