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I was denied a raise because of a recent promotion, is that allowed?

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Hi all,

So last year when I got my review I was told that since I got a promotion a few months beforehand I would not be getting a raise. The promotion came with a pay bump because I was making minimum wage prior to that. Is that allowed? I've consulted a few co-workers including an HR TM and the general consensus is that it's not but I'd like some more advice before going to my ETL HR. Thanks!
 
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You should speak with your ETL-HR because they are two separate entities.

Promotions change your base pay, whereas annual raises are based on performance.
 

walruses

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I received a merit increase this year even though I was promoted to TL in January. I would definitely discuss it with your ETL-HR.
 

commiecorvus

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Sounds like whoever told you that is just using it as an excuse.
I would certainly discuss it with HR.
 

Rock Lobster

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I received a merit increase this year even though I was promoted to TL in January. I would definitely discuss it with your ETL-HR.
Can you tell me how that worked since our timelines seemed to match up! Was your review/merit based off of your performance as a TL (the little they had to go off of), as a TM (which is obviously great if it got you promoted), or a mixture of the two?
 

nib

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It's all based on score. If you got Outstanding or Excellent, you'll get a raise no matter what, but if you got ineffective or inconsistency effective, you probably won't get a raise at all.
Hi all,

So last year when I got my review I was told that since I got a promotion a few months beforehand I would not be getting a raise. The promotion came with a pay bump because I was making minimum wage prior to that. Is that allowed? I've consulted a few co-workers including an HR TM and the general consensus is that it's not but I'd like some more advice before going to my ETL HR. Thanks!
 
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