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Old 04-14-2019, 01:40 AM
 
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I enjoy the work I do at my current company, but my boss has been coming up short on promises made to myself and others. In my case, there is a deadline because my contract is set to expire this summer. I have been promised a raise and a promotion by management, but neither has come to fruition.

While the company is bigger than any employee - especially one levels away from management like myself - they don't have anyone else with my skillset who can handle all the responsibilities my position requires. On my two off-days each week, there is a noticeable drop-off in production, because no assortment of employees can match what I can do in my particular role. Management knows this, and I am placed on every big project as a result.

Given the facts that we are understaffed, the company hasn't found anyone else who can fulfill all the responsibilities my job requires and I'm the only one capable of training new employees in the role, I hold at least some value in the day-to-day operations of the company.

With this in mind, how do I create the...urgency...for management to finalize the new contract they have promised? They know my work and what I am capable of, but are acting slowly to get things in order. I realize that everyone is replaceable, but it would take them months to handle my specific workload in my line of work.
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Old 04-14-2019, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Chandler, AZ
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I enjoy the work I do at my current company, but my boss has been coming up short on promises made to myself and others. In my case, there is a deadline because my contract is set to expire this summer. I have been promised a raise and a promotion by management, but neither has come to fruition.

While the company is bigger than any employee - especially one levels away from management like myself - they don't have anyone else with my skillset who can handle all the responsibilities my position requires. On my two off-days each week, there is a noticeable drop-off in production, because no assortment of employees can match what I can do in my particular role. Management knows this, and I am placed on every big project as a result.

Given the facts that we are understaffed, the company hasn't found anyone else who can fulfill all the responsibilities my job requires and I'm the only one capable of training new employees in the role, I hold at least some value in the day-to-day operations of the company.

With this in mind, how do I create the...urgency...for management to finalize the new contract they have promised? They know my work and what I am capable of, but are acting slowly to get things in order. I realize that everyone is replaceable, but it would take them months to handle my specific workload in my line of work.
How about, "I've been promised a raise and a promotion, and that hasn't happened yet. We all know I'm a valuable contributor here, but I'm not feeling the love. I really enjoy working here, but my compensation has not kept up with my output, and if we can't fix that I'm going to have to move on."?
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Old 04-15-2019, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Texas
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With this in mind, how do I create the...urgency...for management to finalize the new contract they have promised? They know my work and what I am capable of, but are acting slowly to get things in order. I realize that everyone is replaceable, but it would take them months to handle my specific workload in my line of work.
Send a self assessment to your boss.
Use specific data ...numbers if you have them
Do you have company reviews you can quote from as far as "excellent employee" "major part of the successful project" etc?
Keep it to one page or less with lots of action verbs. Performance Review Action Verbs – Human Resources Department
Give them a deadline .. "I would like to meet with you on ** to discuss my upcoming contract"
Ms/Mr Boss:
I would like to remind you that my contract is coming up for renewal on ***. My goal for this contract is for you to fufilll your commitment of a raise and promotion. I would like the following to be considered in making decisions for that contract renewal.
On my two off-days each week, there is a noticeable drop-off in production, because no assortment of employees can match what I can do in my particular role. (add any data)
Management relies on my skills and work ethic to add value to major company projects. During this contract I have worked on ..... (details).
I perform the full range of the duties of my position and often (assist others, take on projects whatever fits that is beyond your regular scope.
I am the company trainer and have demonstrated the ability to timely and accuratly complete my duties and give much needed training to our staff.
Thank you for your consideration in this matter. I am looking forward to discussing this with you.
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Old 04-15-2019, 07:04 PM
 
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Thanks for the suggestions. I sent a note to my bosses, who addressed things with me very quickly. They say I will be taken care of very soon and I am a "mainstay" at the company, but I've been around the block long enough to know these situations don't always play out as they should. They're well aware of the production gap when I'm not in the office. Nevertheless, I'm preparing for anything and dusting off the resume.
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