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Q&A: Promotion and Additional Work Responsibilities

Question: I’ve been with my company for a couple of years and recently requested for a promotion – but I’ve been told by my superior that this will mean taking on additional work responsibilities. Is this fair?

Answer: In a nutshell – of course it is! Many employees often gripe about being loaded with additional work with no pay increment, and with good reason – no one likes to feel exploited. In such a situation, it’s only fair to ask for additional remuneration to accompany an increase in workplace responsibilities.

Nevertheless, the flip side of this equation also means that the company will likely require the employee to raise their performance and/or shoulder additional responsibilities if a promotion (with a pay increment) is granted. Your eventual promotion within the company thus hinges on a few factors. (Read More Here!)

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