InternetExplorer, on Tuesday, March 13th, 2012, 3:18 PM, said:
well, that was unhelpful and discouraging. thanks.what data should I take? what arguments should I make? most of you know my situation, but for those who don't: I'm basically a help desk technician (IT guy that gets called when shit breaks) and teller rolled into one. OES has data on both jobs, and my pay is far, far below what either position brings in my region. furthermore, I know what they're paying per employee bank-wide because that's all public in FDIC filings. it's a starting point, but I need to flesh out my arguments before I show my hand.
I thought you meant bringing up the Presidents info too.The OES data seems solid. Especially with the tact that Bob suggests, so he knows you understand that a teller in New York makes more than a teller in Lawrence. By the sounds of it, the FDIC data is not specific enough to be relevant.Fwiw, I think this is a good and a bad thing to do, but overall a smart move:Pros: It might work. Shows the boss you know what's up. Might make you look good for future positions.Bad: Probably won't work. Companies have a salary band for every position, and the best you'll get is a raise that sounds good in percentage, but laughable in dollar amount. I mean, a 25% raise would still be crap. The boss will think you're a dick. Makes you look like a dick for future positions.To be honest, I think the con side is much more likely. Much. More. But without sounding like a help columnist, this is a small regional bank, and if the guy running things look at things the way I suspect he will, there's not much upside at that place anyway. He can't fire you for this, and even a promotion to loans officer or something is still going to be a shit go-nowhere job at that bank, so you aren't costing yourself anything if he looks at things negatively.
Long signatures are really annoying.