I Didn't Promise You a Rose Garden
May 22, 2014 11:11 AM Subscribe
Boss told me if I took a course she would increase my pay. She paid for the course on the condition that I would continue to work there for a set amount of time. The agreements we made about the course, how long I would stay after the course, and salary increase were all verbal. I took the course, now she claims she did not say there would be an increase. There are witnesses who agree that she did promise an increase.
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (17 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Apparently, I am not the first person this has happened to. I worked and studied 60-80 hours a week for almost a year only to be lied to. And now I am no further ahead financially. I had fully intended to stay but now I am too bitter. Every time she tries to make lighthearted conversation I can only stare at her. I know I can’t trust her and I have no idea how I can continue to work for someone who I can’t trust and am so overwhelmingly resentful of. Talking to Human Resources might not work because the head is her sister-in-law.
There are job opportunities available for people who have taken this course. It only makes sense to look elsewhere, right? I am bad with confrontation. How do I exit this situation gracefully?