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double negative
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Tue Mar-23-21 08:37 AM

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"Is it bad that I've never had a promotion?"


  

          

There was a time when I was seriously considering business school and one of the points in admissions was to talk about your career achievements like getting a promotion. I still think about that question.

I've been with the same job for five years now. I keep getting little bumps in pay each year, I make good money, but, I've never gotten a promotion. The situation is kind of weird, I'm the only one in this big global firm that has this job while in other companies, I would be a whole department. If I were to get a promotion here, it would just be "senior"+"job title" even though there is no ladder and I would be a senior at any other place. It would be a promotion to go up a level in compensation bands but not necessarily responsibility.

Over the past 7 years, I've gone up in pay year over year, some years as much as 40% and some years as little as 4%. Still...I wonder, is a lack of promotion a bad look?

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Is it bad that I've never had a promotion? [View all] , double negative, Tue Mar-23-21 08:37 AM
 
Subject Author Message Date ID
I’ll take money over a title/promotion
Mar 23rd 2021
1
yeah a title/promotion is usually more responsibility and exposes you...
Mar 23rd 2021
2
      I prolly messed up
Mar 23rd 2021
4
It is - it means you have bad management
Mar 23rd 2021
3
its an element. I'm the odd man out.
Mar 23rd 2021
9
True, everybody needs a next level to strive for
Mar 23rd 2021
14
      nah, everybody doesn't want that.
Mar 23rd 2021
18
Generally, you want to show movement
Mar 23rd 2021
5
Depends on the company and role. Is there is a "Senior"
Mar 23rd 2021
6
There is no senior...there was no title before I was hired.
Mar 23rd 2021
8
Pay is short term, title is long term
Mar 23rd 2021
7
On linkedin, I already call myself "Senior_______"
Mar 23rd 2021
10
      That may be problematic
Mar 23rd 2021
13
           I hear you...
Mar 23rd 2021
17
Double edged sword.....
Mar 23rd 2021
11
Generally yes
Mar 23rd 2021
12
yup, one of the reasons I was able to move up
Mar 23rd 2021
15
      *pulls out hair*
Mar 23rd 2021
16

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