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"How do I broach the subject of title and salary tactfully?"
I have worked several years in an office. I was given my own office and parking space several months ago and am being referred to now as the customer service manager, but have never been given this title officially or an raise to go with it. My review is nearing. Any suggestions on how to broach this subject tactfully?
Actions speak louder than words. The company has given you more authority and responsibility through the granting of your own office and parking space. You are to be congratulated! View this time period as a transition. You were wise not to press this issue earlier, lest you be seen as petty and overly demanding.
And as you suggest, broaching the subject of title and salary at your upcoming review would be very appropriate. Usually a change in title automatically triggers a raise in salary. But different companies have different cultures. In some companies, job responsibilities are more reflective of status in the company than titles.
Your primary objective should be to see that you get a raise, since your work and responsibilities have expanded. Touch on the issue of changing your title as an afterthought, as though it is a small clerical issue. Your position could be that the new title is not something you are concerned about, however you need to be able to tell outside suppliers, or clients, how to address you in correspondence.
Keep up the good work!
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