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Boss not keeping wordโ€ฆ $$$

Boss gives me a small raise in April & after realizing I was disappointed, challenges me to hit a goal to receive more. Hit the goal last month, bring it to her attention & she asks for a few days to verify. A few days later, I send her reporting that confirms. A few more days, check in again & she says I'm being too aggressive. More than a week later & still nothing. Advice?
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CuriousFox
WR Officer
5
Senior Account Executive
I'd start quietly looking for a new job.
DungeonsNDemos
Big Shot
2
Dialing for Initiative
They almost got it!! Gotta be quicker than that!
antiASKHOLE
Politicker
2
Account Executive
aaand I'm out. start fishing for a new job
TennisandSales
Politicker
1
Enterprise Account Executive
I really dont understand why the boss things you are being too aggressive? what does she think will happen when they make a promise to give you a raise??

Did she just not think you were going to hit it and now that you have she has to scramble? I would try to set a meeting with her and talk about it.
GDO
Politicker
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BDM
Seems like a good quality to follow up on promises
DungeonsNDemos
Big Shot
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Dialing for Initiative
Sounds like an empty promise... You have it in writing?
GDO
Politicker
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BDM
Mine refuses to put his promise in writing and is stalling 2weeks already. I just now he s searching for a replacement he will not find
frenchiemom1120
Member
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Inside Sales Representative
Iโ€™m literally going through something similar. And unfortunately, no matter how good you are or how much you love the job, a cheap boss will always be a cheap boss(even to others) - unless they canโ€™t replace you. Thatโ€™s what Iโ€™m about to find out ๐Ÿ˜‚
Angusmacg
Executive
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Territory Account Mgr.
Put in the effort that they are paying you for and look for something else
AnchorPoint
Politicker
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Business Coach
Find a new place to call home.
AnchorPoint
Politicker
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Business Coach
"I get paid to be aggressive. Now pay me bitch!"
GringaRompepelotas
Fire Starter
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Sales Consultant
Believe me, this is what I wanted to sayโ€ฆ
Kosta_Konfucius
Politicker
0
Sales Rep
Can I ask what the goal was she needs to verify? Unless it was to finish top rep in a quarter when you needed to wait to see the results, I can think of anything where she wouldnโ€™t have access already.

Kinda seems like she is avoiding to give the additional raise like the plague. The really weird thing is seems like she brought up setting a goal for this raise

Did she give you a timeline when she would tell you about the raise
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Whatโ€™s the prospectโ€™s word worth?
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