I do so much to help my team & work so hard but I feel like my efforts are never rewarded. My reviews are consistently at next level, I’m involved in every extracurricular activity possible & even my partners & managers have told me how much more I do than my peers.….and what for? To get a 3% raise, and be denied a promotion. Because “although I’m qualified to do the job, being promoted earlier has never been the norm”. Just venting.

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Honestly--do less. As black women we often go above and beyond to the point that it's an unspoken expectation that we will carry more. Stop doing that. I mean that very seriously. Begin to look elsewhere--never get so tied down the the prestige of a title or organization that you allow yourself to be taken advantage of in that space.

I'm giving you advice that I had to take for myself, after doing earning certification after certification, chairing committee after committee for a large, well recognized org only to have leadership tell me that was doing was nice but not required and so not eligible for a large enough promotion or salary increase when the time came. Left that space and within the year landed a role that's acknowledged my contributions with the appropriate title and salary instead of carrying a department on my back off of goodwill.

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Love this advice!

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If I could restart my career over, I would focus more on “soft skills” and networking. Honestly I think they impact promotions more than actual skills.

Have you checked out this book?

Finally, understand fully work will never love you back💕

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As much as companies pretend like it’s not the truth, a lot just promote on tenure whether it is deserved or not. Go somewhere you are appreciated.

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Sounds to me you need to find something better. My last job never gave me a raise, so I pack up and found a great place.

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You may get your promotion at another organization

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Thank you all. I’m definitely brushing up the resume today.

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I will only add the following as you enter this “discovery” phase

Know, understand, trust your worth and don’t settle for less

If you get offers the you are 50% qualified to do and will have to learn the other half… Take it! Men do
Good luck and keep us posted💕💕💕

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Comparing to the people who got promoted, try find out what made them get to that next level?

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Trust me. I did, & im doing everything I need to and even more. I made my intentions for promotion clear last year, & asked my partners everything I needed to do to make sure there was no question & I checked every box. There is no question that I’m ready in their eyes, it’s just not the norm in our practice apparently & they don’t want to deviate from that. They also said that they didn’t want to set me up for unfair treatment since we go through reviews again in July and I’d get compared to the next level. Even though I don’t care about that, and I’m confident I’d be fine.

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Time to get that promotion through another firm because they dont value you based on what you're saying

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Hey girl sorry to hear that. Please dm me if you wanna chat!

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First...life is about choices....either you choose to accept your current work environment or you choose to go find another job.

Rather than venting repurpose that energy on finding an organization that rewards and acknowledges their employees.

Second, perspective is everything. Viewing through a lense of what you are not getting vs what you have been able to accomplish and how this experience has enriched you...improved your skills and abilities...prepared you for a better opportunity.

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