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I’ve been working for big 4 firm for 3yrs now w barely any raise in sight. My performance increased tremendously but for whatever reason I got the same increase this yr as my first yr w the firm (and my increase was only cost of living abt 3%) Looking elsewhere but I feel undervalued already and have an overall dismal view of everything. Can’t save enough to buy a home because I’m paying off medical bills, but luckily family is helping. (to be cont)

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Yeah b4 pay is awful pay until you are like a senior manager. I know they like to tell you that your raises and bonuses will be lower in industry, but that has not been the case for me. I make way more than my friends that are still in PA.

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10+ yoe, barely making 6 digits, performing well, 3% increase past 3 yrs. Sorry but this doesn’t add up bro. We’re missing some vital info here. Even audit folks in Deloitte (arguably the lowest paid service line) are getting 130-150k with that YOE, if not more. What’s going on? Are you on a working visa by any chance? Or are you in a very LCOL city?

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Yeah we just had a big compensation survey added to our bowl, one of the main reasons I Dow loaded this app… but just doing research online I’m making under six figures as a 40yo person living in the DMV area as a senior consultant… it’s just not adding up… the more they ask of me the more I do and trust their words when they tell me I’m doing well, only to receive $3000 bonus which was barely enough to cover dental work I needed…

This can’t be in the US, is there more to the story

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V much so in the USA unfortunately

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Bro just leave, wtf are you still doing at deloitte

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Good point…just piddling about trying to revamp my resume now tbh…. I can’t keep living like this thinking I’m doing shit work and not worth the effort when there’s more out there… thanks for this little push

I’m tired every day and have broken down to the point where doing the work is exhausting, meetings are painful. Why should I care if no one else does? My coach told me all yr long just how well I was doing, only to find my performance increase was the same as an off yr. I’m an experienced hire w 10yrs plus my MBA and PMP, barely making 6 figures and just don’t know where to turn… I’m tired every day and I keep getting asked to do just a little bit more, as if that will somehow give me glowing reviews…where does it end?

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Really ever since the compensation changes we got, I’ve been in a downward spiral, i thought based on leadership feedback that I was doing well and turns out to them I’m just not good enough. Nothing is ever good enough. I’m tired of not ever being good enough to these ppl and getting crumbs of explanations on how and what to do to be better. My old mentor left me hangin and it’s difficult to find someone willing to help in any kind of way…I just wish it wasn’t so difficult trying to go to doctors appointments and take all your medications and settle your routine only to be faced with absolutes at work like, you can only do better if you do x y z, then only to find out after you’ve completed said tasks that you’re no better off than before…

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I have no where to turn and no one to turn to…and nothing feels like it’ll ever change… even if I go to another firm it’ll just be getting to know another cracked system all over again, just to tap dance again for entertainment at my own expense… I have some acquaintances who have given me some advice but I just feel really alone and down. I’m not in any way close to my peers in compensation… at my age I should be so much more and I’m just not…

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I'm sorry. You really need to leave. Start applying and I am sure you will kick yourself for not having started looking elsewhere sooner. You have a great skill-set that will be appreciated elsewhere.

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Have you asked to talk to your compensation communicator?

Thanks that’s what I’ve been trying to do. Just on a downward spiral trying to lift myself out of the fog and get back on my feet tbh.

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