UK Corporate lawyer here. In my appraisal I was told I am not performing to 3PQE.
I joined from a client, following in-house training. I then moved at the beginning of the pandemic and my offer was pushed 6 months (where I wasn’t working). I then joined on the condition that I did real estate for 6 months.
I have also spent 4 months on parental leave, so I have only spent 16 months in the team. I am paid the same as an NQ. This all feels very unfair. Please share any advice you may have.

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This is their way of managing you out. Look for another job.

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It feels unfair to be held to the standard of 3PQE in my appraisal, when I only have 16 months relevant experience. It’s less than half of the time! I am not paid as 3PQE, so why am I judged as being so?
It feels like I’ll be pushing water uphill trying to catch up with where I’m meant to be in my boss’s eyes. I suggested a PQE cut but was told “this is just how it is”.

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