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What would you do? If you like the company and people you work with, but you're underpaid and there is no budget for a raise.

Little about me, I work for a tech company, for almost a year (healthcare) with 17 years of HR experience. I have one HR Gen reporting to me.

I basically do everything from talent acquisition, employee retention, performance management, employee relations, employee engagement, HRIS, compensation, benefits, contract negotiations, compliance, D&I, T&D, PEO, etc...

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I’d look for a new opportunity. The market is good right now and you should be paid what you’re worth. Good luck!

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Thanks for the advice!

Break up with them, so many great opportunities right now. I’ve had times where I was afraid to leave a team, and the ‘team’ left for other jobs, and then another time I left and loved the next team even more. Push through, update that resume, get out there.

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Honestly, you should be looking other places if you think you're overworked and underpaid. Your YOE and extensive knowlege base makes you prime pickings outside of work. You may be able to use other offers as collateral for your current job to give you a raise.

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Good idea! Thank you!

With 17 years in HR and one year in Healthcare specifically, go apply to a HR manager/HRBP position with a healthcare company! The market is booming and you should minimally be at 100k. Go find the opportunity that you deserve!

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I’m sorry you’re feeling that way! That has not been my experience. But what I do often see is HR professionals that are used to being on the hiring side have a really difficult time switching to the job hunting mindset. It’s like we forget how to be on the applicant side! It can be really hard to get out of our own heads sometimes and switch the frame of mind. If you’re feeling like that might be where you’re stuck, I’m happy to give some feedback on your resume or application approach.

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I love most people I work with at most companies. It doesn’t mean they are the right boss, teammate, or the company is right for me. Its not personal. But it sounds time to move on :) you obviously (fortunately) already know your worth. Go get it ✈️

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I know that no price can replace peace of mind, but you also deserve compensation for the incredible amount of experience you have. If there is no possibility of eventual upward movement financially, you might have to take a gamble and hope that your next team is just as great.

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Thanks for the advice!

No harm in looking. See if anything excites you and the kind of salaries on offer.

If you enjoy your job and you’re not desperate to make a rushed exit, you can take your time and be selective on what you pursue

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If you are asking for comments, you already have your answer.

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I would start looking elsehwere. It doesn't sound like there is room for growth there. And now is the time to be looking.

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Unpopular opinion but money can't always buy happiness! Do you love what you're doing? Don't jump just because the market is hot. I've contemplated leaving my role for two years - I always wonder why mid to senior level HR management positions are so widely available right now. Have you thought about consulting or helping with resumes as a side gig?

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I will look into it. Thanks!

I agree with everyone- leave! You have so much to offer at other places with your level of experience. I am going to do the same :) hope you are able to find a better position elsewhere or if they realize your worth before you leave and create a plan for your growth.

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I agree with some of the other comments. You should be looking elsewhere. If you have talked to the right people and they said it isn’t likely you’ll receive a promotion, raise, whatever, I would get out. I am in a similar position as a recruiter. There is a lot of opportunities out there and the pay is incredible.

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I agree. I would deff look for a new role. The market is hot right now and pay has gone up alot since the pandemic.

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I would look for a new opportunity as well. With that much experience under your belt, I'm sure there are many companies that feel you could be of value.

Thank you!

With all that you do, you deserve to be paid a considerable salary. I wish you all the best in your search!

Thank you!

Echoing others, it’s worth at least looking elsewhere - you’re not committing to anything until you accept an offer. Having another offer may push your current company to find the budget for you, or you may find another company that’s great and pays better.

I agree with you! Thanks.

I would say evaluate how much of this is you liking the people vs some resistance to change. I have seen myself say "I really like the people" when what I mean is I like these people more than I like changing my status quo

Data is everything, before I would “leave” I would do a very detailed review of “my” position and present it to leadership. If you are valued after your one year with the company and present data to show that you are underpaid the company might find some room in the budget.
If you present the facts and they aren’t receptive, then maybe that’s not the right place to spend two years! Good luck.

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