I'm a software developer in a company that has a very clear set of steps for salary (atleast for software developers) determined by how much responsibility you are taking, how independent you are, how much experience you have etc. Since I pretty much just graduated I'm clearly lacking experience and I won't deny that. I'm just trying to figure out the following:
In the few months i've been working there I am noticing that my workpackages are more in line with the salary step just above mine, the only thing missing would be the recommended experience threshhold. I've already tried to talk to my boss about this, but it seems that experience seems to be weighed much more than the other factors in those steps' descriptions. That wouldn't be a problem if it weren't for other company documents that seem to put much more importance on those other factors when considering a promotion.
Now what I'm wondering is whether it is normal for me to be assigned work packages for the next step before being promoted to it (since i thought it would be like: do your current job well -> get promoted -> do those things well -> repeat), or if it is just another take of the company living things differently than described in company documents (which happens also with other things, sometimes in my favor, sometimes not).
Since this might be location dependent I added a tag.