On my annual review with my employer, I was offered a decent amount of raise initially(5k), but turned out, they did the math wrong when calculating my current salary. So a week later I had a second conversation to clarify, and I was told it was a mistake and the raise is only half (2.5k). Few employees left the firm lately and I was taking up more responsibilities. When brought up, I was told they really appreciate my extra work but that's what the budget allows to give me 2.5k raise.
The employer is known to be cheapskate. So I didn't push further, but there was an awkward silence from both sides during the conversation. They can't afford another 2.5k, seriously? Should I re-negotiate or just ignore and start looking elsewhere?
Mere appreciation for the extra work doesn't help paying bills buddy. That's what I really wanted to tell my employer.
It was a mistake on the salary. The person in charge of the accounting messed up and passed in wrong number as my current salary. (2.5k less) So it turned out the final number was 5k on top of current salary, when it was only 2.5k. It would be the right thing to do by honoring your initial offer, unless you are really a cheapstake which they are. So they came back apologizing multiple times for the screw up instead of honoring the amount.
I get raise yearly, so the number is just the norm, but considering the extra work being done for compensating for the ex employees, I was expecting a higher raise.