I was looking at Jobs in Dec'20 that offered relocation as I wanted to move out of my home country (India).
I found a decent job that would relocate me to Malaysia (KL) and my wife and I figured it would be a good experience to spend a couple of years there.
During pay negotiation, my asking number was met for KL but they said since it could be a while before it happens, I could start remote. The caveat was that I will be under a different (local) payroll till that happens and my salary would be different. This number was ~10% lower than the KL number and they said they cannot do more.
I thought about it at figured it is only going to be a 2-3 months (which was the expected relocation timeline at the time) and decided to accept and join.
It has now been 6 months + and relocation is not a realistic possibility till the end of this year. I feel like I am missing out on the actual pay that I wanted as the temporary arrangement is stretching far too long.
How do I revisit this discussion? In hindsight it was foolish of me to accept a lower remote pay without strict timelines to relocation, but how can I correct this mistake now? I want to approach my higher ups and ask to pay the agreed final salary instead of the temp arrangement.