I received my Annual Review and got a less hike than expected. To set the background let me mention that I was hired from campus and many other such peers joined and now there is some considerable gap in the pay scale.
Before you point out that it is bound to happen, let me state -
- for the same rating some of my peers get more % hike than what I get
- hike given during promotion to some of my peers is 3 times of what I got.
So seeing all this happen for a while I was a bit angry when my boss told me that your rating is so because we had to adjust for the damn Bell Curve. I didn't mention "the hike" explicitly though. I felt like asking him
Why does only R11G always has to adjust for the Bell Curve? Why does only R11G gets x% hike and some others get 3 times of it during the promotion? Why does only R11G gets y% hike and some others get 1.5y% hike for the same rating?
I didn't ask him as I was a bit furious. Not sure if I made a mistake by not saying it then. But I plan to meet up with him soon and voice my concerns.
I want to know if confronting him directly like above is good? Ofcourse I am not going to take names. Is referring to myself in the 3rd person okay? :-) Any other better impactful way?
Edit - Well I got to know via some of the co-workers. Also, correct me if I am wrong - I don't think its the performance issue here. Same promotion, same performance rating but different % hike. And yes its NONE of my business but this backdoor information lets me know that something is wrong.