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This is my first question ever on here so bear with me if it's not 100% correct...
I'm in a position at work where I may be offered a promotion in the next few weeks. If I take it my workload will almost certainly double, I'll be on call 24/7 (now it's one week a month). There'll be hardly any pay increase plus any kind of failures or system issues will be put at my feet, whether it's mine (or the team) fault or not. We're understaffed and totally demotivated. The team are computer engineers.
My first thought was to ask for a pay rise so ridiculous they'd just discard the offer. On the off-chance they'd accept it I'd be $$$ loaded, save up for a few months while I look for something else. But I'd rather not have it. If it were offered to me and I politely declined, can my boss call me up on any kind of policy or protocol breach? There's no obligation to accept a promotion, correct?
For reference, this is in the US. The main company is in California, I work in a division based out of Nebraska.
Edit - due to people thinking I'm asking about how to decline a promotion, I'm not. I'm interested in "does my company have recourse to take HR action against me". I'm not worried about boss vindication or how I'd go about saying no. It's can they take me to HR for saying no (politely, of course).
2nd edit - "Can they take me to HR for refusing a promotion" is the question. It is not a duplicate.