About 6 months into my job the manager offered me a dollar raise and said it would take effect immediately. I signed a document and he went to give it to my supervisor. He came back and told me that unfortunately I would have to wait until my 1 year anniversary came up before applying the raise. 2 weeks prior to my 1 year anniversary I spoke with both the manager and my supervisor and reminded them about the dollar raise, both said no problem that it had been promised to me. 3 weeks after my anniversary I once again spoke to them about it and now I am only receiving a .50 cent raise even though I signed a document for $1.00. Now my problem is that I do not have a copy of the signed document and I have the feeling they would make up a story if I ask for a copy anyways. So now I am unsure of how to handle this...

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    That is a completely different question, not a duplicate.He's not asking how to remind politely remind them of the raise like in the linked question.
    – Chris E
    Oct 13, 2016 at 16:28
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    Always get a copy of anything you sign.
    – Daenyth
    Oct 13, 2016 at 16:31
  • @Daenyth I agree, but a lot of times you trust the other party, specially after one year of working together.
    – AleX_
    Oct 13, 2016 at 16:32
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    @S.Nel, have you checked your paystub? maybe they have increased your salary by 1$, but you have jumped to a higher tax bracket or maybe its being deducted for something else. I would just ask my manager carefully and politely. and then follow up carefully and politely with HR/Accounting.
    – AleX_
    Oct 13, 2016 at 16:34
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    I didn't say it was OP's fault -- at best the company is being incompetent or misguided, at worst they're exploiting him. I'm just saying that it's something critically important.
    – Daenyth
    Oct 13, 2016 at 16:38


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