I am currently working at a job where my initial trial term will run out soon (I signed a contract that covered a set period of time which has elapsed). I have talked to my employer and they have explicitly expressed a desire to hire me formally, but brushed it off somewhat and said that they were very busy and probably wouldn't have an offer in time for the expiry date, and my reading is that they definitely do want to hire me, they just don't see doing the paperwork as something urgent.
This was also laced with talk about not giving me the money the new position ordinarily commands until some new contracts come through, which is a separate issue entirely.
I guess I could boil my problem down into a few discrete questions:
- What do I do on day +1 of contract expiration?
- What is the polite way to express discomfort with keeping my salary flat, and is it possible to negotiate a guaranteed increase after a certain date, or other terms of that nature to protect myself?
- I have another job offer for the salary the position they would be hiring me in carries at another company, what is the polite, business friendly way to say "If no pay increase is forthcoming, I will move on"?
I like this job, but I feel as though the people who hired me think they can get away with some things because I'm not a confrontational person, I could use some advice.