I have been supervisor for 7 years and wish to move back down. I have been told I will get a 5% wage drop if I move down. When I moved up to supervisor I was not given a raise for the new position.
I have had a couple of % raises each year, as is standard in my company, since taking the supervisor position. I would have received the same if I had stayed in my lower position.
My wage is already lower than some staff who are not supervisors. I have worked as supervisor for 7 years on an insulting wage.
I accepted the supervisor position with no increase as times were very bad back then.
I have never signed a contract for the supervisor position. There is no union.
I am working in Ireland. There is high unemployment in my area so I can't walk into another position.
I feel intimidated by my manager and I am scared I will be bullied more or let go if I stand up for myself.
What should I do? Stay in the supervisor role or drop down and refuse the pay drop based on the fact I didn't get a raise.
To make this more appropriate...
What are my rights and my employers rights in this situation? Am I not legally entitled to refuse the drop based on no contracted wage increase for the supervisor position?