Am working in an IT firm which is fast growing. I got placed here through campus recruitment (after my MBA-HR)& something strange happened at that time.

They had contacted our college before & send us a call letter promising a salary of 2.4K. At that time, I already had another offer (at 1.3K). But as I was interested in the profile offered by this company & also coz of the higher salary, I sat for the interview & got selected by the firm. Thats how I joined my firm. But at the time of interview they understood that my current offer is only 1.3k. They then told that they are willing to pay only 1.4K & when I asked abt their promise , they told it was a clerical mistake which happened from their side.

I really felt that it was unfair from their side to do the same, but as the job profile they offered was excellent & also I tried to believe that it was a typografical mistake (as they said), I joined the firm.

But now, i am the only HR person handling the whole HR myself & also I am in very good relations with the management, I have a very strong feeling that they deliberately reduced the salary & has cheated me. But as I am extremely happy with the job I am doing here & I am one among the decision ,makers with the management, I find i difficult to ask & I dont know what would be their reaction if they hear something like this from my side. The main problem is i am very much involved & i love my job here to a great extend & I also know that management is very happy with my performance.But the feeling that they cheated me is haunting me much. there is no other HR person here for me to even compare my salary with theirs & question the management. I also dont know if I could ask them for a hike as I have only completed a period of 3 months here.




14th September 2007 From Oman, Muscat
Kindly don't mistake me...
Be clear in yourself. Money or Career......
You say you are happy.. you say that they deliberately reduced your salary...
How come they know about your offer(1.3K)...
Why you decided to take the offer when you know these things..
why after 3 months all of a sudden this thought has come???????...
Decide yourself...
Dont expect much if you want a Strong basic foundation in HR...
Please work in a Happy Mind & NOT Double Mind...
If Not FULL, I am sure I have given some information.....
14th September 2007 From India, Coimbatore
I feel you are well placed as far as your job is concerned. Continue gaining experience. In the beginning of the career one should not be bothered much by salary issue . One should concentrate on learning new skills and if the company is allowing you to work on important job it should also be treated as compensation , the benefit of which you will reap in future.
Regards 8)
15th September 2007 From India
I have read ur query and understood your concerns. but what i suggest is in the starting phase of career one must not think only about salary. the company and the profile you are working in provides you great amount of learning and exposure so its the small amount you are sacrificing for.As you said that they are happy with your performance then don't worry after few months they'll raise your salary.
15th September 2007 From India, Chandigarh
thank u all. But more than the salary part, my concern is something else.
- They had decided to pay the HR person a salary of 2.4 Lakhs before knowing that my current offer was only 1.3 Lakhs. The work which am doing is worth 2.4L or more (as I myself is handling the hR of 2 offices in two states).As they understood that am interested in the job they are offering, the reduced the salary to almost half & just raised a little more than the offer which I had already.This gives me an odd feeling.
15th September 2007 From Oman, Muscat
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